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DICT backs Starlink satellite broadband as new admin rolls out ICT agenda

Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) secretary Ivan John E. Uy made a glowing endorsement of the Starlink satellite broadband service during a joint press briefing with US tech firm SpaceX on Wednesday, July 27, at the Manila Hotel.

Gov’t says it is fast-tracking establishment of SpaceX in PH

SpaceX is setting up a local business entity that will provide Internet service through low-earth orbit (LEO) satellites and is targeting to launch the first gateway for their satellites before June 30.

DTI chief confirms PH first country in SE Asia where SpaceX will operate

SpaceX is currently establishing a local Filipino entity that will be their wholly-owned subsidiary and is targeting to deploy three gateways in the first phase of their launch.

PH gov’t, SpaceX execs meet in US to discuss plans to put up PH unit

The Philippine government had a series of follow-up online meetings with the company, immediately following the Senate ratification of the proposed amendments to the Public Service Act (PSA), allowing full foreign ownership for satellite Internet services in the country and not requiring legislative franchise for public services.

Converge ICT confirms talks with SpaceX but says launch of Starlink unlikely this year

Converge ICT founder and CEO Dennis Anthony Uy said the company is in close coordination with SpaceX but is also talking to a number of satellite broadband providers.

Converge ICT: Still ‘very premature’ to talk about tie-up with SpaceX

Addressing news stories of its reported partnership with SpaceX, listed broadband provider Converge ICT said on Monday, Feb. 15, that is still “very premature” to discuss a deal to become the local partner for the US aerospace firm’s Starlink satellite broadband project.

Converge ICT to make formal announcement on reported Starlink deal

Fiber broadband provider Converge ICT will make a formal announcement on Monday, Feb. 15, on the reported deal it has struck to become the local partner of SpaceX for its ambitious Starlink satellite broadband project.

Koko meets SpaceX rep, says PH may be covered by Starlink by Q3

During the virtual meeting last December 28, 2020, Sen. Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III said SpaceX vice president for satellite government affairs Patricia Cooper mentioned the possibility of Starlink covering the Philippines by the third quarter of 2021.
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