Shin Ready to Time Satellite Broadband Market Attack
[09/12/07 – Satellite Today] Shin Satellite has signed a key deal to bring its state-of-the-art satellite broadband services to Malaysia, the company announced Sept. 11. The company has signed a deal with Time dotCom (Time), one of Malaysia’s leading telcos, to deploy IPStar broadband satellite services in Malaysia later this year. Malaysia has a population of around 25 million people.
The deal between Shin and Time will see an IPStar gateway located in Time’s existing facilities in Kuala Lumpur. Currently, Time provides broadband solutions to both domestic and international markets. IPStar will enable Time to expand its broadband services to serve the rural and underserved markets in Malaysia targeting the government’s Universal Service Provision (USPs), as well as other market segments such as corporate and retail. In addition to providing services to Time, the IPStar service through Time will also be marketed to other service providers in Malaysia as well.
Time is one of the most progressive telcos in Malaysia. It recently announced that it planned to offer 10 megabits per second high-speed broadband to residential homes. It claimed it was the first operator to offer such high speeds in the residential market in Malaysia. The service called Netlynx, is being offered in collaboration with Palette Multimedia.