MEASAT-3b will provide high powered Ku-band capacity for DTH services across Malaysia, Brunei, Indonesia and India.
MEASAT Global Berhad (MEASAT Global) has entered into an agreement with MEASAT Broadcast Network Systems Sdn. Bhd. (ASTRO) for capacity on the MEASAT-3b satellite. Under the agreement, ASTRO has committed to leasing 18 Ku-band transponders on MEASAT-3b for the life of the satellite for its Direct-To-Home (DTH) services in Malaysia and Brunei.
The MEASAT-3b satellite has been designed to provide an additional 48 Ku-band transponders to the 91.5°E orbital location. Operating in tandem with the MEASAT-3 and MEASAT-3a satellites, MEASAT-3b will provide high powered Ku-band capacity for DTH services across Malaysia, Brunei, Indonesia and India for growth and backup services.
“With the launch of MEASAT-3b, 91.5°E will have 100 Ku-band transponders across three co-located satellites, making it the most robust DTH hotslot in Asia,” said Datuk Umar bin Haji Abu, Chairman, MEASAT Global.
Source: Astro (28/05/2012)