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E-Kiosk project draws foreign investors

Satellite services firm IPSTARSPC welcomed dozens of foreign investors from Hong Kong, China, and Taiwan during a tour of its satellite and E-Kiosk project facilities last January 11-13, 2012 in Angeles Industrial Park, Pampanga. IPSTARSPC aims to provide broadband internet access to "un-served or under-served" barangays in the Philippines. The E-Kiosk Project, packaged under its “business-in-a-box” concept, makes this goal possible while allowing consumers to easily start a telecom business right in their own barangays. “We want all barangays in the country to have full telecommunication capabilities,” said Dr. Joey Aranal, President and CEO of IPSTARSPC, who believes that there should be equal access to technology and development between major cities and rural areas. The project's business model—a portable internet café business—can be expanded to propagate Wi-Fi hot spots or Wi-Fi mesh which could enable money remittance services, ATM services, as well as data, video, and voice services for both domestic and international routes. “There are still areas in the country that have no access to internet and phone services and these call for a strengthened satellite service. By expanding our facilities, we are creating the groundwork for us to provide faster internet connectivity and signal transmission to our E-Kiosk sites,” Aranal said.
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