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Source: APT Satellite Company Ltd
TSGN Collaborates with APT on Communication Satellite Project

HONG KONG, May 12, 2015 - (ACN Newswire) - APT Satellite Company Limited ("APT"), a leading regional satellite operator, and TS Global Network Sdn Bhd ("TSGN"), Malaysia's premier satellite communications ("SATCOM") services and solutions specialist, today jointly announced TSGN's investment in a designated payload (transponder capacity) on APT's APSTAR 9 Satellite to be launched in Q4 2015. The designated payload will also be known as TSGN MySAT-1.

TSGN Collaborates with APT on Communication Satellite Project

The satellite payload will propel privately-owned TSGN's growth trajectory and ambitions to play a leading regional role in delivering reliable, high speed and affordable SATCOM communications and solutions to a wide spectrum of government and commercial customers. It will also play a pivotal role in bridging the digital divide by offering similar services to the underserved and un-served areas in Malaysia and the region in general. Targeting the ASEAN and Asia Pacific markets, TSGN aims to build on a strategic business model based on smart collaborations successfully built to date in Brunei and Indonesia to gain rapid access to serve its target markets via MySAT-1.

"TSGN has the talent, the technology, industry honed experience and now, long term satellite capacity via MySAT-1 to offer and deliver a compelling and competitive portfolio of solutions in meeting the rapidly growing appetite for broadband communications. We are cognizant of the financial and regulatory hurdles and demands in pursuing a bold approach to ramping up our regional growth and have adopted a red ocean strategy to map out our journey. This collaboration with APT is an illustration of our strategy." said T. Dhrmarajah Dhashna, TSGN Group Managing Director at the signing of the collaborative agreement here.

Dhashna said TSGN had decided on the collaboration of the satellite capacities in an effort to accommodate its demand, commitment and aspiration to scale up capacity and capability.

"This collaboration is a result of meticulous planning, design and evaluation", said Kent Ho, Group CEO of TSGN. "We will continue to build on our capacity beyond MySAT-1 as we see SATCOM playing a complementary but significant role to meet the ever growing demand for Telco services around the region." Ho added.

"APT has been providing satellite services in the region for over 20 years. TSGN has been our valuable long term customer. APT is also pleased to support TSGN in its business development based on APSTAR System's comprehensive and excellent quality services in the region. The company is pleased to have the opportunity to join hands with its long term customer, TSGN, in offering the C-band transponders on APSTAR 9 Satellite." said Director & President of APT, Cheng Guangren.

"The collaboration is very important for the strategic development of APT in the long run because it will further extend our market penetration and enhance customer base in the region." Cheng added.

Both APT and TSGN aim to forge a win-win model by leveraging the collaboration on this satellite to rapidly ramp up broadband data, video and other services in the ASEAN Region and look forward a long-term and fruitful business cooperation.

ABOUT TSGN
TS Global Network Sdn Bhd (TSGN), a privately-owned Malaysian company, is a premier satellite communications (SATCOM) services and solutions provider with an evolving presence in the ASEAN region.

As Malaysia's largest VSAT (very small aperture terminal) technology provider, TSGN serves more than 150 Malaysian corporations and multinational companies comprising oil and gas majors, plantation conglomerates, banks, telcos, defence, security, education and health institutions throughout Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei.

TSG International, a subsidiary, owns and operates TSGN's state-of-the-art RM100 million cyberport at Cyberjaya. The Cyberport which constitutes an important element in the ground segment will transform the Company into a fully fledged SATCOM player offering a complete suite of satellite teleport, international IP gateway and data centre in ASEAN and the Asia Pacific region.

ABOUT APT
APT Satellite Company Limited commenced operation in 1992. It currently owns and operates four in-orbit satellites, namely, APSTAR 5, APSTAR 6, APSTAR 7 and APSTAR 9A ("APSTAR Systems"), covering approximately 75% of the world's population across the Asia, Europe, Africa, and Australia regions. APSTAR 9 Satellite is under construction, and is scheduled to be launched in Q4 2015. APT also provides excellent quality "one-stop-shop" transponder services, satellite telecommunications and satellite TV broadcasting and data centre services to broadcasters and telecommunication customers in these regions. The advanced APSTAR Systems, being supported by comprehensive and high quality services, have become very important satellite resources in the Asia Pacific region.

ABOUT APSTAR 9

APSTAR 9 Satellite is a DFH-4 platform supplied by China Great Wall Industry Corporation. It will be located at 142E orbital slot to replace APSTAR 9A Satellite. APSTAR 9 is equipped with 32 C-band and 14 Ku-band transponders. C-band coverage consists of one broad beam for Asia Pacific region and one enhanced beam for South East Asia, suitable for video broadcast, VSAT networks and cellular backhaul services, Ku-band will cover West Pacific and East India Ocean region, providing DTH, VSAT, mobility services such as maritime and inflight connectivity.

For Enquiries:

Eric Pringle Associates Public Relations Sdn Bhd
Art Thamboo Tel: 60-3-21617144 Email: art_thamboo@epapr.com.my
Karen Pasqual Tel: 012-2453 165 Email: karen.pasqual@epapr.com.my

APT Satellite Company Limited
Dr. Brian Lo Tel: 852 2600 2336 Email: brianlo@apstar.com


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Source: APT Satellite Company Ltd

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