Mabuhay Satellite Corporation (MSC) is the first Philippine entity to own and operate a communications satellite.
Incorporated on November 10, 1994 as Mabuhay Philippines Satellite Corporation (MPSC), the company was set up primarily to establish, own, operate and maintain an international satellite facility and other forms of telecommunications equipment that are capable of providing international and domestic communication links to telecommunications, broadcast and other public utility companies operating in the Philippines and other countries; to purchase, sell or lease international satellite facilities and capacity to telecommunications, broadcasting and other public utility corporations; and to manage, operate and maintain domestic and international satellite facilities of other companies.
With the full support of its parent company, the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT), MSC successfully launched Agila2 on August 20, 1997 and commenced commercial operations on January 1, 1998. Agila2 is located at the 146° East Orbital slot.
Since then, the Company has successfully positioned itself in the competitive international satellite communications arena by offering video, IP, and telecommunications solutions for clients in Asia and North America.
MSC’s Agila2, with its already expansive Asian and transpacific coverage, is further complemented by the connectivity of PLDT and by strong entrepreneurial relationships with major teleport and satellite operators and integrators in Asia and the United States of America. With these networks MSC has been providing interconnectivity to major fiber and satellite-based communications networks in Asia and North America.
Moreover, Agila2 is listed on the U.S. Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Permitted Space Station List making it easier for US licensed earth stations to communicate with Agila2.
MSC hosts broadcasters, international news agencies, teleport operators and international channels for their domestic and international distribution requirements. The Company also welcomes existing and burgeoning teleport operators based in Hawaii to access Asia through Agila2.
In the coming years, MSC will continue to provide clients with reliable, efficient, and extensive satellite-related services for the evolving communications market.
Mission and Vision
MSC takes pride in being the first and only Philippine satellite operator.
Its mission is to provide reliable and competitively priced satellite-based services and complimentary products, thereby bringing optimum benefits to its customers, shareholders, employees, and the communities where it operates.
Its vision is to be the preferred satellite operator with an international reach; a dynamic organization that is intimate with its customers’ needs, maximizes shareholders’ value, enriches its employees’ lives and acts with social responsibility.