XL Axiata to Deliver over 1 Gbps Broadband Services over Satellite in Rural Indonesia

XL Axiata to Deliver over 1 Gbps Broadband Services over Satellite in Rural Indonesia Image Credit: XL Axiata

Axiata announced it has signed a four-year, multi-transponder contract for leased capacity and teleport services with IPSTAR International, a subsidiary of Thaicom to enable XL Axiata to deliver over 1 Gbps High Throughput Satellite (HTS) capacity for broadband services in Indonesia. 

According to the terms of the agreement, Axiata Business Services will use capacity of up to seven KU-band shaped and spot beams on the IPSTAR-1 broadband satellite located at 119.5° east for the provision of broadband services in Indonesia, including broadband access direct to residential and enterprise premises, and cellular network backhaul.

The IPSTAR-1 satellite was launched in 2005 and was the first HTS ever launched into orbit. IPSTAR cellular backhaul and direct to premise broadband connectivity provides telecom operators with the ability to expand their networks, launch new broadband services and reach underserved areas quickly and cost-effectively.

Asri Hassan Sabri, Group Chief Business Operations Officer, Axiata
As the world’s first ever HTS, launched in 2005, Thaicom’s IPSTAR helps us to connect users in remote and underserved areas of Indonesia cost-effectively. We are confident that the partnership will enable us to continue to grow our business faster without infrastructure limitations.

Dominic P Arena, Group Chief Strategy Officer, Axiata 
This HTS partnership is highly strategic for Axiata and the beginning of what we believe can become a core future broadband delivery platform for our operating companies to deliver broadband connectivity, media & entertainment, IoT and other digital services to enterprise and consumer home segments. 

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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