December 1, 2020 – HISe, Inc. announced today that it was awarded a three-year contract to act as an Independent Supervisory Consultant (ISC) for Indonesia’s Multi-Functional Satellite (SMF) Project. SMF is Indonesia’s Public Private Partnership (PPP) project to enable Badan Aksesibilitas Telecomunikasi dan Informasi (BAKTI), a unit of Indonesian Ministry of Communications (KOMINFO), to use 150Gbps of Ka-band high throughput satellite (HTS) capacity for various services to the nation’s public entities, such as government offices, schools, hospitals, rural connections, etc. BAKTI earlier selected PT Satelit Nusantara Tiga (SNT), a wholly owned subsidiary of commercial satellite operator, Pasifik Satelit Nusantara (PSN), as a prime contractor of this SMF Project. HISe will provide reviews on various milestones of the SMF to ensure that the project is implemented and executed between BAKTI and SNT in a manner that is fully compliant with project requirements. On this engagement, contractually, HISe is working under a consortium arrangement with Indonesia’s state-owned consulting firm, PT Surveyor Indonesia (PTSI). For this engagement, HISe teamed with ArgoSat Consulting, LLC of New York. Prior to this engagement, HISe and ArgoSat have worked jointly on several advisory accounts from clients in Asia- Pacific region, including planning and procurement support of SMF during 2018 and 2019. ArgoSat, founded in 2009 and led by two Partners, Dr. Graeme Shaw and Richard Davis, is also a rapidly growing advisory firm and is known in the industry as an expert in the HTS systems field. Capabilities of HISe and ArgoSat are complimentary. Beyond SMF, HISe and ArgoSat have agreed to jointly pursue other satellite project support opportunities together.