Thaicom has announced the successful migration of its customers from the Thaicom 5 satellite to Thaicom 6 and other satellites.
The Company said it has put in its best effort to resolving the technical anomaly in order to ensure the continuity of services to its customers. The migration and service restoration were completed on February 20th. Meanwhile, the Company completed the deorbiting of Thaicom 5 on February 26th 2020 at 4.52 p.m. (Local Time).
On December 17th 2019, Thaicom 5 experienced a technical issue causing technical limitations to monitoring the status of the satellite. The Company has performed several unsuccessful attempts to recover the satellite’s technical incident ever since the anomaly occurred, resulting in the satellite manufacturer’s opinion to deorbit the Thaicom 5 satellite.
Thaicom 5 provided reliable satellite communication services for 14 years since its launched in May 2006.