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We are IT Philippines Inc.

and Forsway Partner to Deploy Satellite Broadband


Services; Enable Free Government-Sponsored Wi-Fi Hotspots Nationwide

Providing Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) with tools and
technology for quick, cost-effective roll-out of broadband services for public hotspots. Powering
comprehensive project with leading satellite broadband services from WIT Phils, high-performance
routers from Forsway and IPSTAR satellite capacity. Ready to deliver mobile backhaul service with
aggregated bandwidth of up to 50Mbps per base station for the emerging 3rd Telco in the
Philippines.

Mandaluyong, Philippines, November 09, 2018 --(PR.com)-- We are IT Philippines Inc. and Forsway
partner to deploy satellite broadband services; enable free government-sponsored Wi-Fi hotspots
nationwide, accelerate roll-out of 3rd Mobile Operator.

- Providing Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) with tools and
technology for quick, cost-effective roll-out of broadband services for public hotspots.
- Powering comprehensive project with leading satellite broadband services from WIT Phils,
high-performance routers from Forsway and IPSTAR satellite capacity.
- Ready to deliver mobile backhaul service with aggregated bandwidth of up to 50Mbps per base station
for the emerging 3rd Telco in the Philippines.

Forsway, a leading global specialist of innovative solutions for providing high quality broadband services
to underserved regions via satellite, today announced it is partnering with We are IT Philippines, Inc. /
WIT Philsat for their first joint project in the Philippines. The two companies are combining their
expertise to help DICT facilitate and deliver on roll-out of the "Juan Konek Free Wi-Fi in Public Places
Project." Forsway and WIT PhilSat are furnishing the government-sponsored project with rapid
deployment of cost-efficient satellite broadband services and expertise from WIT PhilSat, enabled by next
generation Odin F-50 satellite routers from Forsway and IPSTAR satellite capacity.

The partners are providing tools and technology enabling the Philippines' aim to close the digital divide.
Roll-out has started with the first sites in the southern island of Mindanao - with the project aimed at
enhancing Internet accessibility for Filipinos to accelerate economic, social and educational opportunities
and supporting an “Internet for all” strategy.

Free public Wi-Fi is being made available in public plazas and parks; public libraries, schools, colleges
and universities; rural health units and government hospitals; train stations, airports, and seaports; and
national and local government offices.

Joseph P. Maddatu, CEO, WIT PhilSat: "As the leading provider of satellite broadband services in the
Philippines, WIT Philsat is extremely pleased to be a part of this important initiative aimed at enriching
the livelihood of millions nationwide. We are committed to delivering the quality services that will enable
DICT to provide internet access and a better quality of life for today and tomorrow. We have chosen to
partner with Forsway on this benchmark project based on the business benefits of Forsway's high

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performance satellite modem. Forsway's robust technology will help us provide quick deployment and
furnish cost-effective satellite broadband services for meeting the demands of our very critical portion of
the expansive government project."

Tobias Forsell, Managing Director at Forsway: "In our first commercial deployment with PhilSat, we are
excited to deliver the Forsway Odin F-50 high performance satellite router to furnish enhanced service
delivery for public services. Our mission is to enable broadband services for billions of users globally still
lacking sufficient internet access and help bridge the digital divide in many regions. We are proud to be a
part of this exciting initiative in the Philippines."

Forsway's unique, next generation Odin F-50 router technology combines existing terrestrial technologies
with satellite to provide highly cost-efficient broadband, with a core focus on serving hard to reach
markets. The new "Free Wi-Fi in Public Places" service will be available 24/7 and will use Hotspot 2.0
technology throughout the network. According to DICT, use of managed services sourced as service
subscriptions from the private sector will be the primary means of implementing the Project.

About We Are IT (WIT)

We Are IT Philippines Inc. (WIT) is the leading Satellite Broadband Service Provider in the Philippines.
We Integrate solutions with leading edge products and world class service for the delivery of robust and
dependable managed networks. We have over a decade of experience operating Teleports and advance
VSAT stations in over 30 countries in the Asia Pacific. In the Philippines, WIT provides vital satellite
communications infrastructure for mission critical civil and military entities of the government. It also
provides emergency communications management response in times of disaster to all sectors of society.
Enterprises continually rely on its infrastructure to connect to field offices in both urban and rural areas.
In fixed and mobile satellite communications management, WIT is the single point of contact (SPOC) for
a large number of Telecommunication/Carrier, Multinational, Multilateral and non-governmental
organizations. WIT is a member of the Global VSAT Forum and the World Teleport Association.

About Forsway Scandinavia AB

Forsway provides innovative solutions for combining satellite with existing terrestrial technologies
enabling broadband services for the large demographics of users in emerging markets lacking reliable
internet access. Forsway's unique technology eliminates the need to deploy additional network
infrastructure, creating significant time and cost savings for operators and service providers.

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Contact Information:
We are IT Philippines, Inc.
Adelyn Merto
+63 2 726 9817
Contact via Email
www.philsat.com

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