Globe looking at satellite broadband for remote areas


Telco large Globe Telecom is looking at satellite web providers to cowl remote areas within the nation.

Globe mentioned in an announcement it was working with US-based Curvalux, the corporate behind the CurvaNet satellite constellation challenge.

CurvaNet could have 240 low earth orbit satellites offering high-speed and inexpensive broadband all over the world.

“The CurvaNet satellite constellation will be able to deliver affordable broadband internet to even the most remote areas beyond the reach of any telecom towers, infrastructure or electricity with the use of its proprietary low-cost, solar powered customer terminal,” Globe mentioned.

Globe mentioned it was additionally tapping Curvalux’s broadband wi-fi expertise for its ongoing community improve.

It mentioned the American firm’s patented “phased array multibeam broadband system” offered higher protection, was extra price environment friendly and might run on photo voltaic panels and batteries.

“This dramatically reduces operational costs and enables deployment of the system to remote areas that were previously unserved due to the lack of a reliable power source,” Globe mentioned.

Globe and Curvalux have been engaged on this end-to-end resolution for the previous yr and a half.

“This technology enriches Globe’s internet solutions portfolio, allowing us to cover as many households as possible, and helps provide low cost internet in hard-to-reach areas which are currently deprived of connectivity,” Darius Delgado, Globe’s head of broadband enterprise, mentioned in an announcement.

“Our partnership with Curvalux will allow faster deployment of high-speed broadband to our customers ranging from 50 to 120 Mbps [megabits per second] average download speeds,” he added.

Globe will initially deploy Curvalux’s options in 39 areas within the nation and as much as 315 extra areas throughout the yr.

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