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WIT Philippines, Thaicom Partner to Support Broadband Projects

By | May 2, 2018
From left: Norman Macasaet, CFO at We Are IT, Joseph Maddatu, CEO at We Are IT, Patompob Nile Suwansiri, CCO at Thaicom, and Jovito Bernabe, country representative PH at Thaicom. Photo Credit: Thaicom

From left: Norman Macasaet, CFO at We Are IT, Joseph Maddatu, CEO at We Are IT, Patompob Nile Suwansiri, CCO at Thaicom, and Jovito Bernabe, country representative PH at Thaicom. Photo Credit: Thaicom

Thaicom and We Are IT (WIT) Philippines, a 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 (HTS) to serve market verticals in the Philippines, including broadcast, telecom, mobile network operators and maritime.

“We will be able to roll out the network infrastructure for the country’s third mobile network operator, as well as government and enterprise broadband VSAT projects faster and more cost effectively as the result of the agreement with Thaicom,” said Joseph Maddatu, CEO of WIT Philippines. “Furthermore, we can support the government’s free Wi-Fi broadband initiative that brings high speed connectivity to the rural areas and more importantly, support mobile network operators with backhaul services in their effort to expand their coverage and increase data capacity to their cellular sites.”