HISe, Inc. announced today that it was awarded a three-year contract to act as an Independent Supervisory Consultant (ISC) for Indonesia’s Multi-Functional Satellite (SMF) Project. SMF is Indonesia’s Public Private Partnership (PPP) project to enable Badan Aksesibilitas Telecomunikasi dan Informasi (BAKTI), a unit of Indonesian Ministry of Communications (KOMINFO), to use 150Gbps of Ka-band high throughput
satellite (HTS) capacity for various services to the nation’s public entities, such as government offices, schools, hospitals, rural connections, etc. BAKTI earlier selected PT Satelit Nusantara Tiga (SNT), a wholly owned subsidiary of commercial satellite operator, Pasifik Satelit Nusantara (PSN), as a prime contractor of this SMF Project. HISe will provide reviews on various milestones of the SMF to ensure that the project is implemented and executed between BAKTI and SNT in a manner that is fully compliant with project requirements. On this engagement, contractually, HISe is working under a consortium arrangement with Indonesia’s state-owned consulting firm, PT Surveyor Indonesia (PTSI).
HISe, established in 2015 and rapidly growing, is a Washington D.C., USA based advisory firm, providing various strategic and programmatic advisory services to clients in various space business fields. “It is our great honor to be selected by BAKTI, SNT and PTSI for the key roles of the SMF project”, said Eddie Kato, Founder & President of HISe. “For HISe, Asia Pacific market is the key and focus, and this assignment will be a great stepping stone for our further growth and success.”.
Haris Widodo, PTSI’s Senior Vice President, Infrastructure Business Sector, said, “We started to work with HISe since middle of 2019, and we are pleased to see that we have now materialized a consortium engagement. PTSI is very familiar with Indonesian PPP structure, and we look forward to working together with HISe, combining experiences and expertise, for success of this very important program. HISe has a highly experienced and motivated group of resources”.
For this engagement, HISe teamed with ArgoSat Consulting, LLC of New York. Prior to this engagement, HISe and ArgoSat have worked jointly on several advisory accounts from clients in Asia- Pacific region, including planning and procurement support of SMF during 2018 and 2019. ArgoSat, founded in 2009 and led by two Partners, Dr. Graeme Shaw and Richard Davis, is also a rapidly growing advisory firm and is known in the industry as an expert in the HTS systems field.
Capabilities of HISe and ArgoSat are complimentary. Beyond SMF, HISe and ArgoSat have agreed to jointly pursue other satellite project support opportunities together.