Boeing confirms ABS satellite order

As reported exclusively here on June 2nd, fast-growing satellite operator ABS has ordered up its third all-electric satellite from Boeing.

Tagged as ABS-8 the craft will be delivered in 2017 and serve Australia & New Zealand, the Mid-East, Russia, South Asia and South East Asia.

ABS is officially headquartered in Hamilton, Bermuda but has major uplink facilities in Hong Kong and Subic Bay, Manila.

Private equity fund Permira owns ABS having paid $200 million for the business in 2010.

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