Converge in talks with SpaceX on broadband satellite service

February 15, 2021 - 10:20 AM
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MANILA — Philippine fiber broadband provider Converge ICT Solutions Inc said on Monday it is holding talks with Elon Musk’s SpaceX on a potential broadband satellite venture in the Southeast Asian nation.

In a stock exchange disclosure, Converge said it is looking at satellite technologies, including that of Space Exploration Technologies Corp., to provide high-speed internet to remote Philippine locations. “However, it is still very premature to talk about a possible partnership between Converge and SpaceX at this stage,” it said, confirming news reports over the weekend.

SpaceX did not immediately respond to an e-mailed request for comment.

Converge’s shares surged as much as 20% in early trade. —Reporting by Neil Jerome Morales Editing by Ed Davies