Other bidders include strategic buyers Eutelsat Communications, Asia Satellite Telecommunications, Intelsat, Sky Perfect Jsat Holdings, NewSat, SES and Inmarsat, it said, with the company valued at over AUD$2bn ($1.9bn.)
Credit Suisse Group and Morgan Stanley are to provide a loan of close to AUD$1.7bn to support the deal.
In May it was reported that private equity investors were considering bids for Optus, which has has five satellites covering Australia, New Zealand and parts of the Antarctic.
SingTel, South East Asia’s largest phone company, bought the business, which posted revenues of $319m for the financial year to end March 2012, as part of its takeover of its parent company Optus for $9.69bn.
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