SCT, Silkwave to start pilot-testing of satellite …


Connectivity will no longer be a problem anywhere in the Philippines soon as Filipino company Smart Citi Teknologi (SCT) and its Hong Kong-based partner Silkwave, Inc. commence the deployment of satellite broadband internet service in the country.

The two information technology companies, which signed their partnership agreement recently, plan to do a pilot test of its high-speed internet service in far-flung areas being monitored by the Armed Forces of the Philippines.

“Based on our discussions, everybody approved that we can start the testing in the AFP areas, especially in the Philippine Marine Corps,” SCT Founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer Mario P. Marcos told reporters.

Also to be covered by the 30 to 60-day pilot-testing are some areas in Pasig City, Mindoro, Palawan, Ilocos, and Bicol region.

Based on the statements made by the two companies, the details, guidelines, and installation proceedings will be in strict adherence to the prescribed government policy.

Silkwave Inc. Founder, President and CEO Charles Wong said: “This is a revolutionary data delivery as opposed to cellular networks, where the coverage is localized and where you have to pay by data rate.”

DONE DEAL FOR SCT, SILKWAVE SATELLITE CONNECTIVITY TO PH. Filipino- owned firm Smart Citi Teknologi (SCT) and Hong Kong – based  Silkwave Inc. are introducing breakthrough satellite connectivity to the Philippines that will make fast Internet service readily available anywhere and at all times in the country. SCT is a Philippine-based information technologies and digital technologies integrator as well as  Industry Revolution 4.0, 5.0 and 6.0 consulting company.  Its partner Silkwave Inc. is a Hong Kong-listed company providing satellite-based internet multimedia. Photo shows Silkwave Inc. Founder, Director and CEO Charles Wong (left) and SCT Founder, President and CEO Mario Marcos (right) displaying to the media the strategic partnership agreement that they signed on Thursday night at a press conference in Manila Hotel.

Silkwave’s regional satellite Asia-Star will offer “last mile digital connectivity” via its so-called “L-ban” whose range of frequencies in the radio spectrum is from 1 to 2 gigahertz. Its waves can penetrate clouds, fog, rain, storms, and vegetation, making it suitable for various weather conditions.

Silkwave, according to Wong, also plans to launch a $400-million high-orbit satellite, dubbed as the “Silkwave-1” satellite, by 2025 that will exponentially improve the connectivity, speed, and reach of their older “Asia-star” satellite.

Marcos said SCT and Silkwave also plan to offer real-time accurate weather forecasts and updates, among others, to the Philippine government.

“We can also provide through our system a lot of the essential government information [needs], such as remote education, health care, vocational training, and travel or maritime information, in addition to the broadcasting of emergency communication,” Marcos shared.

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