Telecom Lead Asia: Satellite services provider Intelsat
has signed capacity renewal agreement with India-based Mavis Satcom for
satellite capacity on Intelsat 10 at 68.5Â° East.
The agreement will allow for the continued distribution
of four regional television channels — Jaya TV, Jaya Plus, Jaya Max and Jaya
Movies — throughout the Indian subcontinent. Intelsat 10 is expected to be
replaced by Intelsat 20 when it launches in the third quarter of 2012.
Besides Mavis Satcom, Intelsat signed several capacity agreements
with other media and network services customers in Asia-Pacific.
Telecom New Zealand recently expanded its agreement with
Intelsat for capacity on Intelsat 18 at 180Â° East. The company will provide
Internet services between New Zealand and the Solomon Islands and Palau, which
are located in the South Pacific.
TVB Australia, a subsidiary of Hong Kong Television
Broadcasts Limited (TVB), recently signed a multi-year agreement for
renewal of its Ku-band capacity on Intelsat 8 at 166Â° East, allowing the
company to deliver Chinese programming content across Australia and New
Zealand. The service is expected to transition later this year from Intelsat 8
to Intelsat 19, which was launched on 1 June.
South Korean telecommunications company Onse Telecom
recently signed an agreement for additional capacity on Intelsat 8 and Intelsat
10. The agreement will enable Onse Telecom to begin distributing content from
Korean broadcaster KBS in high-definition across Asia-Pacific, the Middle East,
Africa and Europe. Onse Telecom’s services are expected to transition to
Intelsat 19 and Intelsat 20 later this year.
It’s clear that demand for broadband infrastructure in
Asia-Pacific is driving strong growth in the media and telecommunications
sectors, including wireless, maritime, and content distribution applications,”
said Terry Bleakley, Intelsat’s VP of Asia-Pacific Sales.
Intelsat’s commitment to bring three new satellites to
the region in 2012 – Intelsat 22, Intelsat 19 and Intelsat 20 – will let our
customers expand their businesses and service platforms and meet the needs of
their end-users. Intelsat is also addressing the growth in maritime
requirements through the deployment of our global mobility network, scheduled
for completion in early 2013,” Bleakley added.