GE International is now engaged in business in Asia under the name of SAT-GE offering satellite capacity across the Pacific region.
SAT-GE is using the GE-23 satellite, formerly known as AMC-23.
GE-23 encompasses six individual beams, 5 Ku-band and 1 C-band, that give almost total coverage of both land mass and ocean from Perth in Australia to Los Angeles in the USA and from Alaska to South New Zealand.
This includes Ku-band cross connectivity capability between multiple beams and in C-band, a single trans-Pacific beam allows simultaneous uplink and downlink from anywhere within the beam.
Manufactured by Alcatel Space, a series 4100 spacecraft, with a minimum useful life of 15 years, GE-23 was launched in December, 2005 and operates from an orbital slot at 172 degrees east.
It is ideally positioned to deliver Internet applications, data and telecommunications services via VSAT and broadcast programming for cable and satellite communities.
GE-23 is the renamed AMC-23 satellite, which was recently transferred from SES to GE following the closing of a broader transaction between GE and SES.
GE serves customers in more than 100 countries and employs more than 300,000 people worldwide.