Binasat to set up 275 satellite facilities in Kelantan, Pahang

KUALA LUMPUR: Binasat Communications Bhd has won contracts to set up 275 satellite facilities for Kelantan and Pahang’s local state councils to roll out satellite Internet broadband services to underserved areas.

The network engineering and services provider said in a statement today that under this inaugural collaboration, the group will first set up 225 and 50 satellite facilities for Kelantan and Pahang, respectively.

The contracts paves the way for the group to expand its services to other local state councils and businesses.

"The group is eyeing a double-digit top line growth from this business division,” the statement said.

It expects to complete the work in Pahang before end-2023 and within the first half of 2024 for Kelantan, the statement said.

It partners state-owned entities Kelantan ICT Gateway Sdn Bhd and Pahang Go Sdn Bhd to provide the broadband services.

The group obtained the application service provider license in 2022 enabling it to launch BinaNet Satellite Internet Service (BinaNet) targeted at underserved areas.

It will set up the service while the state governments will provide site lists and power supply to the equipment, the statement said.

Aside from these business-to-government deals, the group will also explore business-to-business opportunities with the maritime and the oil and gas industries, the statement said. - Bernama

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