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May 30th, 2016

Myanmar To Receive High Speed Data Services From AsiaSat + KBZ Gateway

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

KBZ will use C- 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.

Philip Balaam, Vice President – Sales and Business Development of AsiaSat, indicated that Myanmar is one of the key growth markets in the region and that an advanced and high quality communications infrastructure is essential for the country’s sustainable economic development. To which Stephane Lamoureux, the KBZ Gateway CEO added that the services his firms will now be able to offer are important to support the rapid economic and social development of the country, with increased service offerings to follow after the launch of the firm's first VSAT hub service in Yangon on May 24th.