Satellite internet brings hope to the tourism industry

THE coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic brought travel and tourism to a standstill around the world. However, the industry is recovering as travel restrictions ease and Covid-19 cases decline. With the repressed demand for travel this year, Filipinos are continuing to explore the country with much enthusiasm and passion. Labelled as “revenge travel” on social […]

Boosting financial inclusion through satellite internet

ONE of the fundamental characteristics of any modern developed economy is near-universal financial inclusion, where all citizens have access to a formal financial system. More than ever, banking depends on internet connectivity to support modern digital solutions. Although the number of Filipinos with access to financial accounts has rapidly grown in recent years, the Bangko […]

GalaxySpace Completes a New Financing Round with Legend Capital Re-upped

HONG KONG, Sep 25, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via – GalaxySpace, a Chinese commercial aerospace company, recently completed its latest financing round with a post-investment valuation of approximately RMB11 billion. As an existing shareholder, Legend Capital continued to support the company by following up on this financing round. Legend Capital first invested in GalaxySpace […]

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 […]

Bureau of Quarantine to open more satellite offices in Robinsons Malls

THE Bureau of Quarantine (BoQ) is opening more satellite offices in Robinsons Malls. Robinsons Malls in a statement said it signed a partnership with the BoQ to open five satellite offices in Robinsons Galleria, Robinsons Place Manila, Robinsons Place Tacloban, Robinsons Galleria Cebu, and Robinsons Cagayan de Oro. The BoQ satellite offices in malls will […]

Budget, bureaucracy hinder PHL implementation of satellite data for agriculture 

By Patricia B. Mirasol, reporter Satellite technology that can speed up the work of crop insurers and help the government make macro-level decisions hasn’t gained traction in the agricultural sector due to budget constraints, bureaucratic resistance from those whose jobs may be rendered obsolete, and inadequate technical capacity among staff, according to a former official […]

Enabling access to advanced healthcare in rural Philippines through satellite technology

The Pangutaran District Hospital, once just a primary healthcare facility, is now a 25-bed government hospital with field health accreditation. FOR years, rural healthcare in the Philippines has been affected by a lack of connectivity. This has been exacerbated with the recent Covid-19 outbreak, further highlighting a need for greater investment in technology for rural […]

Satellite broadband: bringing high-speed affordable internet to private island resorts

Bambunet, powered by Kloche Communications, is a local internet service provider partnered with Singapore-based satellite operator Kacific.WITH international tourism coming back onto the agenda in Southeast Asia, governments have been working hard to make up for lost time. Like other countries in the region, the Philippines opened its borders on April 1, easing health protocols […]

First In-Person Satellite Industry Forum After COVID Sees the Industry in Strong Shape and Geared for Growth

Singapore, Jun 3, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via – The Asia Video Industry Association was finally able to host its annual Satellite Industry Forum in-person in Singapore on 31st May 2022 after a two-year hiatus, bringing together over 120 delegates from around the world and some of the satellite industry’s most foremost leaders. Opening […]

How Ka-band Satellite Internet Technology Works

HAS anyone ever looked up and noticed a star… that’s moving? Chances are, they were looking at a satellite. There are almost 8,000 satellites orbiting earth. These amazing pieces of technology do everything from monitoring the earth’s weather and climate, to beaming television to homes.They can also provide internet—and that’s especially useful for Filipinos that […]

NTC approves registration of Musk’s Starlink

The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) announced on Friday that it recently approved Starlink Internet Services Philippines, Inc.’s registration as a value-added service (VAS) provider, allowing it to directly access satellite systems, build and operate broadband facilities to offer internet services in the country. Starlink, a satellite internet constellation operated by billionaire Elon Musk’s Space Exploration […]

Kacific: More satellite operators expected to enter PHL

By Arjay L. Balinbin, Senior Reporter MORE satellite operators are expected to enter the Philippines as a result of President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s executive order allowing inclusive access to satellite services, Kacific Broadband Satellites said. “With the signing of Executive Order 127, we expect more satellite operators to take interest in expanding operations in the […]

Satellite technology seen to help banks ensure business continuity during disasters

THE CENTRAL BANK said liberalized access to satellite technology can help banks ensure continued operations during disasters. — BW FILE PHOTO LIBERALIZED ACCESS to satellite technology is expected to benefit banks and their clients as it could help ensure business continuity during disasters. “With enhanced access to satellite broadband services, financial institutions can improve their […]

PHL gov’t in talks with SpaceX for satellite internet service

THE Philippine government is in talks with United States-based firm Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) to improve internet service in the country, according to the Board of Investments (BoI). In a statement on Monday, BoI said Trade Undersecretary Ceferino S. Rodolfo met with SpaceX officials on Nov. 16 last year to discuss Starlink’s plan seeking […]

Inmarsat’s First I-6 Satellite – Core Component of ORCHESTRA Network – Successfully Delivered to Target Orbit by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries’ H-IIA Launch Vehicle

TOKYO, Dec 23, 2021 – (JCN Newswire via – Inmarsat, the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications, and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd (MHI), one of the world’s leading launch services providers, announce the successful launch of Inmarsat’s first satellite in the Inmarsat-6 series (I-6 F1) by MHI’s H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 45 (H-IIA […]