SSL selected to provide satellite to Indonesian bank

PALO ALTO, CA, April 28, 2014 /CNW/ - Space Systems/Loral (SSL), a leading 
provider of commercial satellites, today announced that it was selected to 
provide a satellite to PT. Bank Rakyat Indonesia (Persero) Tbk (BRI), the 
oldest and most profitable bank in Indonesia. The SSL-built satellite will 
make BRI the first bank in the world to launch a communications satellite, and 
will provide a dedicated platform for banking connection services for the 
people of Indonesia. 
BRIsat is a C-band and Ku-band satellite that will be positioned at 150.5 
degrees East longitude with coverage of South East Asia and Indonesia. It will 
help BRI provide secure banking communications for its over 9,800 branches, 
over 100,000 electronic channel outlets and over 50 million customers across 
"SSL is pleased to partner with BRI on its first satellite," said John Celli, 
president of SSL. "It is an honour to work with this venerable institution 
that has done so much to serve the people of Indonesia and to strengthen its 
BRIsat is based on the SSL 1300 satellite platform, which has the flexibility 
to support a broad range of applications and technology advances. Scheduled 
for launch in 2016, it will provide service for 15 years or longer. 
"BRI selected SSL, the leading communications satellite manufacturer in the 
world, because of their reputation for quality, heritage and reliability," 
said BRI President Director Sofyan Basir. "Because over 50 million Indonesian 
customers count on BRI for their financial needs, the success of the BRIsat 
satellite project is our highest priority. We look forward to working with SSL 
on the successful initiation and delivery of our first satellite." 
In addition to the BRIsat satellite, SSL will provide a complete ground 
system, which includes two satellite control facilities, as well as training, 
and launch support services. 
About BRI 
Bank Rakyat Indonesia (Persero) Tbk. (BRI) is one of the largest state-owned 
banks in Indonesia. BRI went to public through Initial Public Offering in 2003 
and became one of the blue chip stock traded in the Indonesia Stock Exchange. 
The Indonesian Government still keeps the majority share of 56.75%. For more 
detail, visit 
About SSL 
SSL, a subsidiary of MDA, has a long history of delivering reliable satellites 
and spacecraft systems for commercial and government customers around the 
world.  As a leading provider of commercial satellites, the company works 
closely with satellite operators to provide spacecraft for a broad range of 
services including television and radio distribution, digital audio radio, 
broadband Internet, and mobile communications.  Billions of people around the 
world depend on SSL satellites every day.  For more information, visit 
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