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Elon Musk's Starlink poised to enter Philippine internet market

Satellite-based service provider aims to begin operating in fourth quarter

Elon Musk's Starlink will make its first foray into Southeast Asia in the Philippines, a country struggling with slow internet connection speeds. (Source photos by Getty Images/AP)

MANILA -- Billionaire Elon Musk's high-speed satellite internet venture Starlink is set to enter the Philippines after its local unit secured regulatory approval from the country, which is grappling with slow internet speeds.

The Philippines' telecom regulator on Friday said it approved the registration of Starlink Internet Services Philippines Inc., "paving the way for the company to start offering internet access services to the Philippine market in the coming months."

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