BETHESDA, MD., November 1 /CNW/ - SAT-GE, a provider of unique C and
Ku-band satellite coverage stretching across the Pacific Ocean Region from
coast-to-coast, today announced the provision of satellite capacity across
Eastern Indonesia for PT Telkom, the leading incumbent telecommunications
operator in Indonesia.
Using multiple transponders on the GE-23 satellite, PT Telkom are able to
rapidly extend their GSM/CDMA network and other services over Eastern
Indonesia, providing connectivity deep into Papua, Maluku and Sulawesi.
GE-23 was chosen as the best satellite for the job, with a prime position
over Papua it delivers a unique coverage of Eastern Indonesia and its power
capability is ideal for high bandwidth trunking and backhaul.
"With a subscriber base growing at double digits month-on-month we needed
a combination of bandwidth, coverage and rapid deployment. Satellite was the
ideal solution for our expansion in Eastern Indonesia, and GE-23 meets our
needs" said Mr Dani Indra Widjanarko - Satellite General Manager, "It has been
a pleasure to work with SAT-GE, their responsiveness and the higher power
capability of GE-23 opens many opportunities for us for Eastern Indonesia".
Andrew Jordan, General Manager of SAT-GE commented, "We are delighted to
be able to assist PT Telkom in their pursuit of growth and the roll-out of
communications across Indonesia. GE-23 supports voice, video and data
applications and PT Telkom have chosen a platform that will be able to grow
with their objectives and aspirations."
SAT-GE provides satellite capacity on GE-23 across the Pacific basin,
encompassing 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. The GE-23 satellite located at 172 degrees east was
manufactured by Alcatel Space, a series 4100 spacecraft, with a minimum useful
life of 15 years. Launched on 29 December 2005, GE-23 delivers internet
applications, VSAT, data and telecommunications services, and cable and
Additional information about SAT-GE and GE-23 can be found at
About PT Telkomunikasi:
PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia Tbk (TELKOM) is the largest full information
and communications (InfoComm) service and network provider in Indonesia.
TELKOM (here after referred to also as the Company) provide fixed wirelines,
fixed wireless, cellular as well as data & Internet and network
interconnection services, both directly and through its associate companies
As of December 31, 2006, the number of TELKOM subscribers reached 48.5
million, consisting of 8.7 million fixed wireline and 4.2 million fixed
wireless subscribers and 35.6 million cellular subscribers. TELKOM's
subscriber growth of 30.73% in 2006 increased the Company's operating income
in 2006 by 23% compared to that of 2005.
Along with TELKOM's vision to become a leading Infocomm company in the
region as well as to realize the TELKOM Goal 3010, the Company has undertaken
various efforts to maintain its superior position for all of its products and
The results of such efforts are reflected in its product market share and
superior service compared to other telecommunication providers. Throughout
2006, TELKOM received several awards from both domestic and overseas parties,
including the Best Value Creator, the Best Performance Excellence Achievement,
and Asia's Best Company 2006 Award from Finance Asia magazine.
For further information:
For further information: SAT-GE Suzana Tan, +65 6339 9383
firstname.lastname@example.org or Tibor Vorosmarty, +1 202-491-7348