The cable company of PLDT Group, Cignal, is set to launch its satellite internet service in the Philippines this month. This was disclosed by PLDT Chairman, President and CEO Manny Pangilinan in a public tweet.
Pangilinan said that the country’s satellite provider is set to provide its broadband services nationwide through its satellite service mid this month. With the launch of the service, Pangilinan said internet will now be available anywhere in the country.
In a report last May 27, 2020 on PR News Wires PLDT has confirmed that its direct-to-home satellite cable has partnered with Hughes JUPITER™ System to enable satellite broadband internet service to its 2 million subscribers nationwide. The JUPITER platform gives us the flexibility to consider other satellite services, such as cellular backhaul, community Wi-Fi and enterprise applications.
While no plan subscriptions were released yet, the satellite internet service is expected to be an add-on service to any existing cable subscription under Cignal. But in the US, the lowest pricing of Hughes for its satellite internet is roughly P3,000 with a speed of 25mbps and a data cap of 10GB.
The JUPITER System is the next-generation Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) platform from Hughes for broadband services over both high-throughput and conventional satellites. Employing the DVB-S2X standard for highly efficient use of satellite bandwidth, the JUPITER System powers services on more than 40 satellites around the world, and is the foundation for HughesNet, the satellite Internet service from Hughes available in countries throughout the Americas.