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Singtel has selected capacity on global satellite operator Eutelsat's 70B satellite to support network connectivity in South-East Asia. Eutelsat said: ""Singtel is establishing a new relationship with Eutelsat through a flexible contract that enables it to progressively ramp up capacity over the coming 12 months as demand grows.""

It added: ""The footprint of Eutelsat 70B stretches from Myanmar to Australia, enables users to operate secure, scalable networks and extend access to outlets in rural and isolated regions areas.""

Jean-Francois Fenech, CEO of Eutelsat Asia, said: ""Thanks to the orbital position and footprint of the Eutelsat 70B satellite it is in a strong position to serve diverse South-East Asia markets that include corporate networks, video distribution to cable headends and cellular backhaul.""