Indosat Ooredoo and PT Pasifik Satelit Nusantara through its JVCompany Signed a Satellite Purchase Agreement with China Great Wall Industry Corporation for Palapa-N1 Satellite
Jakarta, May 17, 2017 – PT Indosat, Tbk (Indosat Ooredoo) and PT Pasifik Satelit Nusantara (PSN), through its JV company, PT Palapa Satelit Nusa Sejahtera (PSNS), signed a satellite purchase agreement with a reputable Chinese satellite manufacturer, China Great Wall Industry Corporation (CGWIC). The signing is witnessed by the Indonesian Minister of Communication and Information Technology, Rudiantara, during Asia Pacific Satellite Communications Systems International Conference (APSAT) 2017 in Jakarta, today
CGWIC will deliver the satellite in-orbit to support this strategic project. The satellite will be based on the mature Chinese DFH 4 Bus and launched using Long March 3B vehicle from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in China. The new satellite will be named as Palapa Nusantara 1 or Palapa-N1 and will be positioned as the next generation of Palapa-D satellite at 113 ° East Longitude. The Palapa-N1 will optimize all available spectrum resources to provide broadcast and broadband services across Indonesia using the most advanced High Throughput Satellite (HTS) technology in the industry.
“We are very excited with this project milestone. Indosat Ooredoo has been working hard with our strategic partners to reach this exceptional cooperation. This contract signing proves that Indosat Ooredoo is fully committed to supporting our government program for broadband access to all people and business in Indonesia. Broadband access is key for our people to get more information and benefits from the digital world. This new satellite will accelerate Indonesian broadband penetration, greatly help the creation of Indonesia’s digital society, and achieving what the government has envisioned to become Southeast Asia’s biggest digital nation,” said Alexander Rusli, President Director and CEO of Indosat Ooredoo.
“Generally, nowadays most of Indonesians only aware that Indosat Ooredoo is a cellular and digital telecommunications provider. Today, we reiterate and communicate one of our important business profiles, as a satellite provider in Indonesia. This is also a commitment to our customers, especially our business customers, the continuity of the service and the long-term partnership with them,” he added.
“It’s an honour for PSN to be able to work together with Indosat and PT. Pintar Nusantara Sejahtera, in creating this joint venture company called PT. Palapa Satelit Nusa Sejahtera, which will procure and operate the Palapa-N1 as the replacement of Palapa D satellite. PSN always build good cooperation with our strategic partner to continue our commitment in satellite industry. With this collaboration, we hope we can resolve the digital divides that exist within our country and also accelerate the internet access penetration to all over Indonesian archipelago,” said CEO PT. Pasifik Satelit Nusantara, Adi Rahman Adiwoso.
This satellite will continuously support Indosat Ooredoo’s corporate solutions (B2B) and cellular consumer services. With the growing of Indonesia’s digital landscape and the need of broadband connections for users of internet in Indonesia, satellite plays a greater role in reaching people in remote areas to have broadband internet and high quality broadcasting services. With a unique geographical condition, consist of mountains and islands, satellite has been playing a strategic role in supporting government’s agenda in expanding broadband access and reducing the digital gap in the country.