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Business World: SES satellites with ‘fiber-like speeds’ will be in PHL next year

SES S.A., a Luxembourg-based satellite communications services provider, said on Wednesday that it will bring more advanced satellite technology to the Philippines next year to aid the country’s digitalization efforts. In Southeast Asia, the Philippines has the second-highest number of internet users at 79 million next to Indonesia’s 171.2 million, Jose del Rosario, research director at Northern Sky Research, said during his presentation.

The Philippines is “quite good” in terms of internet penetration at 72.1%, but requirements per user are increasing, Mr. Del Rosario said.

“Why satellites? It’s part of everyday life and there are tremendous benefits to mankind.”