Intelsat wins significant satellite upgrade contract with regional partner

Intelsat wins significant satellite upgrade contract with regional partner

Louis Dillon

Intelsat has announced it has been selected by Lintasarta to support the deployment and expansion of Indonesia’s broadband and wireless communications infrastructure to bring reliable, consistent and affordable connectivity to millions of Indonesians.

The five-year agreement will see Lintasarta use overlapping coverage from two of Intelsat's high-throughput satellites, Intelsat 33e and Horizons 3e, which cover the Asia-Pacific and Pacific Ocean region, to provide communications to the widely dispersed population of Indonesia.

“Under our new agreement with Lintasarta, Indonesians will have access to fast, high quality and consistent broadband that will provide easy access to government, education and health services and support business operations,” said Intelsat vice president and general manager, networks, Jean-Philippe Gillet.

“We are pleased that Lintasarta has chosen to utilise Intelsat’s network to advance the government’s goal of building a more digitally inclusive society.”

The Indonesian government has committed to "fostering social development and accelerating equitable economic growth" by connecting 150,000 sites across the country by the end of 2023.

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Three months ago, Lintasarta was selected by Indonesia’s Ministry of Communication and Information Technology to advance its USO program, Internet Fixed Broadband and Mobile Cellular Backhaul over Indonesia via a GEO Fixed Satellite Services (FSS) System.

“We are honoured to have been chosen by Indonesia’s Ministry of Communication and Information Technology as one of the main providers of broadband connectivity for the BAKTI project,” said Ginandjar Alibasjah, datacom director, Lintasarta.

“Intelsat has become one of our trusted partners to support this project. Intelsat’s proven performance, redundancy and resiliency of its global network will allow us to rapidly scale and expand Indonesia’s network infrastructure, ensuring that all citizens, regardless of where they are located, will have access to broadband and internet connectivity.”

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