EasyCall accelerates rollout of VSAT in Philippine provinces

15 Jan 2018

EasyCall Communications Philippines, owned by the Delgado family since it acquired the company back in 2001, is ramping up plans to deploy data communications and satellite technology to bring internet/data connectivity to far-flung Philippine provinces. In a press statement, the company – which holds a telecoms operator licence from the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) – confirmed it is rolling out VSAT systems in the areas of Zambales, Negros Occidental, Cavite, Bicol, Isabela, Iloilo and Cebu as part of ongoing efforts ‘to continue to improve the digital landscape of the Philippines’. In recent years, EasyCall has deployed VSAT managed services in a number of underserved or unserved provincial communities across the country, such as in Samar, Quezon, Iloilo, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Isabela, Leyte and Antique. Now EasyCall President Zaki Antoni Delgado is quoted as saying: ‘There is a critical demand for connectivity in far-flung cities and municipalities, especially in the aftermath of disasters and emergencies, for businesses with remote offices, and for efficient access to services.’ The official went on to note that ‘despite the complexities we are facing with the terrain and climate of the Philippines, VSAT can effectively deliver secure and reliable connectivity to these places, and enable progress and development.’