The EUTELSAT 70B satellite, located at 70.5 degrees East, offers a broad widebeam coverage and four high-performance fixed beams focused over South-East Asia reaching as far as Australia, Central Asia, Europe and Africa.
A high degree of on-board connectivity enables the beams to be used either for regional coverage or to interconnect continents. This supports high-growth services, such as secure government communications in Central Asia through hubs located in the region or in Europe, professional data networks between South-East Asia and Africa, and direct connectivity between Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. The satellite is also key for broadcast services including distribution to cable and IPTV headends, DTH and DTT complementarity, video turnaround and Occasional Use services.
EUTELSAT 70B is designed to serve video clients across a high-performance footprint of South East Asia which includes Myanmar, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand and Australia, targeting a population of more than 600 million inhabitants. This beam has loopback capabilities and is also connected to the European beam to bring content in a single hop from Europe directly to Asia.
The satellite’s orbital location also allows a double-feed solution with neighbouring hotspots, to maximize content choice for audiences.