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Faster internet possible, says Globe

Industry giant Globe Telecom said it had sufficient bandwidth to provide better quality internet in the Philippines—but noted it could only use a fraction of the amount, as regulatory bottlenecks such as burdensome permits prevented it from quickly rolling out crucial infrastructure. (9-0)

PLDT ratings raised

Telco giant PLDT Inc. got a ratings lift on the heels of an upgrade on the Philippine sovereign rating by Fitch Ratings. (28-0)

EMotors partners with Globe, W Group for e-vehicle shuttle

2017-12-12 philstar
MANILA, Philippines — Electric vehicle maker EMotors Inc. has entered into a partnership with Globe Telecom and the W Group to create a benchmark for cashless payment for private electric transport in the country. (9-0)

PCC airs concerns over SM’s Goldilocks acquisition

2017-12-12 bworldonline
THE Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) has expressed concern over the SM Group’s acquisition of Goldilocks Bakeshop, Inc., saying the deal may give the latter an undue advantage over competitors operating in SM malls. (39-0)

PCC seeks review of buyout deal of SMC’s telco assets

The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) wants the Supreme Court (SC) to review the decision of a lower court after the latter made a mistake by deeming the controversial telco deal approved, a top official said. (29-0)

Philippines's Duterte offers third telecom slot to China

2017-12-12 channelnewsasia
MANILA: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has offered China Telecom a slot to be the country's third telecom provider to break up the dominance of two local firms, his spokesman said on Tuesday (Dec 12). (10-0)

Globe warns vs illegal signal boosters interfering with telecoms services

Globe Telecom has warned the public against the use of illegal signal transmitters to boost wireless coverage in a certain area, saying these activities cause widespread interference to communications services. (9-0)

Government wants 3rd telco operational by next year

2017-12-12 philstar
MANILA, Philippines — The government wants the third telco player to break the duopoly and start operations by the middle of next year, the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) said. (14-0)

TransCo seeking partnership with ‘3rd player’ China Telecom

2017-12-12 bworldonline
NATIONAL Transmission Corp. (TransCo) wants to be the partner of the Chinese company that was named by the Communications secretary as Beijing’s choice as the proposed third player in the local telecommunications industry. (14-0)

DICT, NTC preparing rules for selecting telco to compete with PLDT, Globe

The Duterte administration is preparing guidelines that would pave the way for a new telecommunications player to compete with incumbents PLDT Inc. and Globe Telecom. (29-0)

China Telecom earmarked as Philippines’ third telecoms player, officials say

2017-12-11 themalaymailonline
The Philippine constitution’s 40 per cent cap on foreign ownership of domestic telecoms companies has kept interest from multinationals at bay in the market of more than 100 million people. — Picture by Choo Choy MayMANILA, Dec 11 — State-run China Telecom Corp could become the Philippines’ third telecoms player, officials of the South-east Asian nation said yesterday, as the government looks to stir up competition in an effort to boost notoriously poor services. (10-0)

China Telecom picked to become the Philippines' third telecoms player

2017-12-11 scmp
Beijing has selected China Telecom, the country’s biggest fixed-line network operator and third-largest mobile services provider, to invest in the Philippines, according to the Duterte administration. (10-0)

Singapore market firms, telecoms weigh on Philippine index

2017-12-11 themalaymailonline
Singapore shares gain as much as 0.7 per cent, on course to extend Friday's 1.1 pe rcent gain. — Reuters picSINGAPORE, Dec 11 — Most South-east Asian stock markets edged higher today, with Singapore building on steep gains in the previous session, while the Philippines slipped as competition concerns weighed on telecom shares. (15-0)

China’s biggest telco chosen to break PH duopoly

Beijing has chosen China Telecom, China’s largest telecommunication company, as the third new player that would try to break that duopoly in the Philippine telecommunications market, Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar said on Sunday. (10-1)

Globe, PAL, MIAA spread cheer to arriving OFWs, tourists

2017-12-07 philstar
MANILA, Philippines — Globe Telecom’s International Business Group, together with Philippine Airlines (PAL) and Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) held a special Christmas surprise for arriving overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and tourists as a way to spread cheer and make them feel the spirit of the holiday season. (9-0)