Pow­er­ful new satel­lite to be launched in April

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years be able to use high-qual­ity Wi-Fi ser­vice any­where and any­time, in­clud­ing on bul­let trains and planes.

Li Feng, chief de­signer at the in­sti­tute, said many do­mes­tic users have said they look for­ward to the ser­vice of new-gen­er­a­tion com­mu­ni­ca­tions satel­lites, while some for­eign satel­lite op­er­a­tors have also ex­pressed in­ter­est.

The acad­emy has made seven com­mu­ni­ca­tions satel­lites for over­seas users, in­clud­ing Pak­istan, Venezuela and Laos, and is im­ple­ment­ing ex­port con­tracts for more than 10 such satel­lites, said Zhou Zhicheng, head of the In­sti­tute of Telecom­mu­ni­ca­tion Satel­lite.

How­ever, he said the coun­try still needs to catch up with the top de­vel­op­ers of com­mu­ni­ca­tions satel­lites in the United States and Europe, such as Boe­ing and Thales Ale­nia Space, when it comes to satel­lite tech­nol­ogy and ca­pac­ity.

ZHANG GUO­JUN / XIN­HUA

A woman reads hir­ing fliers at a job fair in Pu­tian, Fu­jian prov­ince, on Thurs­day. The “Spring Breeze” fair, which fo­cused on fe­male pro­fes­sion­als, fea­tured 2,000 po­si­tions at 100 lo­cal com­pa­nies.

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