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THAILAND MU SPACE CORP has released a Request for Proposal (RFP) to build the company’s first satellite with coverage spanning across Asia-Pacific. The high throughput satellite will be on a geostationary orbit (GEO) location at 50.5-degree East, an orbital slot secured on a recent agreement between mu Space and SES. It is expected to provide broadband and an Internet of Things (IoT) service via satellite, and will have a lifespan of at least 15 years. V isit www.muspacecorp.com

INDIA INDIA’S PUBLIC SERVICE Broadcaster, Doordarshan, has selected the Pebble Beach Systems Marina automation system for its flagship 24-hour news channel, DD News. The Marina system features a MOS interface and offers emergency ingest capability from a live feed. Supplied as a fully redundant system with automatic changeover, it replaces Doordarshan’s ageing Omnibus playout automation. Visit www.pebble.tv

SINGAPORE SINGTEL AND ERICSSON have announced Singapore’s first 5G pilot network which will go live by Q4 this year. The 5G pilot network will be deployed at one-north in Buona Vista, the country’s science, business and IT hub. Using Ericsson’s 3GPP standards-compliant 5G technology with trial spectrum allocated by Singapore’s Info-Communications Media Development Authority (IMDA), the pilot network will deliver 5G coverage with enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB) speed and low latency communications. Visit www.ericsson.com and www.singtel.com

INDONESIA BRIGHTCOVE has been selected by Metranet Telkom Indonesia to power OONA, a mobile app designed to deliver both live linear and VOD experiences to 135 million subscribers across the country. The app features chat bots, chat with other viewers, offline caching, parental controls, screen capture with drawing and sticker editing, virtual wallet, and a 360-video player. Brightcove’s Video Cloud platform will stream 20 live channels on OONA, as well as enable server-side ad insertion (SSAI).

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Visit www.brightcove.com and www.watchoona.com

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