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NTC OKs registration of Elon Musk's Starlink for PH entry!

The National Telecommunications Commission just approved the registration of SpaceX's Starlink Internet Services Philippines Inc.
NTC OKs registration of Elon Musk's Starlink for PH entry!
File photo: Tesla's Starlink

The first country in SEA to offer Starlink satellite internet service

To recall, SpaceX is a subsidiary of the Starlink satellite internet service owned by tech billionaire Elon Musk as an internet service provider in the country.

NTC OKs registration of Elon Musk's Starlink for PH entry!

The #Philippines is the first country in #SEA to offer 

Around 2 months ago, the DTI announced that SpaceX, the company of US tech billionaire Elon Musk, is set to enter the Philippine telco market. The decision from SpaceX came after President Rodrigo Duterte signed into law a measure amending Public Service Act (PSA), which allows 100 percent foreign ownership.

Now, the approval from NTC allegedly will enable it to start providing internet services in the country. NTC commissioner Gamaliel Cordoba stated that the agency is steadfast in helping ensure that the roll-out of Starlink’s internet access services will be done expeditiously and professionally.

Meanwhile, SpaceX's counsel Atty. Bien Marquez of Quisumbing Torres thanked the NTC for its prompt action in issuing Starlink’s VAS License. He added,

We would like to thank the NTC for issuing Starlink’s VAS license 30 minutes after we submitted our application with complete requirements.

According to the NTC, Starlink’s registration in the Philippines now allows the company to directly access satellite systems, and build and operate broadband facilities to offer internet services. Allegedly, the service offers high-speed, low latency satellite internet service with download speeds between 100Mbps to 200Mbps.

Cordoba said that it shows how serious the government is in addressing the connectivity needs of Filipinos in unserved and underserved areas. At the same time, it will help in preparing for the event of natural disasters and calamities.

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Source: Inquirer

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