The announcement that Starlink would be expanding to the Philippines in February caught everyone's interest. Businesses are curious about the internet service now that it is readily available on the market, with some even scurrying to test it. Pico de Loro Beach and Country Club, which debuted it on March 1, is one of them.
The SM Hotels and Conventions Corporation's Vice President for Technical Support and Services, Eric Uy, claims that they simply want to provide the finest services possible for their visitors.
According to Uy, having access to quick and reliable internet services is essential for today's travelers who want to stay connected during their trip. "We are committed to surpassing expectations by being the first to adopt relevant technologies that quietly enhance the guest experience in addition to the hospitality we at Pico de Loro are known for."
By providing satellite broadband service to companies and the government, billionaire Elon Musk's Space Exploration Technologies Corp (SpaceX) will enter the Philippines in October 2022.
Data Lake Inc, a Philippine-based company partly owned by tycoon Henry Sy Jr, said it signed a deal to be the first partner of SpaceX's Starlink in Southeast Asia.
Since the Philippines is an archipelago, connecting it to the rest of the globe frequently necessitates a substantial infrastructure investment, according to Data Lake Chairman Anthony Almeda.
The Philippines is made up of more than 7,600 islands, many of them isolated and with mountainous terrain, making broadband coverage challenging for businesses. Additionally, the nation is usually hit by 20 tropical storms annually, many of which cause infrastructure damage and disrupt contact between provinces and islands.
The Starlink service from SpaceX uses a network of tens of thousands of satellites to deliver internet access to remote areas or when communications are down due to a natural catastrophe.
Source: TatlerAsia.com, Reuters.com