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Thaicom to bid for extra licences?

Thaicom is contemplating whether or not to bid for the unallocated transmission rights on satellites in place at 50.5 degrees East and 142 degrees East. The Bangkok Post reports that CEO at Thaicom, Patompob Suwansiri, is assuming the conditions for buying the rights should be changed, and he wants the allocations changed and fees modified. […]

September 12, 2023By Chris Forrester

Thaicom selects Airbus to build new satellite

Thaicom, the Asian satellite and space tech company, has announced the selection of Airbus, a specialist in defence and security, for building its new generation software-defined high throughput satellite at 119.5 Degrees East. Thaicom’s subsidiary, Space Tech Innovation Limited (STI), has signed a contract with Airbus Space Systems to design and manufacture its new satellite, […]

September 11, 2023

Thaicom Q2 revenue up 410%

Thaicom has announced its financial results Q2 2023. The satellite operator Thaicom reported net profit attributable to the owner of the company for Q2 of Baht 457 million (€11.92m), marking a 409.8 per cent QoQ increase net profit of Baht 90 million. Additionally, there was a 47.8 per cent increase compared to the net profit […]

August 8, 2023

Eutelsat, Thaicom partner for new Asia satellite

Eutelsat and Thaicom will jointly fund a new software-defined satellite for location at the 119.5 degrees East orbital slot over Asia. Under this partnership, Eutelsat will expand its service over the continent. Eutelsat is committed to lease and operate the service for half of the capacity on the satellite during its lifetime. The formal agreement […]

August 7, 2023By Chris Forrester

Thaicom increases profits in Q1

Satellite operator Thaicom has reported its financial results Q1 2023. Thaicom’s net profit attributable to owner of the Company for the quarter was Baht 90 million (€2.44m), an increase from Q4 2022 where there was a net loss of Baht 439 million. The main reason was the reduction in net foreign exchange losses as the […]

May 9, 2023

Thaicom allocates €400m+ for new satellites

Thailand’s satellite operator Thaicom has budgeted 15 billion Thai Baht (about €413m) for the construction of three new satellites at its 119.5 degrees East orbital slot. Thaicom is using its Space Tech Innovation (STI) subsidiary to manage the procurement. STI acquired the orbital slots at 119.5, 120.0 and 78.5 degrees East at a Thailand auction […]

February 15, 2023By Chris Forrester

Structural changes hit Thaicom profit

Satellite operator Thaicom has announced its financial results the year 2022. During the year, the company saw the core profit (profit attributable to owner of the company before unrealised gain (loss) on exchange rate of the company and joint ventures and before extra items) at Baht 527 million (€14.5m), increased by 995.3 per cent compared […]

February 13, 2023

Thaicom to be bought by Gulf Group

Satellite operator Thaicom’s 30-year concession to access certain orbital rights ended in September 2021. The Thai government took two satellites – half the fleet – back on September 10th 2021. In a new statement to the Thai stock exchange the satellite operator said that current major shareholder, Intouch Holdings, would sell its 41.13 per cent […]

November 14, 2022By Chris Forrester

Thaicom Q3 revenue up 3.4%

Satellite operator Thaicom has announced its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30th 2022. During the first 9 months of 2022, Thaicom sae a net profit of Baht 481 million (€12.9m), an increase of 122.8 per cent compared with that of the same period of last year (YoY), or Baht 216 million, and […]

November 8, 2022

Thaicom partners with Orbital Insight

Thaicom, the Asian satellite operator, has announced the signing of a strategic partnership agreement with US-based Orbital Insight, a player in geospatial analytics and location intelligence technology, to enable Thaicom to deliver data insights and intelligence services leveraging space-based technology and other sources with Orbital Insight’s geospatial analytics platform to its customers in Thailand and […]

August 18, 2022