ThaiSat Global to expand satellite business overseas in CLMV
Thai satellite operator, ThaiSat Global, will soon be offering services to telecom and broadcasting companies in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam, collectively known as CLMV.
The company is now exploring options to work with technology partners to develop innovative satellite and ground systems.
ThaiSat Global was founded in 2014. It is Thailand’s second satellite operator after the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission approved a licence in January this year.
“We’ve finally set up the company in Thailand. Now we’re ready to offer our services to other countries."
Aside from Thailand, ThaiSat’s focus into Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam was prompted by the growing consumer base for broadband and broadcasting services on these countries.
According to ContentAsia, an information resource based in Asia, the four countries have a combined population of 168 million, mostly young people of working age. Of that figure, 42 million are Internet users. TV penetration is also high in these countries, with 30 million or 77% of the total households owning a television set.
To support demand, ThaiSat is looking at initially leasing a number of transponders from a global satellite operator to provide Video Distribution Hub service.