Starlink in talks with Philippine telcos
November 3, 2021
By Chris Forrester
Elon Musk’s Starlink broadband satellite business is talking to two Philippines-based telecom operators.
The pair, namely Transpacific Broadband Group Int’l (TBGI) and fibre-optic broadband operator Converge ICT Solutions, are said to be looking to launch Starlink-based services in 2022, according to Bloomberg.
The news comes on top of reports out of India that Musk has now established a SpaceX-owned business in India for Starlink as it targets the world’s second-largest wireless market.
TBGI in the Philippines, according to a CNN report, has filed with the local stock exchange saying it hopes to expand coverage to government units, businesses, and Filipino households with “advanced satellite internet services to meet their growing requirements for fast and reliable connectivity,” states CNN.
TBGI signed an agreement with ABS Global last week “for the development and maintenance of multiple state-of-the-art earth stations in strategic areas nationwide specifically for LEOSAT connectivity,” and believed to be in reference to Starlink’s service.