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By | March 28, 2001

      Xantic, formerly Station 12 and SpecTec – which is owned by KPN of the Netherlands (65 per cent) and Australia’s Telstra (35 per cent) – has signed an agreement with SES for the provision of broadband satellite infrastructure.

      The deal includes a complete IP-broadband platform as well as satellite capacity on the Sirius satellite system run by NSAB (50 per cent owend by SES). The system will be used for “a variety of media-rich IP-based applications and services”, said Xantic.

      SES will install an Astra-Net platform in the Netherlands that will allow Xantic to provide corporate broadband services to its European customers and partners from this summer onwards. Xantic will deploy the Astra-Net technology directly at its uplink and ground control premises in Hilversum and Burum (Netherlands). Initially it will launch its services using one transponder on NSAB’s Sirius 2 satellite, which is located at the 5 degrees East orbital slot.

      • Xantic was formed as a result of a merger between three different organisations: Station 12, SpecTec and Telstra Global Satellite.

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