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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

NXTDIGITAL, Thaicom partnership

NXTDIGITAL (NDL) and Thaicom have signed a binding Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to form a strategic partnership to enter the Broadband-over-satellite market and related services in India. The MOU envisages a partnership that includes deployment of BoS systems on India-focused capacity, which could be deployed on future additional capacity on state-of-art software-defined high throughput satellite […]

May 31, 2022

Satellite dispute helps Thaicom

Thaicom’s 30-year concession to operate the nation’s satellites ended last September. The Thai government took two satellites – half the fleet – back on September 10th 2021. The consequences are now clear. The Thai Ministry for Digital Economy and Society (MDE) had hoped to find someone prepared to stump up the government’s fees for using […]

May 10, 2022

Thaicom signs cloud infrastructure deal with AWS

Thaicom, the Asian satellite operator, has signed an agreement with Amazon Web Services (AWS), to create, transform, and deliver Thaicom digital content. Under the agreement, Thaicom and AWS will collaborate on building and deploying Thaicom’s first cloud-based satellite TV broadcast distribution platform for Asia Pacific. The broadcast platform will consist of cloud services providing software-defined […]

March 31, 2022

Thaicom, Globalstar LEO partnership

Thaicom, the Asian leading satellite operator, has announced the signing of a partnership agreement with Globalstar, a global LEO satellite operator and provider of satellite IoT solutions and mobile satellite services, to collaborate on the establishment and operation of Globalstar’s low-earth orbit satellite (LEO) ground facilities in Thailand and regional commercial service deployment, with a […]

March 28, 2022By Chris Forrester

SES takes #1 WTA spot

The World Teleport Association (WTA) has revealed its annual rankings for Top teleport Operator of 2021. SES, headquartered in Luxembourg but with other important teleports in Europe and the US, takes the Number 1 spot. WTA says its annual rankings of companies by revenue and revenue growth are compiled by surveying teleport operators around the […]

February 7, 2022By Chris Forrester

Thailand awards satellites to National Telecom

The auction of new satellite licences was designed to generate millions for Thailand’s finance ministry, but the planned auction was scrapped after the only bidder was incumbent Thaicom via a subsidiary. The country’s Digital Economy & Society Ministry (DES) has awarded the licences from the abandoned auction of Thaicom 4 and Thaicom 6 satellites to […]

September 13, 2021By Chris Forrester

Thailand fails to find more satellite bidders

Thailand’s attempt to encourage more bidders for the nation’s orbital satellite slots has failed. TC Space Connect, a subsidiary of existing incumbent Thaicom, is again the sole bidder. National Telecom (NT) has not proceeded with a bid. The official auction is due to be held on August 28th. The existing satellite concession for Thaicom ends […]

August 17, 2021By Chris Forrester