National and local government officials conducted a press briefing in Virac, Catanduanes on Thursday, Nov. 5, using Internet connectivity provided by the DICT’s flyaway very-small-aperture terminal (VSAT).
Satellite imagery and other unconventional data sources may help infer fast and inexpensive estimation of the country’s socioeconomic indicators, according to the top executive of a company called Thinking Machines Data Science Inc.
Satellite TV operator SES recently launched a free-to-air TV channel dedicated to delivering reliable and informative content about Covid-19.
A large majority of satellite TV households were very satisfied with their TV service (76%), in comparison with cable TV (70%), digital terrestrial (69%), analogue terrestrial (59%), and IPTV (54%) respectively.
If broadcasters could easily report on the devastation outside the area of terrestrial networks, can satellite technologies be used by the government to better coordinate rescue efforts during a natural disaster and bridge the digital divide? The answer is yes.
Interested space tech-savvy Filipinos will be able to test the waters, so to speak, as the satellite telecommunications company will be conducting the Inmarsat World Conference (IWC) on Nov. 6-8, 2017 at the Lisbon Congress Center, Lisbon, Portugal.