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Shin Satellite Prepares for iPSTAR Launch

By | June 27, 2003

      Next year, Shin Satellite (ShinSat) of Thailand will launch a new iPSTAR satellite aimed at providing broadband telecom and multimedia services to households, businesses and public organizations in Asia. Individual households also will be targeted to provide access to a wide variety of pay television and video-on-demand services, low-cost IP voice telephony, as well as high-speed Internet connections.

      The services will be offered at price levels comparable to other terrestrial broadband services, such as ADSL (asymmetrical digital subcriber line), cable modem, and LMDS (local multipoint distribution service). Shin Satellite also plans to use the advantages of geostationary satellite technology, such as flexible service locations and quick deployment, to tap markets located in rural and remote locations.

      For an analysis of the iPSTAR broadband satellite system by Northern Sky Research, see the June 30 issue of SATELLITE NEWS. For info on subscribing to PBI Media’s satellite newsletters, check out our Web site at

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