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ABS, HSS Sign Agreement on ABS 2 and ABS 3

By Tai Nichols | September 23, 2013
      ABS 3 brings high powered capacity to the Sub-Saharan African regions to serve Africa’s growing communications requirements. Photo: ABS

      ABS 3’s coverage
      Photo: ABS

      [Via Satellite 09-23-13] Asia Broadcast Satellite (ABS) and Hummerlton Security Services (HSS) have signed a multi-transponder agreement on ABS 2 and ABS 3 satellites. The capacity agreement will provide additional connectivity for HSS to expand its business network and infrastructure for its growing business in Africa.

      Under the multi-year agreement, HSS will use the high-powered C- and Ku-band capacity of ABS 2 and ABS 3 to provide data services to its customers across Africa. It will be used to support HSS’s payment gateway services and to extend data connectivity and enterprise applications to ICT and the Banking Industry predominantly in the Africa region.

      The ABS 2 satellite, scheduled to be launched soon, will bring new high-powered C and Ku capacity over Africa: a total of 54 transponder units, each equivalent to 36MHz, which is a three-times capacity increase for ABS in Africa. ABS 2 will be located in geostationary orbit at 75 degrees east. The ABS 3 satellite at 3 degrees west offers powerful beams for various applications at low cost, comparable to undersea fiber prices in Africa.