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Give NTC 'more teeth' for better Nat'l Broadband Plan – PCC

Mar 30, 2017 - 6:15 PM

How can the Philippines have cheaper and better internet? Here are recommendations from the Philippine Competition Commission.

Give NTC 'more teeth' for better Nat'l Broadband Plan – PCC

DICT chief: No need to auction off unused frequencies

Mar 09, 2017 - 6:25 PM

Information and Communications Technology Secretary Rodolfo Salalima says there will be no public bidding for the recalled radio frequencies, unless President Rodrigo Duterte orders otherwise

DICT chief: No need to auction off unused frequencies

LIVE: The Philippine Telecommunications Summit 2017

Mar 09, 2017 - 12:48 PM

Watch the telco summit live on Rappler!

LIVE: The Philippine Telecommunications Summit 2017

Chinese telcos, U.S. tech firm eye entering PH telco market

Feb 15, 2017 - 4:36 PM

Representatives of the foreign players have visited the National Telecommunications Commission headquarters to inquire about its planned spectrum auction seen to entice a 3rd major telco player

Chinese telcos, U.S. tech firm eye entering PH telco market

No cellphone signals in parts of Iloilo City during Dinagyang Festival

Jan 21, 2017 - 1:16 PM

Organizers of the festival have earlier requested the shutdown of cellular signals for a 'peaceful and orderly celebration of the Dinagyang Festival'

No cellphone signals in parts of Iloilo City during Dinagyang Festival

Bill to reform PH telco industry eyed by 2017

Dec 08, 2016 - 8:20 PM

Putting more teeth into the National Telecommunications Commission and amending foreign ownership rules are among the reforms being eyed

Bill to reform PH telco industry eyed by 2017

PLDT, Globe reduce interconnection voice calls to P2.50

Nov 28, 2016 - 10:01 AM

(UPDATED) With the reduced interconnection rates, the NTC expects retail rates for voice calls to be 'lowered by about P1 per minute'

PLDT, Globe reduce interconnection voice calls to P2.50

NTC sets auction for 3rd telco frequencies in 2017

Nov 10, 2016 - 6:15 PM

Among the companies interested to bid are Dennis Uy's Converge ICT Solutions Incorporated and Mel Velarde's Now Telecom

NTC sets auction for 3rd telco frequencies in 2017

Senate bill seeks to ban expiration of prepaid, e-load

Aug 20, 2016 - 12:48 PM

The measure seeks to protect consumers against 'deceptive, unfair, and unconscionable sales act and practices' by telcos

Senate bill seeks to ban expiration of prepaid, e-load

Gov’t says 911 hotline charges to stay during transition period

Jul 29, 2016 - 8:43 PM

While the President wants 911 emergency calls to be free, the DILG says fees would be charged during the transition period to the new system

Gov’t says 911 hotline charges to stay during transition period

PLDT, Smart commit 3-year network rollout to NTC

Jul 25, 2016 - 12:35 AM

According to the network rollout plan, Smart is rapidly expanding both the coverage and capacity of its LTE service

PLDT, Smart commit 3-year network rollout to NTC

Duterte retains Arroyo appointee Cordoba as NTC chief

Jul 14, 2016 - 5:20 PM

Lawyer Gamaliel Cordoba has held the position of National Telecommunications Commission chief since he was appointed by former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo in 2009

Duterte retains Arroyo appointee Cordoba as NTC chief

PH gov't loses P250M yearly with embargo of 700MHz – Globe

Apr 11, 2016 - 6:30 PM

Existing operators and new entrants are drawn to the 700 MHz frequency band to unlock the growth potential in the Philippines' relatively unsophisticated market

PH gov't loses P250M yearly with embargo of 700MHz – Globe

The future of 700 MHz band remains unclear

Mar 05, 2016 - 5:43 PM

The future of the prized 700 megahertz frequency remains unclear, with 3 of the country's largest corporations exhausting all means to get hold of the band

The future of 700 MHz band remains unclear

Biz groups, think tanks weigh in: How can PH broadband improve?

Feb 24, 2016 - 7:47 PM

Proposed solutions to fix low-quality broadband include amending laws and leveling the playing field

Biz groups, think tanks weigh in: How can PH broadband improve?

NTC to set minimum advertised speed for mobile broadband

Jan 12, 2016 - 9:24 PM

The regulator also plans to start testing Internet speeds in mobile devices before elections in May

NTC to set minimum advertised speed for mobile broadband

PLDT eyes legal action vs NTC director

Dec 01, 2015 - 8:05 PM

PLDT says NTC Director Edgardo Cabarios made 'misleading' statements in favor of San Miguel

PLDT eyes legal action vs NTC director

Globe, Huawei enter 5-year partnership for mobile network

Nov 25, 2015 - 6:45 PM

Globe says the partnership with Huawei will extend towards capacity expansion of the telco's 3G and 4G network

Globe, Huawei enter 5-year partnership for mobile network

Globe, PLDT: No signal loss due to APEC 2015 unless...

