Pasifik Satelit Nusantara

28 YEARS FOR INDONESIA

28 tahun psn

A Brief History of PSN

Pasifik Satelit Nusantara (PSN) is a private satellite-based telecommunication and information company in Indonesia.

PSN was established in 1991 with a simple yet innovative idea that emerged from two satellite experts, Adi Rahman Adiwoso and Iskandar Alisjahbana.

They leveraged the opportunity of extending a satellite’s operational lifetime by operating it at an inclined orbit. This idea was successfully applied to the Palapa B1 satellite that had reached the end of its operational age. By operating the satellite in inclined orbit, the lifetime was prolonged for over 4 years. This was the beginning of PSN’s journey in the industry.

PSN has also collaborated with two partners from the Philippine and Thailand in establishing a company that provides satellite-based mobile phone in Asia Pacific.

They leveraged the opportunity of extending a satellite’s operational lifetime by operating it at an inclined orbit. This idea was successfully applied to the Palapa B1 satellite that had reached the end of its operational age. By operating the satellite in inclined orbit, the lifetime was prolonged for over 4 years. This was the beginning of PSN’s journey in the industry.

PSN has also collaborated with two partners from the Philippine and Thailand in establishing a company that provides satellite-based mobile phone in Asia Pacific.

Since the conception of the company, the telecommunication industry has gone through some significant changes, and complexity continues to grow.To remain competitive, PSN is dedicated to finding new ways to be a unique player in the satellite  industry from both business and technical perspectives.

Using the VSAT technology, PSN has been one of the satellite internet providers in Indonesia.

In 2017, PSN launched a new product, a high-speed broadband satellite internet with an affordable price that could reach every region throughout Indonesia, especially areas currently unreachable by terrestrial network

PSN will continue to discover new ways to better serve current clients and approach new potential clients by understanding their present and future needs. PSN lives by the mission to continuously be “Expanding the Limit”.

PSN Milestone's

PSN current achievements


1991

PSN was established as the first satellite-based telecommunication company in Indonesia. At the time, the primary business was satellite transponder leasing for broadcasting and telecommunication company.

1992

PSN bought Palapa B-1 satellite from PT Telkom that had reached the end of its operational age. PSN successfully extended its lifespan as the first commercially operated inclined non-Intelsat satellite service in Asia.

1995

PSN signed a procurement agreement for a satellite system that was developed into ACeS (Asia Cellular Satellite) system, a satellite-based voice and data service through Asia’s first handheld terminal.

This was established through a partnership between PSN and two foremost telecommunication company in Thailand and Philippines.

1996

Together with Satelindo, PSN bought Palapa C1 and Palapa C2 satellites. Palapa C1 satellite was successfully launched on the Cape Canaveral in Florida, USA and Palapa C2 satellite was launched from Kourou in French Guiana, France. PSN had 12 extended C-band transponders from its satellites.

PSN became the first Indonesian company that was listed on the NASDAQ Stock Exchange. PSN started their Xpress Connection services with the smallest C-band VSAT terminal equipped with a 1,2 meters antenna.

PSN introduced an Asian Multi Media system that was designed as an integrated GMPCS system with the capability for narrow band satellite-based telecommunication.

1997

PSN launched Network Control Centre to complete the Xpress Connection.

PSN acquired two more C-band transponders from Aquila II satellite operated by Mabuhay Philippines Satellite Corp.

1998

PSN introduced a WAN-based Private Line service that was an expansion of Xpress Connection for the corporate market.

This service offers a cost-effective solution for communication between headquarters and remote offices unreachable by fixed network.

2000

A subsidiary from PSN, Asia Cellular Satellite (ACeS) launched Garuda 1 an L-band satellite as a part of a satellite-based cellular phone network in Southeast Asia.

After PSN received government approval, PSN became an Internet Service Provider (ISP) company that provides connection that covers all parts of Indonesia.

2001

PSN launched BYRU, a satellite-based phone service that utilizes Garuda-1 satellite.

2002

PSN launched PASTI, a fixed satellite phone service.

2003

PSN gained rights to provide satellite-based Virtual Closed Network that covers all over Indonesia through wired and wireless access.

PSN received approval to be an Internet Network Access Provider provider (NAP).

PSN executed the early stage of the Universal Service Obligation (USO) program around 3000 villages throughout the Indonesian archipelago.

2004

PSN established an infrastructure for PASTI on several Indonesian provinces to help the General Election Committee in implementing upcoming presidential election.

2005

The company refocused on serving terrestrial GSM phone operator by providing Cellular Backhaul services, especially in remote areas.

Launched GWAVE (a broadband satellite modem to transfer high speed data, video conference, and news collection) and BYRU OTOSAT (BYRU services for transportation).

Established an early warning system for Tsunami in Aceh.

2008

Acquired a 155 Mbps Cellular Backhaul service project.

2009

Launched a Cellular Backhaul service tailored for the East region of Indonesia.

2011

Improved VSAT business development to corporate customers, especially to regional development banks.

Continued to escalate our position on the VSAT market by multiplying the quantities of VSAT terminals through significant growth in the banking and governmental sectors.

2013

Completed the reconstruction of syndicated loans that ease financial burdens and give opportunity for future growth.

VSAT business grew rapidly in the banking and governmental sectors through setting up 1000 new terminals.

2015

Worked together with Indosat for the placement of PSN VR satellite on the 146 East longitude and provided both transponder leasing and satellite-based internet.

Joined the satellite-based mobile application market focusing on monitoring.

2014

Received a capital injection worth USD 32 Million and a commitment loan worth USD 30 Million for the development of PSN VI.

2016

Strengthened PSN’s positioning in the VSAT Broadband market by increasing USO Project locations and new investment for broadband internet services.

Significantly improved the company’s balance sheet and eliminated capital deficits. Executed technical preparation, marketing and financing for the new PSN VI satellite.