Photo | PH Wi-Fi start-up gets $150,000 funding from Microsoft

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In photo (from left) Microsoft Philippines legal and corporate affairs director Raul Cortez, Microsoft Philippines country manager Karrie Ilagan, WIN CEO Jasen Ko, and WIN president and founder Philip Zulueta In photo (from left) Microsoft Philippines legal and corporate affairs director Raul Cortez, Microsoft Philippines country manager Karrie Ilagan, WIN CEO Jasen Ko, and WIN president and founder Philip Zulueta
[/caption] Microsoft evaluated business models from all over the world to identify companies that offered promising local solutions to bridging the digital divide. WIN said it will use the $150,000 funding to install base stations that will broadcast Wi-Fi signal to areas where there is currently no Internet coverage. According to Philip Zulueta, president and founder of WIN, “It is truly an honor to be chosen by Microsoft as one of 12 partners globally, to launch the Affordable Access initiative. By using TV White Space to anchor the connectivity of our sponsored Wi-Fi hotspots, we have strengthened our capabilities to provide connectivity to small and medium enterprises, specifically, sari-sari stores.” TV White Space (TVWS) makes use of vacant TV channels that carry frequencies that can now be converted to Wi-Fi signal. TVWS can travel up to 10 kms with speeds of up to 10Mbps. ]]>

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