Musk's Starlink registration in the Philippines has been approved by NTC up to 200 Mbps

The registration of SpaceX's Starlink Internet Services Philippines Inc by the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) has been granted.

The SpaceX Starlink service, or low-earth orbit satellite, from billionaire Elon Musk, will offer broadband technology to even the most remote locations.

The NTC authorized Starlink Internet Services Philippines' registration as a value-added service (VAS) provider on May 27, allowing the company to directly use satellite systems and build and operate broadband facilities to deliver internet services in the Philippines.


Commissioner Gamaliel Cordoba of the NTC stated that the agency is "steadfast in assisting in the rapid and professional roll-out of Starlink's internet access services."

However, SpaceX's legal counsel, Atty. Bien Marquez of the Quisumbing Torres law firm congratulated the NTC for issuing Starlink's VAS License so quickly. "We'd want to express our gratitude to the NTC for issuing Starlink's VAS license 30 minutes after we submitted our complete application," Marquez said.

It also demonstrates how committed the government is to meet the connectivity demands of Filipinos in unserved and underserved areas, according to Marquez. It will also assist in the preparation for natural catastrophes and tragedies.

Starlink will provide high-speed, low-latency satellite internet service with download speeds ranging from 100 to 200 megabits per second (Mbps).


The Philippines will be the first country in Southeast Asia to offer Starlink services when the VAS is approved. Elon Musk developed SpaceX, an aircraft manufacturer, and space transportation business. Starlink is a branch of SpaceX. Starlink has over 1,500 low-Earth orbit satellites and provides satellite internet services.

Elon Musk's SpaceX will soon enter the Philippine telecommunications sector, according to the DTI. After President Rodrigo Duterte approved a bill altering the Public Service Act (PSA) to allow 100 percent foreign ownership, SpaceX made its decision.

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