Pakistani telecommunications provider 3A Technology has signed a $134m contract with Australian satellite company NewSat to buy transmission capacity on the Jabiru-1 satellite for ten years.

The Jabiru-1 Ka-band satellite, a geostationary communications satellite, will offer 3A Technology in the Middle East region, including Pakistan and Afghanistan.

NewSat is planning to launch the hybrid Ku and Ka-band satellite in 2012.

The Ka-band capacity will enable 3A Technology to capitalise on future demand for enterprise network expansions, banking and government sectors and the growth of mobile backhaul requirements.