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In an effort to help those less fortunate, Elon Musk has announced that he will be providing Philippines residents with high-speed internet service through his company’s satellites. This is a great development for both the Filipino people and investors in this emerging market as it presents new opportunities where there were none before.
Starlink, a satellite internet service that has been approved by the Philippines’ National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) for registration as Value-Added Service. This new form of high speed and reliable access to information is expected to provide an alternative in contrast with existing providers who have garnered bad reputation due their expensive prices or lackluster services–especially when it comes down to how they treat customers nowadays . The company behind this innovative idea? SpaceX; Elon Musk’s private space enterprise.
The National Transmission Company (NTC) has welcomed Starlink’s recent registration as it allows the company to start offering internet access services in months ahead. The regulator also said that their VAS license “allows them direct access into satellite systems,” which means they can build and operate broadband facilities for downloadable content like movies or songs online.
Quisumbing Torres, Bien’s law firm in the Philippines and counsel for SpaceX Elon Musk’s Starlink project expressed their gratitude towards The NTC for its effort to accelerate VAS License processing.
“We would like to thank the NTC for issuing Starlink’s VAS license 30 minutes after we submitted our application with complete requirements,” said Marquez. “This shows the government’s seriousness in addressing the connectivity needs of our countrymen in unserved and underserved areas. This will also prepare us in the event of natural disasters and calamities.”
Starlink has arrived in the Philippines, providing a new option for consumers as our country continues to suffer from poor internet services. The first Southeast Asian country that will offer their service is also set out as an example of what they hope other areas can achieve with these innovative low-orbit satellites.
In a world where internet service is increasingly becoming a priority, many people have been looking for an alternative to traditional cable providers. One company that has come up with the solution? Starlink! This new satellite network offers high-speed downloading speeds between 100 MBPS and 200 Mbps along side low latency connections which make it perfect not just gamers but also those who need quick access in business or education settings alike.