Satellite-based internet pushed

A BILL that seeks to expand the Philippines’ internet connectivity through satellite-based technologies has been refiled at the Senate.  Under Senate Bill 814 or the proposed Satellite-Based Technologies for Internet Connectivity Act of 2022, the government must promote the use of satellite services, especially in critical areas, to ensure universal internet access.  “Based on our […]

Satellite broadband: Accessible solution for disaster recovery and business continuity

Super Typhoon Odette (Rai) struck the Philippines in December 2021. Due to the torrential rains, violent winds, landslides, and storm surges, utility infrastructure was severely damaged. It left 269 cities and municipalities without energy and 348 areas with network outages. The complete restoration of service took several weeks. Kacific restored BPO company’s operations in Odette’s […]

Globe ready to support digitalization in health, education, fintech

GLOBE Telecom, Inc. said it is ready to support the government’s digitalization efforts, particularly in government services, healthcare, education and fintech, for which its broadband and technology solutions will serve as critical infrastructure. The company said Globe’s services are a good fit with the Marcos administration’s plan to digitalize government processes and provide universal connectivity, […]

Second G20 DEWG focuses on digital connectivity for recovery

JAKARTA, May 19, 2022 – (ACN Newswire) – The Indonesian government has urged the G20 Digital Economy Working Group (DEWG) to continue the discussion on digital connectivity. Minister of Communication and Informatics Johnny G Plate, G20 Digital Economy Working Group (DEWG) Chair Mira Tayyiba (L), and G20 DEWG Alternate Chair Dedy Permadi (R), second DEWG meeting in Yogyakarta, 18 […]

Airbus, NTT, DOCOMO and SKY Perfect JSAT Jointly Studying Connectivity Services from High-Altitude Platform Stations (HAPS)

TOKYO, Jan 17, 2022 – (JCN Newswire via – Airbus, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT), NTT DOCOMO, INC. (DOCOMO) and SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation (SKY Perfect JSAT) jointly announced that they have begun studying the feasibility of collaborating on future high-altitude platform stations (HAPS)-based connectivity services as part of a future space-based wireless […]

PLDT Enterprise extends connectivity to Ilocos Norte municipality

The enterprise business arm of PLDT Inc. has extended fiber connectivity and internet solutions to Piddig, Ilocos Norte to support online learning.  PLDT Enterprises will be providing services to all 23 barangays to improve municipal governance, the company said in a press release on Friday.   The company worked with the local government and youth council to come up […]

Singapore’s Commodities Intelligence Centre Signs Investment Agreement to Establish Its Overseas Digital Trade Platform in Chongqing’s Guoyuan Port

SINGAPORE, Jun 17, 2021 – (ACN Newswire via – Singapore-based Commodities Intelligence Centre (CIC) has signed an investment agreement with Chongqing Liangjiang New District Management Committee. The agreement will see an investment commitment of RMB 10 million (S$2.07 million) by CIC to establish its overseas digital trade platform in China’s Guoyuan Port in Chongqing […]