YANGON, Aug. 8 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar Satellite-2, which was launched into space in French Guiana Wednesday, will provide better connectivity across Myanmar, even in remote areas, an official of Transports and Communications Ministry told Xinhua on Thursday.
The Myanmar Sat-2 will provide faster connectivity and high-speed rates not only for mobile internet but also other communication networks across the country, said U Win Aung, chief engineer of Information Technology and Cyber Security Department under the ministry.
The operation of the satellite will start after some practical tests in October this year.
Conveyed by Intelsat 39, the Myanmar Sat-2 was launched into space from French service provider Arianespace's Space Port in French Guiana.
"The launch of Myanmar Sat-2 is aimed at providing 95 percent of people in the country with better communication, healthcare services and education under the country's e-government program," official media said, quoting U Soe Thein, permanent secretary of ministry of transport and communication.
With latest technologies, the Myanmar Sat-2 will be able to offer communication services that are 8 to 10 times faster than its precursor Myanmar Sat-1, he added.
Myanmar signed a memorandum of understanding with Intelsat Corporation in 2018 for building Myanmar Sat-2.