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Wideband Satellite Communication System Launched
SOURCE: China Space News     UPDATED: 2016-07-28

BEIJING, July 28 (China Space News) —  China launched the project of building its first Wideband Global Satellite Communication (WG SATCOM) System Thursday to enhance its Internet communication capabilities in railway, air and maritime transportation services.

Jointly initiated by Shenzhen municipal government and China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation, the first WG SATCOM is a ten billion yuan project combining satellite communications with high-throughput broadband services. It extends high-speed Internet services to previously inaccessible places via satellite communication system, which means users can log on to the Internet when he is on a plane, a train, a ship or in any remote areas.

"By the end of the 13th Five-Year Plan (2020), we will launch two satellites to cover the Americas, Europe and Africa, in order to form a global wideband SATCOM system," said Cheng Guangren, expert in the application of satellite communications from China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation.