MEASAT is one of the largest suppliers of satellite communication services to leading international broadcasters, Direct-To-Home (DTH) platforms, and telecom operators. At MEASAT, the students were given the briefing of the history of MEASAT, different types of the Satellite launched and most importantly the working and the structure of satellite and the monitoring system.
The students were excited about the achievements of MEASAT that have launched in total 5 satellites since 1996 providing the service to over 150 countries across Asia, Middle East, Africa Europe and Australia. They are the state-of-art MEASAT-3 and MEASAT-3a at 91.5°E which support Asia’s premium DTH (direct-to-home) and MEASAT -2 at 148.0°E and MEASAT-5 at 119.5°E supporting video distribution. After the briefing, the student visited the Network Management Centre which they monitor customer traffic carried on the MEASAT network and provide emergency customer support.