Intel has teamed up with an Asian satellite and broadband company to form a joint venture to provide interactive services in the region.
The Hong Kong Pacific Century Group and Intel will create a company called the Pacific Convergence Corporation (PCC), with a mission statement to deliver broadband data services to the Asian market using what Intel describes as ?an integrated system of advanced telco networks and related technologies?.
The Pacific Century Group, which is privately owned, was responsible for the launch of the first AsiaSat satellite and created StarTV in the early 1990s. It has an audience of 53 million subscribers across 38 Asian countries.
Intel said it will bring expertise in the PC market and silicon technology to PCC. It has already invested in a number of broadband and satellite companies.
The chip giant has worldwide plans for similar services. That was revealed in a statement from William Howe, vice president of its Consumer Products Group. ?The formation of PCC represents the most recent step in Intel?s strategy to enable the delivery of high speed broadband services to users of PCs and other digital devices in homes and businesses worldwide.?
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