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Elon Musk's Starlink launching in Philippines

SpaceX's Starlink uses network of more than 1,400 satellites to provide internet access to far-flung regions

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Reuters
SpaceX owner and Tesla CEO Elon Musk gestures after arriving on the red carpet for the Axel Springer award, in Berlin, Germany, December 1, 2020. — Reuters
SpaceX owner and Tesla CEO Elon Musk gestures after arriving on the red carpet for the Axel Springer award, in Berlin, Germany, December 1, 2020. — Reuters

  • Elon Musk is launching Starlink in Philippines.
  • Timeline or investment not specified.
  • SpaceX's Starlink uses a network of more than 1,400 satellites to provide internet access.


Billionaire Elon Musk's Space Exploration Technologies Corp (SpaceX) will launch its satellite broadband service in the Philippines, a first in Southeast Asia, the trade secretary said on Thursday.

The company is setting up a wholly-owned subsidiary in the Southeast Asian country and aiming to deploy three gateways in the first phase of its launch.

Lopez did not specify a timeline or investment figure for the launch.

SpaceX's Starlink uses a network of more than 1,400 satellites to provide internet access to far-flung regions or when communications are disrupted during natural disasters.

SpaceX did not immediately respond to a request for comment.