Telkom Indonesia to Co-Market Capacity from SES 9 Satellite
[Via Satellite 05-19-2016] PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Telkom) and SES have entered a new strategic partnership whereby Telkom will provide connectivity to the Indonesian market via capacity on the recently launched SES 9 satellite. SES and Telkom will co-market SES 9 capacity over Indonesia, allowing customers from across all market verticals, including video, cellular, broadband, maritime and aeronautical, to use capacity from the satellite within the country.
SES 9 will be collocated with SES 7, operating in the arc around 108.2 degrees east, and has a dedicated beam that comprehensively covers the Indonesian archipelago. Scheduled to enter service mid-2016, SES 9 will deliver high-powered capacity to the Asian markets using 57 high-power Ku-band transponders (81 × 36 MHz transponder equivalents). The Boeing-built satellite is SES’s latest and largest spacecraft for the Asia-Pacific region, providing both replacement and incremental capacity.