MTN Expands Network in Southeast Asia with NewSat

Jabiru 2 NewSat

An illustration of the Jabiru 2 satellite and its coverage. Photo: NewSat

[Via Satellite 03-10-2014] MTN Communications has signed an agreement with NewSat to expand its maritime and remote broadband communications network. The agreement, expected to enhance satellite coverage and throughput for MTN customers in Southeast Asia and Oceania, extends C- and Ku-band coverage, putting MTN in position for future service launches.

“NewSat is pleased to deliver our satellite services, secure connectivity, and the benefits of our Australian teleport facilities to MTN,” said Scott Sprague, chief commercial officer at NewSat. “We have been supporting MTN’s business for many years as it has continued to grow in the Asia Pac region, strengthening the MTN reputation for delivering the most value and service excellence to customers. It also expands the company’s ability to further drive innovation by continually introducing industry firsts. With the launch of Jabiru 2 in May this year, increasing our commitment to the Asia Pacific mobility market, we are grateful for MTN’s confidence in NewSat and look forward to supporting MTN’s global growth long into the future.”

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