August 6, 2021 – MEASAT Global Berhad (“MEASAT”) will retire its MEASAT-3 satellite after an anomaly on 21 June 2021. The incident resulted in a complete outage of service and is still under investigation in partnership with our satellite provider Boeing Satellite Systems (“BSS”). Despite maintaining continuous telemetry and command control of MEASAT-3, further testing and recovery efforts found that the satellite could not re-enter service. The satellite will be de-orbited in the following weeks. MEASAT-3, a Boeing 601 satellite, had provided satellite communication services for almost 15 years since its launch in December 2006. The spacecraft, manufactured by BSS, equipped with C-band and Ku-band transponders that cover over 100 countries across Asia, Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa. MEASAT is currently finalising the launch date of MEASAT-3d for early 2022, which is expected to restore its unrivalled in-orbit satellite redundancy at the company’s key orbital hotslot 91.5°E, providing Direct-to-Home (DTH), Broadcasting and Telecommunications services for the region, besides significantly enhancing broadband speed of up to 100 Mbps in areas with limited or without any terrestrial connectivity throughout Malaysia.