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SpaceX to launch Starlink satellite service in the Philippines
Billionaire Elon Musk's Space Exploration Technologies Corp (SpaceX) will launch its satellite broadband service in the Philippines, a first in Southeast Asia, the trade secretary said on Thursday.
* SpaceX's business permit application is being processed while the company scouts locations for its gateways, said Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez.
* The company is setting up a wholly-owned subsidiary in the Southeast Asian country, and aiming to deploy three gateways in the first phase of their launch.
* Lopez did not specify a timeline or investment figure for the launch.
* SpaceX's Starlink uses a network of more than 1,400 satellites to provide internet access to far-flung regions or when communications are disrupted during natural disasters.
* SpaceX did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Turkey's Erdogan Says He Will No Longer Talk To Greek PM
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Which countries could go the Sri Lanka way
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Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe says Iran made her confess as condition of release
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UN Human Rights Chief Begins Contentious China Visit
Michelle Bachelet's tour comes at a time when Beijing stands accused of widespread abuses of Muslims in far-western Xinjiang.
No Iran nuclear deal ‘worse’ than even a bad one: Israel sources
Failure to revive Iran’s nuclear accord poses much more danger even than ‘a bad’ deal, Israeli intelligence sources tell the Jerusalem Post.
Ask Hard Questions In Xinjiang: Uyghurs To UN Rights Chief
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