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ABS Fosters Interest in Connecting Timor-Leste With Satellite

By | August 31, 2018
A map of ABS' Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) network. Photo: ABS

A map of ABS’ Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) network. Photo: ABS

ABS, formerly Asia Broadcast Satellite, held a seminar session on Aug. 29  about empowering Timor-Leste with satellite, in order to foster greater interest in bringing satellite-enabled services to communities across the country. The forum provided an opportunity for the exchange of views on satellite connectivity and how this could bring Timor-Leste into the next digital age. The seminar included an overview of the region, live demonstrations, technical sessions, and case studies.

The half-day session was attended by government departments, key telecom companies (Telemor, Timor Telecom, and Telkomcel), Radio Television of Timor Leste (RTTL), Gardamor TV, Banco Nacional de Comércio de Timor-Leste (BNCTL), and several state-owned oil companies.

The event was an opportunity for ABS, along with public and private organizations, to discuss challenges and insights into the latest satellite technology and innovations. Participants welcomed the opportunity to address social issues and exchange views on how to bring basic necessities to millions of people through sustainable and affordable programs with ABS and peers from other sectors.