Papua gets satellite telecom network

Indonesia’s remote easternmost province of Papua will be equipped with a new satellite telecom and Internet network built by a South Korean company.

KT Sat, the satellite service arm of South Korean telecom giant KT Corp., said on March 8 that it has won an order to establish a high-speed satellite telecommunications network in Papua from the Indonesian government.

The company said it will take part in the project to offer telecommunications services for 3.4 million Indonesians and up to 1,300 schools and public facilities in the province by partnering with local satellite internet service provider DTP.

A KT Sat official said that the company will utilize its Koreasat 7 satellite for the project, which has already been offering services in Indonesia since its launch in 2017.

Satellite preferred over cable connections

Indonesia aims to offer universal telecommunications services across the country using satellite telecommunications as cable infrastructure installation poses challenges for the large archipelago of more than 17,500 islands, according to KT Sat.

The company currently offers telecommunications and broadcast services using satellites in ten countries, including Malaysia, the Philippines, Japan, Mongolia and Pakistan.



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Indonesia’s remote easternmost province of Papua will be equipped with a new satellite telecom and Internet network built by a South Korean company. KT Sat, the satellite service arm of South Korean telecom giant KT Corp., said on March 8 that it has won an order to establish a high-speed satellite telecommunications network in Papua from the Indonesian government. The company said it will take part in the project to offer telecommunications services for 3.4 million Indonesians and up to 1,300 schools and public facilities in the province by partnering with local satellite internet service provider DTP. A KT Sat...

Indonesia’s remote easternmost province of Papua will be equipped with a new satellite telecom and Internet network built by a South Korean company.

KT Sat, the satellite service arm of South Korean telecom giant KT Corp., said on March 8 that it has won an order to establish a high-speed satellite telecommunications network in Papua from the Indonesian government.

The company said it will take part in the project to offer telecommunications services for 3.4 million Indonesians and up to 1,300 schools and public facilities in the province by partnering with local satellite internet service provider DTP.

A KT Sat official said that the company will utilize its Koreasat 7 satellite for the project, which has already been offering services in Indonesia since its launch in 2017.

Satellite preferred over cable connections

Indonesia aims to offer universal telecommunications services across the country using satellite telecommunications as cable infrastructure installation poses challenges for the large archipelago of more than 17,500 islands, according to KT Sat.

The company currently offers telecommunications and broadcast services using satellites in ten countries, including Malaysia, the Philippines, Japan, Mongolia and Pakistan.



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