WIT Signs Bulk Broadband Capacity Deal with THCOM
Companies sign multi-year agreement to roll out high-throughput satellite capacity to support Philippines 3 rd telco market entry and government’s free Wi-Fi broadband projects.
May 9, 2018
By Franco Rafael
Thaicom Public Company Limited (THCOM)—a leading Asian satellite operator and provider of integrated satellite communications solutions—and We Are IT Philippines Inc. (WIT)—the leading satellite broadband service provider in the Philippines—have signed a multi-year capacity wholesale agreement aimed at providing connectivity for the rollout of nationwide enterprise and government broadband projects.
According to the terms of the agreement, WIT will use the entire IPSTAR capacity of both spot and broadcast beams for the Philippines. The agreement will also see WIT provide broadband connectivity through the IPSTAR high-throughput satellite to serve market verticals in the Philippines, including broadcasting, telecom, mobile network operators, and maritime.
Anant Kaewruamvongs, CEO of Thaicom Public Company Limited, said: “I thank WIT for their continued trust in us. The Philippines is the perfect satellite market, due to the wide geographical and population distribution of the archipelago. I am pleased that Thaicom is able to help the Philippines in its transformation for the digital era. IPSTAR’s high-throughput capacity is ideal to connect unserved and underserved areas in the Philippines, thus improving the lives of millions of Filipinos and accelerating the country’s economic growth.”