Measat wants major new satellite

Malaysian satellite operator Measat says it is looking to order a major ‘high throughput satellite’ (HTS) that it wants in orbit by 2021.

Speaking at the APSAT conference in Jakarta, Indonesia, Measat’s COO Yau Chyong Lim said the new craft would be co-located with its other satellites at its ‘hot spot’ at 91.5 degree East.

Currently TV broadcasting, either of free-to-view channels or pay-TV, brings in more than 75 per cent of Measat’s revenues, which would continue. But the extra capacity on a new satellite would mean greater scope for broadband services throughout Malaysia.

A few days ago Measat confirmed the addition of 3 extra channels from Nepal.

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