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GlobeCast Increases C-band Capacity on AsiaSat

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Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company Limited (AsiaSat) and GlobeCast have signed a new lease agreement for half of a 36 MHz C-band transponder on AsiaSat 2. GlobeCast will take up additional C-band capacity on AsiaSat 2, to be used by Satlink Communications, one of the largest satellite service providers in the Middle East region.

Satlink Communications uses the AsiaSat 2 capacity to launch a multiple channels per carrier platform for the transmission of five digital television channels to Japan and the rest of Asia.

AsiaSat 2, a Lockheed Martin Series 7000 model, carries 20 36 MHz and four 72 MHz C-band, as well as nine 54 MHz Ku-band linearised transponders. Its C-band footprint covers 53 countries embracing Asia, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, Australasia and the CIS. AsiaSat 2 also has a high-power Ku beam serving the Greater China region, Korea and Japan.

AsiaSat claims to be Asia’s leading provider of high-quality satellite services to both the broadcast and telecommunications markets. AsiaSat serves telecommunications customers for public telephone networks, private VSAT networks and high speed Internet and multimedia services.

GlobeCast is a global leader in professional broadcasting and Internet delivery via satellite. It offers a one-stop shop source for full range of broadcast and Internet-driven services, from mobile newsgathering and event coverage, to studio production and post-production, DBS and DTH transmission, IP multicasting and two-way satellite Internet connectivity.

Satlink specialises in operating and installing video and audio satellite transmission systems. With 17 antennas for reception and 7 earth stations for uplink, Satlink is one of the largest satellite service providers in the Middle East region.

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