Indonesia’s PT Telkom and Intelsat change collaboration plans

by Peter B. de Selding

PT Telkom of Indonesia reported huge growth in revenue from satellite transponder leases in 2016 and expects more growth ahead. In a view shared by few, if any, other Asian fleet operators Telkom said demand for satellite bandwidth exceeds the current supply.  Credit: PT Telkom


PARIS — In a reversal of previous plans, Indonesia’s PT Telkom will not be selling its aging Telkom-2 satellite to Intelsat, but will nonetheless move the satellite from its current position to an Intelsat-held orbital slot.

The decision comes as Telkom, in stark contrast to other operators in the crowded Southeast and . . .

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