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New launch by Starlink

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREAN REPUBLIC — Starlink, Elon Musk’s satellite internet company, is in talks with two Philippine telecoms to begin its services next year. The event will take place in an archipelago with limited connectivity and slow speeds.

According to the report, the two telcos are Transpacific Broadband Group International Inc. (TBGI), a satellite broadband provider, and Converge ICT Solutions Inc., a fiber-optic broadband provider.

TBGI seeks to provide modern satellite internet services to local government units, enterprises, and homes to meet their growing demand for fast and dependable access. According to sources, they expect to begin offering services in 2022, with the board of directors supporting the idea to explore conversations with Starlink.

Offerings by LEO Technology

LEOSAT [Low Earth Orbit Satellite] technology combines cost, speed, flexibility, ease-of-setup, and a low-latency bandwidth of 27 milliseconds. According to sources, the corporation provides a high-quality online experience in the next-generation internet of things (IoT).

On Oct. 27, TBGI signed a three-year managed service agreement with Hong Kong-based satellite operator ABS, kicking off this strategy. According to reports, the goal was to “build and maintain many state-of-the-art earth stations in crucial places nationwide exclusively for LEOSAT connectivity.”

According to Inquirer, a local online news outlet, Starlink’s entrance in the Philippines will necessitate local partners with legislative franchises and infrastructure, including ground stations.

The Fiber-Optic Broadband for Internet Network

Meanwhile, Converge ICT Solutions Inc., a fiber-optic broadband provider, is in talks with several satellite providers, including SpaceX. According to Bloomberg, the company’s CEO Dennis Anthony Uy stated that the goal is to supplement its internet network.

“We’d like to use low-orbit satellite technology to bridge the gap in locations where fiber optic cables aren’t available. According to research, this will assist in providing high-quality internet connectivity to the bulk of our population.

The Philippines is ranked 72nd in the world for mobile internet speed and 64th for fixed broadband, according to a report. According to data, the country’s internet penetration rate is 67 percent, leaving significant swaths of the population without access.

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