SpaceX announced yesterday that Starlink is now live in the Philippines.
As is tradition, SpaceX took to Twitter to announce the news:
Available na ngayon ang Starlink sa Pilipinas → https://t.co/slZbTmZmAt pic.twitter.com/4pl3isvnYX
— SpaceX (@SpaceX) February 22, 2023
The work to bring the satellite internet service to the country has been ongoing for a few months now. Back in October, Data Lake Inc announced it was partnering with SpaceX to bring Starlink to the Philippines.
SpaceX received backing from former Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez, the National Telecommunications Commission and the Department of Information and Communications Technology.
Based on Starlink’s order form, the monthly cost of the service will be P2,700 with a one-time equipment fee of P29,320. For us Canadians, it works out to around $66 per month for Starlink service and $720 for the equipment.
This does make Starlink one of the more expensive options in the country. However, it is far below the initially published rate of P5,500 per month.
For interested clients in the Philippines, it should take two or three weeks between when an order is placed to get your Starlink equipment.