Correction: Satmex delays launch of new satellite by a week

18 May 2006

Mexican satellite operator Satmex has delayed the launch of its latest satellite until 26 May (not July as reported in yesterday’s CommsUpdate), but has yet to give a reason for doing so, according to BNamericas citing local daily Milenio. Satmex 6 was due to take off from French Guiana on 17 May at a cost of USD270 million. It is due to begin providing communications and broadcast services in July, including pay-TV, to the US and Latin America.