SpaceX is considering using Bataan as a base for Starlink.

SpaceX is considering using Bataan as a base for Starlink.

Elon Musk-owned SpaceX is looking at Bataan as a base of operations for its Starlink service that aims to provide internet connectivity to far-flung areas using low-orbit satellites.

Authority of Freeport Area of Bataan (AFAB) administrator Emmanuel Pineda said that they had a series of productive meetings with SpaceX executives over the past months.

“In those meetings, the AFAB, in conjunction with the provincial leaders of Bataan and with the assistance of FAB enterprise, iWave Advanced Research Group, discussed the possibility of Starlink initially launching its service in the province of Bataan by establishing a base of operations in the FAB,” Pineda said.

The AFAB admin added that the new enactment of the RA No. 11659, or the Public Service Act that allows full foreign ownership for telcos, gave SpaceX and its internet service Starlink the option to pursue the regulatory process and start drawing up an operational plan.

Pineda said that SpaceX executives really want to complete the process within the year. More updates regarding Starlink’s operations in the Philippines should be out soon.

For a quick background, SpaceX has launched a constellation of over 1,600 low-orbit satellites in space back in 2021. Such satellites will beam internet connectivity directly to subscribers.

The government hopes that Starlink’s entry into the Philippines will help in improving broadband speeds, reliability, and capacity, and intensify the competition that should result in cheaper rates.

Via: Manila Standard

Akhyari Hananto

I began my career in the banking industry in 1997, and stayed approx 6 years in it. This industry boost his knowledge about the economic condition in Indonesia, both macro and micro, and how to More understand it. My banking career continued in Yogyakarta when I joined in a program funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB),as the coordinator for a program aimed to help improve the quality of learning and teaching process in private universities in Yogyakarta. When the earthquake stroke Yogyakarta, I chose to join an international NGO working in the area of ?disaster response and management, which allows me to help rebuild the city, as well as other disaster-stricken area in Indonesia. I went on to become the coordinator for emergency response in the Asia Pacific region. Then I was assigned for 1 year in Cambodia, as a country coordinator mostly to deliver developmental programs (water and sanitation, education, livelihood). In 2009, he continued his career as a protocol and HR officer at the U.S. Consulate General in Surabaya, and two years later I joined the Political and Economic Section until now, where i have to deal with extensive range of people and government officials, as well as private and government institution troughout eastern Indonesia. I am the founder and Editor-in-Chief in Good News From Indonesia (GNFI), a growing and influential social media movement, and was selected as one of The Most Influential Netizen 2011 by The Marketeers magazine. I also wrote a book on "Fundamentals of Disaster Management in 2007"?, "Good News From Indonesia : Beragam Prestasi Anak Bangsa di dunia"? which was luanched in August 2013, and "Indonesia Bersyukur"? which is launched in Sept 2013. In 2014, 3 books were released in which i was one of the writer; "Indonesia Pelangi Dunia"?, "Indonesia The Untold Stories"? and "Growing! Meretas Jalan Kejayaan" I give lectures to students in lectures nationwide, sharing on full range of issues, from economy, to diplomacy Less
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