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ABS-2i (formerly MBSat)

Mobile Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) of Japan uses the ABS-2i (formerly MBSAT) direct-broadcast services communications satellite to deliver digital multimedia information services such as CD-quality audio, MPEG-4 video, and data to mobile users throughout Japan. When service began in early 2004, MBC became the first in the world to deliver these services to mobile users through various kinds of portable devices.