Indonesia's PSN to launch satellite for broadband services in 2018

Thursday 7 December 2017 | 13:49 CET | News
Pasifik Satelit Nusantara (PSN), a private company that provides satellite-based communications and information services in Indonesia, plans to launch a satellite called ‘PSN VI’ in 2018 to meet the increasing demand for broadband data services across the country, The Jakarta Post reports. According to PSN, the new satellite will be used to provide broadband services with minimum data transfer rates of 130 Gbps by 2022.

The PSN VI satellite will be developed by Space System/Loral, while Canada's export credit agency Export Development Canada (EDC) will provide financing for the project.

PSN is also developing other satellites, including the Palapa-N1 satellite, which is expected to launch operations in 2020, and the PSN VII satellite scheduled for launch in 2022.

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