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Philippine lawmakers worry China Telecom may be a 'Trojan horse' - Channel NewsAsia

2018-01-17 channelnewsasia
Opposition members of the Philippine Congress raised concern on Wednesday that China Telecom Corp Ltd, which may enter the Philippine industry, could be a "Trojan horse" aimed at giving China access to state secrets. (10-0)

No miracles in sight

2018-01-16 beta.philstar
Just recently, Philippine Telegraph & Telephone Corp (PT&T) revealed that it is in an advanced stage of partnership discussions with a South Korean telecommunications company. (29-0)

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)

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)

US Government Pressures AT&T To Kill Huawei Handset Deal ; French President Macron Goes To China; PRC Influence And Espionage Scandal In Taiwan; Financial Crackdown Signaling; Hu Shuli Steps Down As Caixin Editor In Chief

2018-01-09 nb.sinocism
Poor Huawei, the company was just about to announce a deal with AT&T to sell its handsets through the American carrier when the US government reportedly pressured AT&T to kill the deal. That is going to have more people in Beijing wondering why major US phone makers can have Chinese carrier deals but PRC handset manufacturers can not have US deals. Reciprocity, which many in the US are pushing for, goes both ways. (166-0)

DICT expects to hold hearings for spectrum reallocation by mid-Feb.

2018-01-04 bworldonline
THE Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) said it expects to hold public hearings for spectrum reallocation by mid-February. (29-0)

Palace: Other foreign telcos welcome only if talks with China would fail

The country’s telecom industry would only open to other foreign players if the talks between the Philippine government and China would fail, Malacañang clarified Wednesday. (1-0)

PLDT forges $28.5-M partnership with Huawei to overhaul services

2018-01-02 bworldonline
PLDT, Inc. on Tuesday said it sealed a $28.5-million (P1.5-billion) partnership with China’s Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. to overhaul its wireless service delivery platforms. (10-0)

Moon Meets Xi; Another Deadly Beijing Fire, Gas Shortages Spreading; "Learn From Wang Jie" Returning? ; A Letter From Liu Xia

2017-12-29 nb.sinocism
Good morning...just a reminder that there will me a modified publishing schedule over the next two weeks. I am targeting 2-3 shorter issues those two weeks. When in doubt you can always check my Twitter feed or the newsletter site for status and updates.  (1-0)

DICT gearing up for resistance to frequency redistribution

2017-12-28 bworldonline
THE Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) said it is studying ways to make the allocation of telecommunications spectrum “more equitable,” and may resort to redistribution. (29-0)

IFC could invest in telecom ‘3rd player’

2017-12-28 bworldonline
THE International Finance Corp. (IFC) said it may back with investments a third player in the telecommunications industry, citing the new entrant’s potential for raising inclusivity by increasing broadband access. (40-0)

The third player

2017-12-26 philstar
SAN FRANCISCO – My children who work in Silicon Valley love to mock the quality of our internet service every time they visit. I don’t blame them. I am now experiencing what they are used to – world class broadband service in my son’s home in the East Bay. (20-0)

With China’s entry into telco fray, PH to beef up cybersecurity

The government is beefing up national cybersecurity ahead of the expected entry of China’s biggest telecommunications company next year, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said on Thursday. (24-0)

4 more foreign firms to vie for 3rd telco slot

2017-12-21 philstar
MANILA, Philippines — Four other companies from Japan, South Korea, US, and Australia are interested to partner with local firms and become a third telco player in the country, according to the Department of Information and Communications Technology. (12-0)

One telco eyed for remaining frequencies

2017-12-21 bworldonline
THE DEPARTMENT of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) is looking at allocating the remaining telco frequencies to one player or consortium of players in order to make this third party compete with PLDT, Inc. and Globe Telecom, Inc. (29-1)

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