SAT-GE, a New Company, to Offer Satellite Capacity across the Pacific

    SINGAPORE, June 17 /CNW/ - GE International Holdings Inc., a holding
company for the satellite businesses of General Electric Company, is now
engaged in business in Asia under the name of SAT-GE. SAT-GE offers
unparalleled satellite capacity across the Pacific region using the GE-23
satellite (former name AMC-23).

    GE-23 encompasses 6 individual beams, 5 Ku-band and 1 C-band, that give
almost total coverage of both land mass and ocean from Perth in Australia to
Los Angeles in the USA and from Alaska to South New Zealand. GE-23 offers
Ku-band cross connectivity capability between multiple beams and in C-band, a
single trans-Pacific beam allows simultaneous uplink and downlink from
anywhere within the beam.

    Manufactured by Alcatel Space, a series 4100 spacecraft, with a minimum
useful life of 15 years, GE-23 was launched on the 29th of December 2005 and
operates from an orbital slot at 172 degrees east. It is ideally positioned to
deliver internet applications, data and telecommunications services via VSAT
and broadcast programming for cable and satellite communities.

    GE-23 is the renamed AMC-23 satellite, which was recently transferred
from SES to GE following the closing of a broader transaction between GE and

    About SAT-GE

    Additional information about SAT-GE and GE-23 can be found at

    About GE GE

    (NYSE:   GE) is Imagination at Work - a diversified technology, media and
financial services company focused on solving some of the world's toughest
problems. GE serves customers in more than 100 countries and employs more than
300,000 people worldwide. For more information, visit

For further information:

For further information: SAT-GE Suzana Tan, +65 6339 9383 or Tibor Vorosmarty, +1 202 491 7348

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