Optus D2 was launched in October 2007 and provides fixed and broadcasting communications services. Optus D2 provides ongoing capacity for ethnic broadcast services and VSAT services plus growth to meet future business demands. This satellite exhibits excellent signal strength right across Australia. Its coverage is predominantly more powerful around the capital cities but levels can also be quite acceptable in more remote areas. The VANSAT System will be able to receive reception of this satellite easily in many locations.