The Russian and Australian satellite operators have signed an agreement to provide services using the Express-AM3 satellite capacity
At the international exhibition CommunicAsia 2014 in Singapore, the Russian national operator RSCC and the Australian satellite operator NewSat have signed an agreement to lease capacity of the Express-AM3 satellite (103˚E) steerable beam. The three year lease agreement supports NewSat’s customer, an Asia telecommunications company, with a total contract value of over USD$13 million.
Express-AM3 satellite has been relocated from 140˚E to 103˚E in June 2014. The satellite is successfully used by the Russian communications and broadcasting operators in the Far East of Russia, central and eastern Siberia. In the framework of its strategy to enter new markets in the East, RSCC has concluded a capacity lease agreement with NewSat, the most dynamic developing satellite operator in the eastern hemisphere. The capacity of Express-AM3 will be used to provide cellular and Wi-Fi backhaul services in the Asian-Pacific Region.
NewSat will be expanding its satellite capabilities with the Jabiru Satellite Program. Set to launch Australia’s first commercial Ka-band satellite, Jabiru-1 will provide high-powered, flexible capacity over the MENA and Jabiru-2, launching in 2014, will deliver highly targeted coverage across Australasia. For more information, please visit www.newsat.com
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