Axiata to use Ipstar-1 satellite for broadband services
Axiata Group, through its subsidiary Axiata Business Services, has signed a 4-year, multi-transponder contract for leased capacity and teleport services with Ipstar International, a Thaicom unit. Under the terms of the deal, Axiata Business Services will purchase the remaining capacity on Ipstar over Indonesia to deliver Axiata’s operating company XL Axiata over 1 Gbps High Throughput Satellite (HTS) capacity for the provision of broadband services in Indonesia. Axiata Business Services will use capacity of up to seven KU-band shaped and spot beams on the Ipstar-1 broadband satellite located at 119.5? east for the provision of broadband services in Indonesia, including broadband access direct to residential and enterprise premises, and cellular network backhaul.