Satellite operator ABS announced that 12 x 27 MHz of payload on ABS-2A will be co-branded as the Mongolsat-1 satellite, dedicated to the Mongolia market.
MongolSat-1 represents the country of Mongolia's first co-branded satellite payload in its history. The 12x27 MHz channel satellite capacity of MongolSat-1 will be used exclusively to launch a free nationwide digital satellite TV service, telecommunications and broadband services. The new services will be available throughout the vast geography of Mongolia.
At the ceremony, ABS’ CEO Tom Choi, said: “ABS is especially honoured and pleased to be able to co-brand part of the ABS-2A payload as MongolSat-1. ABS is very excited to be part of and assist in the dynamic growth of the Mongolian satellite market, as well as assist in its rural development in addressing the digital divide. Our goal is to deliver extremely affordable satellite services that benefit the entire society of Mongolia.”
In attendance at the event were Erdenebat Jargaltulga, Prime Minister of Mongolia and Enkhbold Miyegombo, chairman of the State Great Hural (Parliament) of Mongolia.