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AsiaSat and KBZ partner to provide high speed connectivity in Myanmar

30 May 2016

AsiaSat and KBZ Gateway Company Limited (KBZ) have forged a partnership to provide satellite-based networks serving Myanmar with high speed data connectivity services.

“Myanmar is one of the key growth markets in the region. Advanced and high quality communications infrastructure is essential for the country’s sustainable economic development. We are glad to have this opportunity to contribute to Myanmar’s communications infrastructure expansion. We look forward to a successful and growing partnership with KBZ, one of the country's leading groups,” said Philip Balaam, Vice President – Sales and Business Development of AsiaSat.

“AsiaSat’s high quality transponder capacity and flexible satellite solutions accelerate the roll out of our next generation data connectivity services to our clients in Myanmar. These services are important to support the rapid economic and social development of our country. With AsiaSat as our satellite partner, we will continue to increase our service offerings following the launch of our first VSAT hub service on May 24th in Yangon,” said Stephane Lamoureux, CEO of KBZ Gateway Co. Ltd.

KBZ will use C-band and Ku-band capacity on AsiaSat 4 and AsiaSat 7 satellites to establish high speed data networks across Myanmar. With AsiaSat’s high-power capacity and coverage, KBZ is able to deliver the highest quality and most cost-efficient connectivity solutions to its clients from the government, enterprise and consumer sectors.

With the launch of AsiaSat 9 in late 2016/early 2017, KBZ and its clients will further benefit from increased power and enhanced coverage. AsiaSat 9's dedicated Ku-band beam for Myanmar will provide excellent downlink power, allowing for smaller and less costly antennas for VSAT broadband and DTH services across the country.