MEASAT-3D ENTERS COMMERCIAL SERVICE FOLLOWING SUCCESSFUL IN-ORBIT TESTINGJuly 22, 2022 3:06 pm
MEASAT’s latest satellite officially handed over by Airbus Defence and Space
ahead of schedule
Following the launch of MEASAT-3d on 22 June 2022 from Kourou, French Guiana, MEASAT Global Berhad (“MEASAT”) – Malaysia’s premier satellite operator, has successfully completed in-orbit testing for the MEASAT-3d satellite today, ahead of schedule. MEASAT-3d, the company’s latest and most advanced satellite has now entered commercial service, after its handover by Airbus Defence and Space (“Airbus”).
MEASAT-3d, a multi-mission satellite with a planned lifespan of more than 18 years, carries C-band and Ku-band payloads for video and Direct-to-Home (“DTH”) services and a high-throughput multiple spot beam Ka-band payload optimised to deliver high-speed broadband internet communications for Malaysia; even for users in the most remote areas of the country. The satellite also hosts a Q/V band payload, the first of its kind in the Asia Pacific region, allowing MEASAT to study radio frequency propagation effects in high rainfall regions like Malaysia, to enable the design of its next generation satellites. In addition, MEASAT-3d also carries an innovative hosted payload for KTSAT which will be used for the Korean Augmentation Satellite System (“KASS”) to enhance accuracy and reliability of GPS signals for airplanes, increasing airline flight safety in South Korea.
“We are pleased with the successful in-orbit testing of MEASAT-3d and its commercial deployment, following the launch last month. I would like to thank the MEASAT and Airbus teams for their solid effort and continuous support. With this, MEASAT-3d is ready to support the Malaysian Government’s National Digital Network (“JENDELA”) target to achieve 100% internet coverage by 2025, as well as our clients’ plans to expand service offerings and improve customer experience,” said Yau Chyong Lim, Chief Operating Officer, MEASAT.
MEASAT-3d is co-located with MEASAT-3a and MEASAT-3b at the 91.5°E orbital slot – MEASAT’s key video neighbourhood, to form one of the region’s most powerful and robust orbital locations with unrivalled in-orbit redundancy and expansion capacity. Stay updated on the latest news from MEASAT on their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/MeasatGlobalBerhad or website http://www.measat.com/.
MEASAT is a premium supplier of communication and video services to leading broadcasters, Direct-To-Home (DTH) platforms and telecom operators, with a footprint covering 130 countries representing 80% of the world’s population across Asia, Africa, Europe and Australia.
Through the 91.5°E prime video hotslot, MEASAT-3a, MEASAT-3b and the newly launched MEASAT-3d; MEASAT enables broadcasters and DTH operators to distribute UHD, HD and SD channels with unrivalled in-orbit satellite redundancy for the region.
MEASAT is also recognized as the key Rural Broadband Service Provider in Malaysia, through its CONNECTme NOW satellite broadband service – a high-speed WiFi Hotspot service best suited for public use in the underserved or unserved areas in Malaysia. CONNECTme NOW enables users to access the Internet by purchasing competitively priced Prepaid Access Codes (PAC) in small packages that meet their needs, improving affordability without long contracts and high upfront fees.
With the addition of MEASAT-3d, MEASAT will be able to support high-speed broadband with up to 100 Mbps in areas with limited or no terrestrial network coverage throughout Malaysia; effectively narrowing the digital divide in Malaysia for rural consumers.
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