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Bambu Wireless selects EUTELSAT 172B to provide connectivity services across the Philippines

Press release   •   Jun 26, 2018 12:58 CEST

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Paris, 26 June 2018 – Bambu Wireless, a Philippine Telecommunications Solutions Provider, has signed a multiyear contract with Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) for capacity on the EUTELSAT 172B satellite. Commercialised under the brand BambuSat, the capacity will be used for broadband, maritime, and government services across the Philippines’ 6,000 inhabited islands.

Bambu Wireless will leverage Ku-band capacity on EUTELSAT 172B to offer a wide range of connectivity solutions for education, healthcare, agriculture and logistics across the country’s three island groups - Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao - that stretch over 1,850 kilometres.

Simeon Sander III Dela Cruz, CEO of Bambu Wireless, said: “This agreement will allow us to benefit from EUTELSAT 172B’s exceptional coverage of the Pacific to overcome the significant connectivity challenges associated with the Philippine geography, bringing better Internet and VOIP services and ensuring communication needs are covered across the archipelago.”

Jean-Francois Fenech, CEO of Eutelsat Asia, added: “We are delighted to welcome our first Philippine customer, Bambu Wireless, on board EUTELSAT 172B, one of the region’s youngest and most powerful satellites. We look forward to expanding our business opportunities in the region.”

About Bambu Wireless and BambuSat

Bambu Wireless is a registered Internet Service Provider. Bambu Wireless offers connectivity solutions such as dedicated internet services, bandwidth-on-demand, and other wireless applicable technologies to hotels, offices, and other high-rise commercial buildings in Metro Manila. Bambu Wireless hubs are strategically located in areas in Metro Manila.

BambuSat is the latest connectivity solution through our partner Eutelsat. BambuSat aims to be the catalyst in the transformation of Filipino communities by bringing wireless connectivity through APNIC-registered, telco agnostic facility, and fully redundant tier 3 partnered-facility supported by TGN-IA, SJC, AAG and EAC landing stations in our own-country-site earth station in Carmona, Laguna, Philippines.

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About Eutelsat Communications

Founded in 1977, Eutelsat Communications is one of the world's leading satellite operators. With a global fleet of satellites and associated ground infrastructure, Eutelsat enables clients across Video, Data, Government, Fixed and Mobile Broadband markets to communicate effectively to their customers, irrespective of their location. Over 6,800 television channels operated by leading media groups are broadcast by Eutelsat to one billion viewers equipped for DTH reception or connected to terrestrial networks. Headquartered in Paris, with offices and teleports around the globe, Eutelsat assembles 1,000 men and women from 46 countries who are dedicated to delivering the highest quality of service.

Eutelsat Communications is listed on the Euronext Paris Stock Exchange (ticker: ETL).

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