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22nd February 2024

Pico de Loro Beach and Country Club launches Starlink’s connection

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Marking the first connection in Southeast Asia, Elon Musk’s Starlink was launched at Pico de Loro Beach and Country Club recently.

Owned by Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX), Starlink is the world’s first and largest satellite constellation using a low earth orbit to deliver broadband internet capable of supporting streaming, online gaming, video calls, and more making it perfect for critical business operations. Leveraging advanced satellites and user hardware coupled with deep experience with both spacecraft and on-orbit operations, it delivers, high-speed, low-latency internet to users all over the world. The Philippines is the first country in Southeast Asia to use this technology.  

Pico de Loro guests will be the first in Southeast Asia to enjoy and benefit from Starlink’s premium connection and reliability. With Starlink in the property’s arsenal, peak demand can be addressed with extra bandwidth. Aside from enhanced speeds, connection quality and security are improved. As such, users experience uninterrupted connections when they browse, stream media, make video calls, and play online games. Conferences and individuals with high cyber security requirements now have the option of routing their traffic through Starlink. This is particularly useful for diplomatic or corporate guests whose needs are more complex in nature.

SM Hotels and Conventions Corporation Vice President for Technical Support and Services Eric Uy said, “Having fast and dependable internet services is non-negotiable for today’s travelers who wish to remain connected throughout their stay. We are committed to surpassing expectations by being first to adopt relevant technologies that quietly enhance guest experience in addition to the hospitality we here at Pico de Loro are known for.  Unlike other wireless technologies deployed in the past, we realized that Starlink’s presence is a game-changer for us as a resort and we are proud to be the first to offer this service to our guests.”


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