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Teleglobal Brings Broadband Access and Mobile Connectivity Services to Rural Communities in Indonesia via SES Networks

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Communities in remote areas of Indonesia will soon be able to enjoy
reliable broadband internet access delivered by Teleglobal enabled by
SES Networks’ managed data services and the SES-12 satellite, SES
announced today. Under a new agreement, Teleglobal and SES Networks will
be partaking in the Ministry of Communication and Information
Technology’s universal service obligation (USO) project via its USO
agency Badan Aksesibilitas Telekomunikasi dan Informasi (BAKTI) to
provide broadband internet access and mobile backhaul services to
150,000 sites in remote parts of the country.

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The five-year agreement will see Teleglobal contract 1.3 GHz of capacity
on SES-12, one of SES’ high throughput satellites (HTS) covering the
Asia-Pacific region, with an option to extend for a further five years.
The largest SES GEO HTS covering Asia-Pacific has six regional beams and
72 high throughput user spot beams and can provide cost-effective
solutions for broadcasters, content operators, mobile network operators,
internet service providers, enterprise, maritime and aeronautical and
government customers across Asia-Pacific and the Middle East.

According to data released by Indonesian Internet Service Providers
Association (APJII), 55 percent of the country’s population were
connected to the internet in 2017. Internet penetration reached 72
percent of the urban population and 48 percent in rural areas. However,
internet penetration rates dropped significantly outside of the most
populous island of Java (58 percent), reaching less than 20 percent of
the population in Sumatra (19 percent) and standing at only 2.5 percent
in the outlying provinces of Maluku-Papua.

In view of this, Teleglobal and SES’ project is aimed at complementing
the ongoing Palapa Ring project spearheaded by BAKTI, which involves
connecting the major islands in Indonesia with 11,000km of undersea
fibre-optic cables to provide broadband internet infrastructure.

“Teleglobal is honoured to be chosen by Indonesia’s Ministry of
Communication and Information Technology as one of the key providers for
satellite capacity for the BAKTI project. At Teleglobal, we believe in
the power of connectivity, in opening new doors of opportunity to
communities in Indonesia and around the world,” said Candra Indianto,
Teleglobal Director. “With the new service offering, Teleglobal is
bridging the digital divide and bringing much-needed e-Government and
other essential services to the underserved rural communities of
Indonesia. SES Networks’ unparalleled global reach and operational
expertise make them the ideal partner to provide reliable, high-speed
broadband connectivity to all corners of Indonesia.”

“Satellite-based networks are ideal for USO projects as they provide
scalable and easily-deployed broadband access to remote locations, where
conventional terrestrial-based networks may take a far longer time and
be cost-prohibitive to deploy,” said Imran Malik, Vice President, Global
Fixed Data at SES Networks. “We are honoured that we are able to
transform people’s lives by working jointly together with Teleglobal to
deliver high-performance data connectivity services for the archipelago
via SES-12, which has recently secured landing rights for operations in
Indonesia. Internet connectivity and mobile services will not only
empower these underserved communities, but also unlock the
as-yet-untapped economic potential of the digital economy.”

The new satellite-based service will be rolled out across 15,000
locations in Indonesia in the first phase, which will enter service in
Q3 2019.

About SES-12

Co-located at 95 degrees East with SES-8, SES-12’s high-powered wide
beam over all 17,000 islands in Indonesia is an ideal solution for video
distribution and local broadcast services, while 13 spot beams will
provide high-throughput capacity for broadband services across Indonesia.

The addition of SES-12 to the 95 degrees East orbital location
complements SES’s 108.2 degrees East neighbourhood, providing all-round
coverage and ample capacity to meet the growing broadcast needs of

The largest and most powerful all-electric GEO satellite ever procured
by SES, SES-12 delivers throughput that is equivalent to that of two
conventional satellites combined. Its high throughput capacity, hybrid
nature coupled with its Digital Transparent Processor (DTP) capability
gives the satellite maximum flexibility to serve the fast-growing
connectivity needs of Indonesia while enabling businesses in rural
locations to take part in Indonesia’s booming digital economy.

About Teleglobal

PT. Indo Pratama Teleglobal (Teleglobal) is a fast-growing
telecommunication company, offering end-to-end solutions to the Cellular
Services Provider, Government, Enterprise, and Public Sector. It
provides variety of services from VSAT and other Satellite Services,
Internet Services, to Data Centre, Leased Line, and Site Infrastructure
Solutions. With strong experience in designing, operating, and marketing
telecommunication services, Teleglobal’s in-house team of experts,
together with wide network of global and local partners, allows the
company to provide best in class services to its customers and build
mutually beneficial long-term relationships. Further Information is
available at

About SES

SES is the world’s leading satellite operator with over 70 satellites in
two different orbits, Geostationary Orbit (GEO) and Medium Earth Orbit
(MEO). It provides a diverse range of customers with global video
distribution and data connectivity services through two business units:
SES Video and SES Networks. SES Video reaches over 351 million TV homes,
through Direct-to-Home (DTH) platforms and cable, terrestrial, and IPTV
networks globally. The SES Video portfolio includes MX1, a leading media
service provider offering a full suite of innovative services for both
linear and digital distribution, and the ASTRA satellite system, which
has the largest DTH television reach in Europe. SES Networks provides
global managed data services, connecting people in a variety of sectors
including telecommunications, maritime, aeronautical, and energy, as
well as governments and institutions across the world. The SES Networks
portfolio includes GovSat, a 50/50 public-private partnership between
SES and the Luxembourg government, and O3b, the only non-geostationary
system delivering fibre-like broadband services today. Further
information is available at:

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