Philippine Telegraph & Telephone Corp. of bilyonaryo Salvador “Buddy” Zamora is teaming up with an Australian technology firm to bring the satellite-based internet service of billionaire Elon Musk to customers in the Philippines.
In a regulatory filing, PT&T announced its partnership with NetLinkz, a company specializing in secure virtual network solutions, to sell Starlink, SpaceX’s revolutionary satellite-based internet service, in the country.
“We are thrilled to bring Starlink to the Philippines and offer our customers with the need for connectivity with a reliable internet solution,” PT&T president and CEO James Velasquez said.
“Our partnership with Netlinkz allows us to provide high-speed internet access to areas where traditional broadband services are limited or unavailable,” he added.
PT&T expects its strategic partnership with NetLinks to empower businesses in remote areas with stable and high-speed internet.
Starlink’s service utilizes a network of low Earth orbit satellites which enables it to deliver fast internet speeds and low latency.
PT&T said customers in the Philippines have various purchasing options available to them for obtaining the Starlink kit, which will now include direct purchase from the company to ensure accessibility and convenience for its customers.
“This collaboration aligns with our mission to provide innovative and secure network solutions,” NetLinkz managing director and CEO James Tsiolis said.
PT&T said customers who will avail of the Starlink kit will have access to various monthly plans tailored for enterprise and maritime customers, each with different pricing options based on their specific requirements.
These plans will offer data caps ranging from 50GB to 6TB, and beyond the cap, customers will continue to enjoy unlimited throttled data.
The monthly plans promise peak download speeds of up to 350 Mbps and upload speeds of up to 40 Mbps.