April 10, 2018 – AsiaSat announced an expansion and renewal agreement with Speedcast to utilise multiple C- and Ku-band transponders on the brand new AsiaSat 9. This upgrade will enhance high quality managed network services for Speedcast’s global customers in the Mobility, Maritime, Energy, Enterprise and Government sectors, and for cellular backhaul solutions to emerging markets. With AsiaSat 9 in service at 122 degrees East since year-end 2017, Speedcast has been seeing benefit from the superior power and efficiency of the high performance beams. This new agreement faciliates Speedcast’s flexible access to AsiaSat 9’s enhanced C-band and Ku-band beams serving East Asia, Indonesia and Myanmar, which allows the company to expand and upgrade the communications networks based on customer requirements. AsiaSat has been a long-term partner of Speedcast in the Asia-Pacific region since 1999. Together, they provide high demand, wide-range, robust and reliable communications solutions for mission critical networks – from voice, video and broadband data, to safety and cybersecurity, as well as cellular backhaul solutions to telcos and critical connectivity solutions for remote regions and in emergency situations.