SSL to Provide Next Satellite for Telkom Indonesia
[Via Satellite 12-30-2015] PT Telkom Indonesia has selected Space Systems Loral (SSL) to provide the next communications satellite Telkom 4, which will be used for Fixed Satellite Services (FSS) in Indonesia, India, and Southeast Asia. The satellite will be based on the SSL 1300 platform, which provides the flexibility to support a broad range of applications and technology advances. It is designed to provide service for 15 years or more.
“Because our country consists of thousands of islands, Indonesia needs satellite technology,” said Alex J. Sinaga, president director and chief operating officer of Telkom. “Satellite complements our other technologies, such as submarine cable, as the backbone that connects the islands of Indonesia.”