Indonesia’s Bakti/Satria-1 satellite broadband’s $100/mbps/month benchmark sets tough hurdle for other operators

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — The Indonesian government’s pricing for capacity on its $545-million Satria-1 satellite broadband program is so low that it may deter fleet operators from launching their own satellites, the project’s private-sector partner said.

Adi R. Adiwoso, chief executive of PT Pasifik Satelit Nusantara (PSN), which is managing the Satria-1 project on behalf of the government, said Indonesian authorities have set a $100 per mbps per month price ceiling for Satria-1 capacity.

He said PSN, which had been planning a replacement . . .

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