Intelsat announced that the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MOTC) of Myanmar will use services on two Intelsat satellites to advance the deployment of the country’s wireless communications infrastructure and expand broadband access for businesses.
The multi-year, multi-transponder agreement awarded under the authority of the MOTC will allow the Government of Myanmar to enhance its network as well as other mobile operators’ networks, hastening the expansion of broadband and internet connectivity to business and communities throughout Myanmar.
MOTC will use C-band satellite services on Intelsat 902 located at 62 degrees East and Ku-band services on Intelsat 906 located at 64 degrees East for VSAT network and mobile backhaul services. By 2018, MOTC will move to the new, high power services on the recently announced Intelsat 39 satellite, the replacement spacecraft at the 62E orbital location. By integrating satellite products into its own mobile networks, MOTC will be able to increase overall network bandwidth and reliability as it expands 2G and 3G services into the more remote areas of Myanmar.