Nov 16, 2015 - 1:35 PM

The 2 telcos react to posts circulating on social media

Globe, PLDT: No signal loss due to APEC 2015 unless...

Manila students welcome Lumads

Nov 05, 2015 - 12:46 AM

The killings have intensified in 2015, claiming 13 lives as of September 1, activists say

Manila students welcome Lumads

Globe launches own 1-Gbps broadband offering for P9,499

Oct 22, 2015 - 8:32 PM

The Platinum Broadband Plans at minimum P2,499 ($53.71) for speeds of up to 50 Mbps are initially available on October 24 and in select areas only

Globe launches own 1-Gbps broadband offering for P9,499

PLDT launches PH's fastest broadband yet

Oct 20, 2015 - 7:04 PM

(2ND UPDATE) PLDT tests its new fixed broadband plan with advertised speed of 1-Gigabit per second

PLDT launches PH's fastest broadband yet

#AlDub intensifies network wars, boosts brands' sales

Oct 07, 2015 - 11:36 AM

Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza's budding romance on screen has posted through-the-roof ratings for 36-year-old show Eat Bulaga and has been a boon for McDonald's Philippines and TNT

#AlDub intensifies network wars, boosts brands' sales

GMA: ABS-CBN TVPlus complaints not related to Eat Bulaga signal loss

Oct 02, 2015 - 1:03 PM

GMA Network is hopeful that public attention is not diverted from the alleged signal disruptions on SkyCable during the airing of Eat Bulaga, which carries the popular #AlDub segment

GMA: ABS-CBN TVPlus complaints not related to Eat Bulaga signal loss

ABS-CBN to NTC: Require GMA to explain own digital TV signal loss

Sep 29, 2015 - 5:12 PM

This is in response to 5 complaints filed against ABS-CBN for allegedly disrupting the reception of GMA’s highly-rated noontime show Eat Bulaga

ABS-CBN to NTC: Require GMA to explain own digital TV signal loss

GMA files 2nd complaint vs SkyCable on Eat Bulaga signal loss

Sep 22, 2015 - 3:55 PM

(UPDATED) The ABS-CBN pay TV subsidiary, meanwhile, takes strong exception to GMA's claim that signal interruption is confined only to the network

GMA files 2nd complaint vs SkyCable on Eat Bulaga signal loss

NTC website defaced over unreliable Internet service

Sep 20, 2015 - 4:48 PM

The hackers say they acted in solidarity with Philippine Internet users who deal with the unreliable service of Internet Service Providers (ISPs)

NTC website defaced over unreliable Internet service

Bayantel shows slowest fixed broadband speed in NTC test

Sep 18, 2015 - 5:57 PM

NTC data show that Bayantel registered the slowest speed of '563 kilobits per second (kbps)' for a fixed broadband service advertised with 'up to 2 mbps (megabits per second) downstream'

Bayantel shows slowest fixed broadband speed in NTC test

Rules on mobile broadband's advertised speed out by November

Sep 16, 2015 - 8:22 PM

The National Telecommunications Commission is looking at a minimum advertised speed that is slower than fixed broadband's 256 kbps for mobile broadband services

Rules on mobile broadband's advertised speed out by November

NTC to start testing telcos' fixed broadband speed

Sep 12, 2015 - 4:35 PM

Starting next week, the National Telecommunications Commission will monitor if Internet service providers are complying with new rules on minimum broadband speed

NTC to start testing telcos' fixed broadband speed

Villar to NTC: Persuade telcos to help protect public vs text scams

Sep 03, 2015 - 3:49 PM

Senator Cynthia Villar says she will file a bill seeking the mandatory registration of prepaid SIM cards

Villar to NTC: Persuade telcos to help protect public vs text scams

ICT on upswing but PH still has costliest, slowest Internet

Aug 29, 2015 - 7:30 PM

The newly-implemented minimum broadband speed for fixed-line services is a step closer to solving the country’s Internet woes, says research firm International Data Corporation

ICT on upswing but PH still has costliest, slowest Internet

GMA to SkyCable: Refute Eat Bulaga signal loss complaint

Aug 29, 2015 - 12:36 PM

GMA Network says its complaint is based on numerous feedback from viewers of noontime show Eat Bulaga, which runs the popular #AlDub segment

