Thai satellite operator mu Space Corp reveals today the signing of a deal to lease teleport services from state-owned company CAT Telecom. The agreement will enable mu Space to provide satellite broadband and mobile services to government projects, enterprises, and telcos in Thailand.
Commenting on the agreement, mu Space CEO and founder James Yenbamroong said: “We require a secure site that provides the most favorable environment for the teleport, and with minimal disruption risks from extreme weather conditions. We believe CAT Telecom is the best partner for us.”
CAT Telecom is a leading provider of international telecommunications services in Thailand. The company owns teleport hubs in three provinces: Chonburi, Ubol Ratchathani, and Nonthaburi.
Last month, mu Space had signed an agreement with Thai government agency Digital Economy Promotion Agency (DEPA) to support build Thailand’s first Digital Park, a technology hub with a super-fast broadband infrastructure, submarine cable station, data center, and satellite earth station. The park will be built on a 960,000 sqm land in Chonburi where CAT Telecom’s teleport and satellite control center are also located.
“We support the Thai government’s digital economy policy and we want to take an active role. We want to make sure satellite technology will provide invaluable digital solutions not only for the Digital Park, but also in remote areas to help improve the quality of life of rural populations.” highlights James.
mu Space is planning to launch in 2021 its own geostationary satellite. It targets to provide nationwide connectivity in all places in Thailand, as well as in Asia-Pacific and Africa. mu Space had signed a deal with Blue Origin last month to use its rocket New Glenn for the satellite launch.
“We started mu Space in September this year, and with all this big progress we’ve achieved so far in a short amount of time, we’re feeling excited and optimistic of the future.” concludes James.