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Malaysia’s TS Global Network to Own Payload on Apstar 9 Satellite

By Caleb Henry | May 19, 2015
      Apstar MySat-1 TSGN

      From left: Kent Ho, group CEO of TSGN; T. Dhrmarajah Dhashna, group managing director of TSGN; Cheng Guangren, director and president of APT; Lo Kin Hang, VP and company secretary of APT.
      Photo: APT

      [Via Satellite 05-19-2015] TS Global Network (TSGN), a top Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) connectivity provider in Malaysia, has entered an agreement with APT Satellite Company Limited to invest in a designated payload on the operator’s Apstar 9 satellite, which is slated to launch in the fourth quarter of 2015. The payload, dubbed MySat 1, will provide C-band transponder capacity for the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Asia-Pacific markets.

      The privately owned TS Global Network serves more than 150 Malaysian corporations and multinational companies. With the new payload, the company plans to provide satellite communications services for both government and commercial customers.

      “We are cognizant of the financial and regulatory hurdles and demands in pursuing a bold approach to ramping up our regional growth and have adopted a red ocean strategy to map out our journey. This collaboration with APT is an illustration of our strategy,” said T. Dhrmarajah Dhashna, TSGN group managing director.