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New Skies Expands Asia-Pacific Offerings

By | January 15, 2003

      New Skies Satellites [NYSE: NSK] and REACH, a Hong Kong-based international carrier of voice, private line and IP data services, have signed an agreement that will combine the capabilities of New Skies’ newly launched NSS-6 pan-Asian satellite and REACH’s satellite gateway in Hong Kong.

      Under the terms of the agreement, REACH will install a 13-meter Ku-band antenna at its Hong Kong gateway, providing dedicated access to New Skies’ NSS-6 for the delivery of voice, video, data and Internet services throughout the Asia Pacific region.

      The NSS-6 spacecraft was launched on December 18, 2002 and is located at 95 degrees East longitude, where it covers more than half of the world’s landmass, from the Middle East to Japan. In-orbit testing on NSS-6 is on schedule and the satellite is expected to commence commercial services shortly.

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