Telkomsat Get Permission to Use Indonesian Satellite Filing in Orbit Slot 113 ° East

  • January 07, 2021
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Jakarta, December 28, 2020 - Based on the announcement letter from the Ministry of Communication and Information (Kominfo) dated December 24, 2020, PT Telkom Satelit Indonesia (Telkomsat), a subsidiary of PT Telkom Indonesia (Persero) Tbk, was declared the winner of the Indonesian Satellite Filing User Selection in Slot Orbit 113 ° East. This is a good step for Telkomsat as a satellite service provider that has experience in providing high-quality and international standard upstream to downstream services.

CEO of Telkom, Ririek Adriansyah said, "This success is a strategic matter for the continuity of the Telkomsat satellite business in the future in strengthening the provision of TelkomGroup satellite infrastructure. Hopefully with the permission to use this orbit slot, it can support TelkomGroup in providing connectivity to remote areas and improving quality in serving customers and the people of Indonesia. "

The 113 ° East orbit slot is one of the strategic orbit slots managed by Kominfo as the Indonesian telecommunications administrator. Kominfo held a Selection process for Indonesian Satellite Filing Users in the 113 ° East orbit slot on October 5, 2020. Telkomsat followed the selection process, which was carried out based on the principles of efficiency, effectiveness, non-discrimination, and accountability using the comparative evaluation method (beauty contest). Telkomsat is declared to be in the highest position in the selection participant ranking based on the total feasibility evaluation assessment.

"In the future TelkomGroup through Telkomsat has planned to place the High Throughput Satellite (HTS) satellite which includes the C band and Ku band frequency bands in the 113 ° East orbit slot before December 31, 2024. Hopefully this will strengthen Telkomsat's steps to become the leading satellite service provider in the region, "Said Ririek.

In addition, CEO of Telkomsat, Endi Fitri Herlianto said, "This achievement is a trust that must be maintained and this will further stimulate the enthusiasm for Telkomsat to always provide the best service and innovation for all customers, as well as provide benefits for the country."

This achievement is Telkomsat's step to advance the telecommunications industry in Indonesia with all the challenges of global change. Connecting all geographic regions of Indonesia through satellite technology, accelerating digitalization and accelerating economic growth in Indonesia.
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