Thaicom 5 Satellite Ends Service

Information Technology Press Releases Thursday February 27, 2020 16:55
Bangkok--27 Feb--Thaicom

Thaicom Public Company Limitedannounced today the successful migration of its customers from the Thaicom 5 satellite to Thaicom 6 and other satellites. The Company has put in its best effort to resolving the technical anomaly in order to ensure the continuity of services to its customers. The migration and service restoration were completed on 20 February 2020. Meanwhile, the Company completed the deorbiting of Thaicom 5 on 26 February 2020 at 4.52 p.m. (Local Time).

On 17 December 2019, Thaicom 5 experienced a
technical issue causing technical limitations to monitoring the status of the
satellite. The Company has performed several unsuccessful attempts to recover
the satellite’s technical incident ever since the anomaly occurred, resulting
in the satellite manufacturer’s opinion to deorbit the Thaicom 5 satellite.

Thaicom 5 provided reliable satellite communication services for 14 years since its launched in May 2006. The Company would like to thank the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society (MDES) and the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) for their prudent decision to support and approve of the relevant process.


Thaicom is a leading Asian satellite operator and end-to-end service provider of satellite enabled communications since 1991. Combining nearly 30 years of experience in providing cost-effective satellite communications with a presence in 10 countries in Asia-Pacific and deep local knowledge, Thaicom is a partner of choice for many of the region’s leading broadcasters, telecom, corporate and government customers. Thaicom’s video and data platforms offer a portfolio of integrated satellite communications that fuel the demand of these customers to connect and grow their markets in the digital era. Thaicom is a true innovator and satellite industry pioneer: with IPSTAR, Thaicom was the first operator in the world to develop and launch a High Throughput Satellite (HTS). Thaicom currently operates a fleet of 5 high performance satellites covering Asia, Oceania, and Africa. Visit

Thaicom 5
Thaicom 5 is located at the prime
orbital position of 78.5?east.
The satellites regional beams with high-powered Ku-band and C-band payload
provide broadcast and media services over Southeast Asia for DTH and cable
distribution. Global beam coverage on Thaicom 5 spans over four continents and
can service users in South Asia, Europe, Australia and Africa. The satellite
was manufactured by Thales Alenia Space and was launched on an Ariane
5 rocket, contracted by Arianespace.

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