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Thaicom speeds up satellite plan

Launch of iPSTAR 2 to serve broadband boom

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Thaicom Plc, the country's sole satellite service provider, is accelerating plans to launch Thaicom 8 by early 2016 to keep up with the exponential growth of the full digital industry. 

Suphajee: Thaicom expects good growth

The planned 440-transponder broadband satellite, also known as iPSTAR 2, will cost about US$200 million and be positioned in the orbital slot at 119.5 degrees, said chief executive Suphajee Suthumpun.

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