- JSAT, the Japanese satellite operator, is looking to boost revenues in China and other parts of Asia via a new alliance with Taiwan telco Teleport Access Service (TAS). JSAT and TAS will provide satellite data-communication services for multinational companies throughout Asia. The two operators will be combining teleport facilities as they look to supply end-to-end satellite value-added services in Asia. As part of the deal, JSAT will acquire 5 percent of shares issued and outstanding in TAS. This move will give JSAT the right to participate in TAS’ management as an observer at board meetings. JSAT also will provide TAS with satellite transponder capacity in support of the company’s existing and new businesses.
- MDU Communications International Inc. [MDTV] inked a deal that could last 20 years Monterey Bay (Calif.) Military Housing to exclusively provide DirecTV DTH satellite television service and private cable/video services to the approximate 2,100 residential units at two U.S. military communities. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
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