PT Telkom Indonesia, the largest telecommunication firm in Indonesia, has ordered a new communications satellite from the Canadian-owned, US-based manufacturer, Space Systems/Loral. The announcement was made by Space Systems/Loral on 30 December 2015. The satellite, to be dcalled TELKOM-4, will provide fixed telecommunications services over Indonesia, India and South East Asia. The satellite will be based on the SSL-1300 bus design and is designed to last a minimum of 15 years in service. It will carry 60 C-band transponders with 36 transponders being used for Indonesia. The satellite is likely to be launched in 2018.