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4 foreign firms eyeing 3rd telco slot

Four foreign telecommunication companies had expressed interest in becoming the third telco player in the country, Malacañang said on Sunday. (9-0)

PLDT, Globe wary of government’s plan to reallocate frequencies

2018-01-14 bworldonline
PLDT, Inc. and Globe Telecom, Inc. are wary of the plan of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) to ensure a more “equitable” allocation of frequencies in the telecommunications industry, particularly when a third player comes in. (28-0)

Singaporean entrepreneur sends message that SMS is here to stay - Channel NewsAsia

2018-01-13 channelnewsasia
Mr Kevin Yang, founder and CEO of Hello Technology, reveals how interacting with tech leaders like Steve Jobs and Larry Ellison helped shape a desire to create his own tech products. (9-0)

Andanar: South Korea's LG interested in being 3rd telco player

2018-01-13 beta.philstar
MANILA, Philippines — LG Uplus Corp, South Korea's third-largest mobile carrier, is eyeing to be the Philippines’ third telecom player that will challenge a longstanding duopoly that has angered consumers in a nation said to have the slowest internet speed in the Asia Pacific. (29-0)

EasyCall ventures into VSAT services

EasyCall Communications Philippines Inc., which made its name in the 90s as one of the largest paging companies in the country, is venturing into satellite communications services. (9-1)

ZTE positions self as third telco player

DAVAO CITY—A Chinese telecommunications and data services giant has partnered with a Davao-based telco to put up some 50,000 microcell towers across the country over the next five years. (9-0)

It's Hard to Jump on the 218,000% Crypto Bandwagon - Bloomberg Gadfly

2018-01-11 bloomberg
Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world. (14-1)

Palace: South Korean telco keen to be third player

2018-01-10 bworldonline
A SOUTH KOREAN firm, apart from Beijing’s China Telecom, is interested in entering the telecommunications industry in the country, according to Communications Secretary Jose Ruperto Martin M. Andanar. (10-0)

Palace exec says PH telcos a total failure

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque vented his frustration on Wednesday over the bad service of telecommunications firms in the Philippines. (9-0)

Globe blocks nearly 2,500 illegal sites with #PlayItRight

Globe Telecom stepped up its drive versus illegal content by blocking a total of 2,471 domains or sites in 2017 that hosted lewd content and child pornography as part of its #PlayItRight advocacy campaign. (9-0)

Globe mobile services suspended in Quiapo on January 9 for Black Nazarene procession

In compliance with a directive from the National Telecommunications Commission, Globe Telecom will temporarily suspend mobile services within the immediate vicinity of Black Nazarene procession. The suspension will begin 5am of January 9, 2018 until the image of the Black Nazarene returns to Quiapo Church, at around midnight of the same day. With the directive, Globe customers along the procession route may not be able to access call, text and mobile data services while the suspension of services is in effect. (9-0)

PSEi slips after 8-day winning streak

Most local stocks slipped on Monday as domestic investors pocketed gains from local equities after an eight-day winning streak. (28-0)

The Internet even slower down South

2018-01-07 bworldonline
The government is working to improve information and communication technology (ICT) in Mindanao, but challenges remain. (9-0)

Telcos get 6 months adjustment period for prepaid validity

2018-01-07 beta.philstar
MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) is giving telcos six months to adjust their systems for the implementation of the one-year validity of regular prepaid load. (9-0)

Globe Board approves capex budget of US$850 Million for 2018

The Globe Board of Directors recently approved the Company’s cash capital expenditure (capex) budget of US$850 million for 2018, which is consistent with last year’s capex figure. More importantly, this sustained level of capex is aligned with Globe Telecom’s vision to improve internet services in the Philippines, with the goal of becoming an admired nation for having first world internet connectivity. (9-0)