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BBC World Questions heads to Manila

On March 5th BBC World Questions will come to the Philippines to debate the country’s political and economic future in the country’s capital, Manila. National security, relations with China and the US, constitutional reform, economic development and the environment will all be up for discussion with a panel of leading politicians, campaigners and academics. The […]

February 14, 2024

Philippines buys 2 broadband satellites

The Filipino government is buying two satellites and says that the move will help create more than 10,000 jobs. The orders come via Astranis Space Technologies which specialise in building small satellites for broadband use. San Francisco-based Astranis hosted a meeting this week with Ferdinand Marcos Jr, the President of the Philippines and where the […]

November 17, 2023By Chris Forrester

Gilat revenues up 6% YoY

Gilat Satellite Networks, a specilaist in satellite networking technology, solutions and services, has reported its results for the third quarter, ended September 30th 2023. Adi Sfadia, Gilat’s CEO, commented: “We are deeply saddened by the tragic events of October 7th in Israel. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of this horrific attack – […]

November 7, 2023

Forecast: 2.7% CAGR for Philippines telco, pay-TV revs

The total telecom and pay-TV services revenue in the Philippines is expected to increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.7 per cent, from $42.3 billion in 2022 to $44.9 billion in 2027, primarily driven by mobile data and fixed broadband segments, forecasts data and analytics company GlobalData. GlobalData’s Philippines Telecom Operators Country […]

October 26, 2023

Party continues for Drag Race France, Philippines and Thailand

The party continues for Drag Race France, Drag Race Philippines and Drag Race Thailand as the multi-Emmy award-winning company behind the successful Drag Race format, World of Wonder (WOW), announced from MIPCOM that these popular international editions will return with third series. The upcoming series of Drag Race Philippines and Drag Race Thailand will be […]

October 17, 2023

DICT’s national broadband project transforms Northern Luzon

The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) in the Philippines has successfully collaborated with internet service provider Stellarsat Solutions and its partner Kacific Broadband Satellites to achieve a key milestone in its effort to provide equitable broadband connectivity across the country, under a National Broadband Plan.   This transformative project, integral to DICT’s mission […]

October 11, 2023

Philippines: Hits Now on Cignal

Rewind is launching Hits Now on Cignal, the pay-TV operator in the Philippines. The channel will be available on the Cignal platform starting October 1st on Channel 122 as part of Cignal’s postpaid and prepaid packs. “We are so pleased to bring Hits Now to our viewers on Cignal. Hits Now offers a chance for our […]

September 26, 2023

Cignal TV taps Quickplay platform for Pilipinas Live sports app

Cignal TV, the Philippines’ content provider, has expanded its innovative use of Quickplay’s cloud-native OTT platform with the launch of Pilipinas Live, the first international OTT app dedicated to Pinoy sports. Pilipinas Live highlights Cignal TV’s premier sports properties for the global audience, including the UAAP, which kicks off its new season starting with men’s […]

September 26, 2023

Philippines: Fixed communication service revenue set for growth

The total fixed communication services revenue in the Philippines is expected to increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.2 per cent from $3.8 billion (€3.4bn) in 2023 to $4.9 billion in 2028, mainly driven by the strong growth in fixed broadband segment, according to GlobalData, the data and analytics company. GlobalData’s latest […]

August 7, 2023

SpaceX aborts launch, but adds Philippines, Kenya

SpaceX aborted a launch of 15 of its Starlink satellites, scheduled to lift-off from its Vandenberg Space Force facility in California in the early hours of July 19th. The launch was scrubbed with just 5 seconds remaining on the countdown clock. This unusual decision was the second ‘abort’ in a week for SpaceX. Conditions on […]

July 20, 2023By Chris Forrester