With our partner, Orbits Corp, we will connect up to 5,000 of the most rural locations in the Philippines — and two million people — to affordable internet.
Given the geographic challenges of connecting a country with 7,100 islands and over 20 typhoons per year, just 11,000 of the 42,000 local communities in the Philippines have fiber access today.
Astranis and Orbits are launching a MicroGEO satellite dedicated only to the Philippines. This is the first Filipino communications satellite in history, but it won't be the last.
Orbits Corp is a satellite services provider and sister company to a local Philippine ISP, HTechCorp, which has over 20 years of experience providing internet services to the 7,000+ islands of the Philippines. Led by Atty Augusto Baculio, Orbits Corp's mission aligns with ours perfectly: to connect unconnected regions, providing them with the tools necessary to thrive in the digital age.