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Posted On: 31 August 2009 09:31 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:10 pm

Qtel team in China to witness satellite launch

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Senior Qatar Telecom (Qtel) executives led by Qtel Chairman and Indosat President Commissioner H E Sheikh Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Saud Al Thani visited China yesterday to witness the launch of a key communications satellite. The Palapa D satellite, owned by Indosat, will provide high quality satellite links and broadcasting services for Indonesia and other southeastern Asian nations. It is being launched from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China. Qtel holds a 65 percent stake in Indosat. Indosat continues to invest in its network and infrastructure, in order to offer dynamic services and comprehensive services for the fast-growing nation of Indonesia. The launch of the Palapa D satellite is an important strategic step in this process.