Teleglobal, SES buddy up to bring satellite broadband access to rural Indonesia

26 Apr 2019

Teleglobal, a telco offering end-to-end solutions to the cellular services provider, government, enterprise and public sectors, is teaming up with satellite operator SES to deliver satellite-based broadband access to underserved parts of Indonesia. Communities in remote parts of the country will soon be able to enjoy reliable broadband internet access the pair said, noting that the new service will be enabled by SES Networks’ managed data services and the SES-12 satellite.

The initiative – which aims to provide broadband access and mobile backhaul to 150,000 sites across Indonesia – falls under the Indonesian Ministry of Communication and Information Technology’s universal service obligation (USO) project, carried out through its USO agency Badan Aksesibilitas Telekomunikasi dan Informasi (BAKTI). The five-year deal will see Teleglobal contract 1.3GHz of capacity on the SES-12 orbiter, which is one of SES’s high throughput satellites (HTS) covering the Asia-Pacific region. The contract includes an option to extend for a further five years and will see new satellite-based services rolled out across 15,000 locations in Indonesia in the first phase, entering service in Q3 2019.

Indonesia, SES