Thaicom hangs on to domestic DTH market, targets India for broadband

by Peter B. de Selding

Thaicom's Thaicom-4/IPStar satellite, which pioneered the use of what is now called HTS technology, was launched in August 2005 but Thaicom has still not decided on a replacement strategy. With Australia now focusing on its own Ka-band HTS capacity, Thaicom is shifting its plans for future IPStar growth to India, Indonesia and the Philippines. Credit: Thaicom


PARIS — Satellite fleet operator Thaicom said it expects to survive Southeast Asia’s excess capacity and bandwidth-price pressure by holding fast to its core Thai direct-to-home satellite television market and expanding its broadband data-transmission reach . . .

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