Starlink, the satellite internet unit of Elon Musk’s SpaceX, will finally be introduced in the Philippines within the first three months of this year.
In a statement last February 3, Starlink’s local partner Data Lake, Inc.—a firm co-owned by Henry Sy Jr. and Anthony Almeda—said delays in the production and deployment of low earth orbit satellites pushed back the venture’s plan to start offering high speed, low latency internet last December 2022.
“We are excited to finally introduce Starlink to the Philippine market by Q1 2023,” said Almeda, vice chairman and CEO officer of Data Lake.
The high-speed, low-latency broadband internet service will be “game-changing” in connecting the Philippines’ more than 7,600 islands, he added.
According to Data Lake, Starlink plans will be offered at an initial price of $599 per satellite unit and $99 for monthly connectivity service for a download speed of 200Mbps.