GMA to SkyCable: Refute Eat Bulaga signal loss complaint

GMA complaint on Eat Bulaga signal loss 'malicious, baseless' – SkyCable

Aug 28, 2015 - 11:44 AM

ABS-CBN’s SkyCable says it is willing to cooperate with NTC over GMA Network's complaint regarding Eat Bulaga, which runs the popular #AlDub segment

GMA complaint on Eat Bulaga signal loss 'malicious, baseless' – SkyCable

NTC eyes new rules on minimum speed for mobile broadband

Aug 18, 2015 - 6:41 PM

The National Telecommunications Commission is targeting the promulgation of the new rules by November

NTC eyes new rules on minimum speed for mobile broadband

Bangkok blast, Poe-Roxas talks, PH internet | 12PM wRap

Aug 18, 2015 - 12:47 PM

Watch the 12PM edition of Rappler's newscast, The wRap

Bangkok blast, Poe-Roxas talks, PH internet | 12PM wRap

New Internet speed minimum throwback to '90s?

Aug 18, 2015 - 11:25 AM

The Philippine government sets the minimum Internet speed at 256 kilobits per second. But tech groups say this is hardly a broadband experience.

New Internet speed minimum throwback to '90s?

Globe hikes Bayantel stake, buys out Lopez group

Jul 21, 2015 - 4:49 PM

Globe Telecom, Incorporated will secure 98.57% stake in Bayan Telecommunications, Incorporated once the buyout is done

Globe hikes Bayantel stake, buys out Lopez group

Downsizing workforce inevitable as PH TV surfs the digital wave

Jul 05, 2015 - 4:23 PM

Part 2: TV networks are forced to downsize its workforce as it spends more toward digitalization of its operations

Downsizing workforce inevitable as PH TV surfs the digital wave

PH telcos, TV networks ride double-edged digital wave

Jul 04, 2015 - 5:00 PM

Part 1: The digital shift is forcing local telcos and TV companies to spend more, lay off people, and redefine their business model

PH telcos, TV networks ride double-edged digital wave

NTC okays Globe takeover of Bayantel

Jul 04, 2015 - 8:15 AM

NTC approves the joint application of Globe and Bayantel for a debt-to-equity transaction, with the former taking 54% in the beleaguered telco firm

NTC okays Globe takeover of Bayantel

BSP warns the public versus text scams

May 13, 2015 - 6:28 PM

Apart from the central bank, the Philippine Stock Exchange also warns the investing public against ‘too good to be true’ investment schemes

BSP warns the public versus text scams

Cebu provincial board seeks probe into slow Internet

May 05, 2015 - 7:37 PM

Majority Floor Leader Arleigh Sitoy refutes the claim of telecommunication companies that complaints about slow Internet are isolated

Cebu provincial board seeks probe into slow Internet

NTC delays free disaster text alerts anew

Apr 14, 2015 - 9:36 PM

The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) targets the signing of the IRR on the third week of April, two months before the rainy season starts

NTC delays free disaster text alerts anew

Aquino aunt slams gov't over ballot stealing charges

Mar 20, 2015 - 10:59 AM

Margarita 'Tingting' Cojuangco and 13 others face separate complaints filed by the Commission on Elections' law department

Aquino aunt slams gov't over ballot stealing charges

Cardinal Tagle rejects calls for Aquino to quit

Mar 10, 2015 - 8:30 AM

'We need to strengthen our institutions,' Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle says as he urges Filipinos to wait for the next elections

Cardinal Tagle rejects calls for Aquino to quit

Bishops split on 'moral basis' for Aquino to quit

Feb 28, 2015 - 3:18 PM

Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma says the Catholic Church 'is not in the position' to push the President to quit 'for it is beyond her competence'

Bishops split on 'moral basis' for Aquino to quit

Will the free mobile disaster alerts law finally be implemented?

Feb 27, 2015 - 4:31 PM

A public hearing on the implementing rules and regulations of the Free Mobile Disaster Alerts Act was conducted on February 26 to discuss some issues surrounding the law

Will the free mobile disaster alerts law finally be implemented?

'Aquino quit' group: We have no leader, financier

Feb 27, 2015 - 3:38 PM

The National Transformation Council denies it is plotting a coup, and says it's looking for a 'David' to replace President Benigno Aquino III

'Aquino quit' group: We have no leader, financier

Anti-Aquino bishop: Ready for prison if guilty

Feb 24, 2015 - 10:19 AM

Lipa Archbishop Ramon Arguelles tells Rappler the National Transformation Council is 'against a military coup' but can 'help create a new government'

Anti-Aquino bishop: Ready for prison if guilty