MILESTONES

ABS: A GROWTH STORY

Since our establishment in 2006 to meet the growing demands of broadcast and telecommunications, ABS has become the world’s fastest growing global satellite operator.

After a decade in business, we are proud to operate a total of six satellites, delivering services to 93 percent of the world’s population.

ABS was founded in 2006 and began its satellite journey with the acquisition of the Lockheed Martin LMI-1 satellite, which today has been renamed to ABS-6. This was followed quickly by the acquisition of two further satellites: Agila-2 in 2008 (was ABS-3) and Koreasat-2 (was ABS-1A).

The company saw further growth after its acquisition in 2010 by Permira Funds which was followed in the same year by the acquisition of Koreasat-3 (now ABS-7).

Since 2010, the company has continued its impressive growth trajectory with the launch of ABS-2 and acquisition of MBSat-1 (now ABS-4/Mobisat) in 2014. Two further satellite launches then ensued in 2015 with the ABS-3A and ABS-2A satellites in 2016, respectively.

Today, ABS global coverage delivers a great variety of data, video and hosted services to customers around the world.

The future growth path will feature three new satellite deployments: ABS-8 at 116.1 °E, ABS-9 at 16°W and ABS-10 at 159°E.

ABS looks forward to bringing further capacity and services to our customers over the next decade with high quality, reliability and cost-effectiveness.