Corporate Overview

Overview

ABS is a young and fast growing global satellite operator, with an entrepreneurial and creative business approach.  Headquarters in Bermuda, ABS has offices in the United States, UAE, South Africa, Philippines, Indonesia and Hong Kong.

ABS is majority owned by the Permira funds which are advised by European Private Equity firm Permira. The Permira funds acquired ABS in 2010.

Led by a management team of talented and experienced professionals, ABS offers a complete range of End-to-End solutions including Direct to Home (DTH), Cable TV distribution (CATV), Cellular Backhaul, VSAT and Internet Backbone services with diverse IP transit through its European, Middle East and Asian internet gateways.

ABS operates a fleet of satellites serving 93% of the world.

  • ABS-2 (75°E, prime orbital location)
  • ABS-2A (75°E) – entered service 21st January, 2017
  • ABS-3 (85.3°E)
  • ABS-3A (3°W)
  • Mobisat-1 / ABS-4 (61°E)
  • ABS-6 (159°E)
  • ABS-7 (116.1°E)

History:

ABS was established to meet the growing demands of broadcast and telecommunications operators in Africa, Russia, Asia and the Middle East.  In September 2006, ABS successfully concluded the acquisition of the Lockheed Martin Intersputnik-1 (LMI-1) satellite which was renamed ABS-1 satellite.

In November 2010, the Permira funds and the ABS management team announced the successful acquisition of ABS from Citi Venture Capital International and Asia Debt Management.  ABS is majority owned by the Permira funds which are advised by European Private Equity firm Permira. Historically the Permira funds have been a leading investor in the satellite industry with substantial ownership stakes in Intelsat and Inmarsat.