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Another PH internet provider to tap Elon Musk's Starlink for satellite broadband rollout

Transpacific Broadband Group International Inc. (TBGI) bared on Thursday its plan to negotiate with Starlink, a company owned by American billionaire Elon Musk, for the launch of satellite connectivity in the Philippines next year.
Another PH internet provider to tap Elon Musk's Starlink for satellite broadband rollout
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A filing to the Philippine Stock Exchange stated that TBGI's board of directors gave their go signal for the plan to engage in discussions with major Low-Earth Orbit Satellite (LEOSAT) operators, including Starlink.

Starlink is a division of American aerospace company SpaceX owned by Musk, which currently operates approximately 1,500 low-earth orbit satellites into space.

We are excited by the unlimited prospects of empowering government units, businesses and millions of Filipino households with advanced satellite internet services to meet their growing requirements for fast and reliable connectivity, TBGI said.

According to the group, LEOSAT technology offers a unique combination of affordability, speed, flexibility, ease-of-setup, and a 27-millisecond low-latency bandwidth to deliver a superior online experience in the next level of internet-of-things.

In line with this plan, TBGI said it already sealed a deal with international satellite operator ABG Global Ltd. "for the development and maintenance of multiple state-of-the-art earth stations in strategic areas nationwide specifically for LEOSAT connectivity."

To recall, Converge ICT, which boasts a massive network of fiber broadband, also hopes to team up with SpaceX. No development has been reported yet on this target of Converge.

Source: PSE

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