Shin Satellite Signs Deals With Myanmar’s MPT
[Satellite Today – 3-5-08] In a boost for its satellite broadband strategy, Shin Satellite signed a pair of new capacity contracts with Myanmar Posts and Telecommunications (MPT) of Myanmar, Shin announced March 5.
Under the five-year contracts, valued at $5 million, Shin will provide capacity on its Thaicom 4 (IPStar) broadband satellite as well as a C-band transponder on the Thaicom 5 satellite. The additions will allow MPT to expand its domestic and international telecommunications trunking network and IPStar broadband satellite service throughout the country. MPT and IPStar also appointed five service providers: GlobalNet, MMG Technologies, Myanmar World Distribution, NetStar and MaxiNet to help provide retail IPStar services in Myanmar.
“These expansion contracts demonstrate the continued confidence in IPStar technology and the strong relationship between the two companies and the two countries,” Nuthapong Temsiripong, country manager–Myanmar, for Shin, said in a statement.