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SES Networks bags transponder deal for cellular backhaul in Malaysia

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SES Networks announced its transponder deal with CompuDyne for cost-effective cellular backhaul for its customer Digi in parts of Malaysia.

CompuDyne, a telecommunications solutions provider, will bring cellular backhaul service to both East and West Malaysia and its surrounding islands.

SES Networks has signed a multi-year, multi-transponder agreement with CompuDyne to lease Ku-band capacity on SES-9, SES’s largest satellite dedicated to serve Asia-Pacific, for its customer Digi, a leading mobile network operator in Malaysia.

“With SES-9’s Ku-band coverage over Malaysia, the satellite is ideal for providing cellular backhaul services to expand the reach and connectivity needs,” said Imran Malik, vice president, Fixed Data, Asia-Pacific at SES Networks.

CompuDyne, making a shift from a C-band to Ku-band system, can now deliver more cost-effective satellite connectivity, enabling Digi to extend its cellular network to underserved consumers residing in rural areas of Malaysia. Digi also plans to use the capacity to introduce mobile broadband services and packages for the connected population.

“Utilising Ku-band capacity on SES-9, our customers have the opportunity to tap into this rising demand and offer improved services and greater value for end-users,” said Dato’ Mohd Hanafiah A Jalil, managing director at CompuDyne.

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