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Bambu Wireless Inks Connectivity Contract with Eutelsat

By | June 28, 2018
Miniloc Island, Philippines. Image Credit: Tuderna

Miniloc Island, par of the Luzon islands group, Philippines. Image Credit: Tuderna

Bambu Wireless has signed a multiyear contract with Eutelsat for capacity on the Eutelsat 172B satellite. Commercialized under the brand BambuSat, the capacity will be used for broadband, maritime, and government services across the Philippines’ 6,000 inhabited islands.

Bambu Wireless will leverage Ku-band capacity on Eutelsat 172B to offer a wide range of connectivity solutions for education, healthcare, agriculture and logistics across the country’s three island groups — Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao — that stretch across 1,850 kilometers.

“This agreement will allow us to benefit from Eutelsat 172B’s exceptional coverage of the Pacific to overcome the significant connectivity challenges associated with the Philippine geography, bringing better internet and VOIP services and ensuring communication needs are covered across the archipelago,” said Simeon Sander III Dela Cruz, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Bambu Wireless.

“We are delighted to welcome our first Philippine customer, Bambu Wireless, on board Eutelsat 172B,” said Jean-Francois Fenech, CEO of Eutelsat Asia. “We look forward to expanding our business opportunities in the region.”