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Onlime Expands Capacity on AFRICASAT-1a

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, September 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

MEASAT Satellite Systems Sdn. Bhd. ("MEASAT") announced today an agreement with Onlime GmbH ("Onlime") for additional transponder capacity on the AFRICASAT-1a satellite.

Under the terms of the agreement, Onlime expands capacity on AFRICASAT-1a to support their continuous growth in the African markets.

Onlime, that brought together CET Teleport and the Limeline Group earlier this year, operates one of the leading teleports in Europe, offering a broad range of premium quality Business Communications solutions to enterprise, government, military, oil & gas, mining, hotels, banking, NGO and many other customer groups across the globe.

"Onlime services across Africa are in high demand," said Paul Ziegler, Chief Executive Officer, Onlime. "AFRICASAT-1a with its high-powered pan-African coverage is an excellent platform for expanding our services across the continent."

"MEASAT is delighted to continue supporting Onlime's business in Africa," said Raj Malik, Senior Vice President - Sales and Marketing, MEASAT. "We congratulate Onlime on their expansion and look forward to their continued success."

AFRICASAT-1a was launched in February 2013 and provides high-powered C-band satellite services and content across Africa with connectivity into Europe, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia.

About Onlime 

Onlime is leading the way in providing high quality, secure and reliable business communications to customers across the globe.  

Bringing together the knowledge and experience of CET Teleport and the Limeline Group, Onlime provides premium quality connectivity to enterprise, government, military, oil & gas, mining, banking, NGO and many other customer groups across the globe.

With its extensive satellite coverage, across Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia through the Caribbean and South America, as well as dedicated access to a growing network of fibre links and with a range of the latest technology platforms, wherever an organisation is in the world, Onlime is there to provide an unrivalled communications environment for business.

What's more, with a philosophy of being "closer to the customer" Onlime has a dedicated team of professionals based in offices in Germany, the United Kingdom, Italy, India, Sierra Leone, Angola, DR Congo, South Africa, USA and UAE. The technical hub in Germany is a fully manned disaster recovery facility with a help desk running 24/7 and Onlime delivers customers the peace of mind, knowing wherever they may be doing business, whatever time of day or night a rapid response is guaranteed. For more information, please visit http://www.onlime.com.

About MEASAT 

MEASAT is a premium supplier of satellite communication services to leading international broadcasters, Direct-To-Home (DTH) platforms and telecom operators. With capacity across five (5) communication satellites, the company provides satellite services to over 150 countries representing 80% of the world's population across Asia, Middle East, Africa, Europe and Australia.

The MEASAT fleet includes the state-of-the-art MEASAT-3 and MEASAT-3a satellites at 91.5°E supporting Asia's premium DTH and video distribution neighborhood; MEASAT-2 at 148.0°E; and, MEASAT-5 at 119.5°E. In Africa, the AFRICASAT-1a satellite at 46.0°E provides satellite capacity across the African continent with connectivity to Europe, the Middle East and South East Asia. The MEASAT fleet will be further strengthened with the addition of MEASAT-3b in September 2014 and MEASAT-3c in H2 2015.

Leveraging facilities at the MEASAT Teleport and Broadcast Centre, and working with a select group of world-class partners, MEASAT also provides a complete range of broadcast and telecommunications solutions. Services include 3D, high definition and standard definition video playout, video turnaround, co-location, uplinking, broadband and IP termination services. For more information, please visit http://www.measat.com.

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