Transpacific Broadband Group International has expressed interest in cooperating with Starlink to launch broadband satellite communications by 2022.
American entrepreneur Elon Musk is negotiating with two Filipino providers to launch a super-high-speed satellite Internet system Starlink. Bloomberg reported this.
According to him, Transpacific Broadband Group International has expressed interest in cooperating with Starlink in order to launch broadband satellite communications by 2022.
At the same time, the fiber-optic provider Converge ICT Solutions is discussing the expansion of its network with several satellite communications providers, including SpaceX, Bloomberg informs with reference to the company’s CEO Dennis Anthony Uy.
According to the rating compiled by the Internet speed measurement service Speedtest, at the moment the Philippines ranks 72nd in the world in terms of mobile Internet speed and 64th in terms of broadband connection speed.
As Bloomberg clarifies, Starlink uses the technology of placing satellites in low Earth orbit. This has a number of advantages, such as relatively low cost, high speed, and ease of installation. The technology provides broadband communication with a delay of 27 milliseconds. Starlink maintains a network of more than 1,700 such satellites and plans to expand it in case of obtaining the necessary permits and high demand.