How can the Philippines have cheaper and better internet? Here are recommendations from the Philippine Competition Commission.
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
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
Organizers of the festival have earlier requested the shutdown of cellular signals for a 'peaceful and orderly celebration of the Dinagyang Festival'
Putting more teeth into the National Telecommunications Commission and amending foreign ownership rules are among the reforms being eyed
(UPDATED) With the reduced interconnection rates, the NTC expects retail rates for voice calls to be 'lowered by about P1 per minute'
Among the companies interested to bid are Dennis Uy's Converge ICT Solutions Incorporated and Mel Velarde's Now Telecom
The measure seeks to protect consumers against 'deceptive, unfair, and unconscionable sales act and practices' by telcos
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
According to the network rollout plan, Smart is rapidly expanding both the coverage and capacity of its LTE service
Lawyer Gamaliel Cordoba has held the position of National Telecommunications Commission chief since he was appointed by former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo in 2009
Existing operators and new entrants are drawn to the 700 MHz frequency band to unlock the growth potential in the Philippines' relatively unsophisticated market
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
Proposed solutions to fix low-quality broadband include amending laws and leveling the playing field
The regulator also plans to start testing Internet speeds in mobile devices before elections in May
PLDT says NTC Director Edgardo Cabarios made 'misleading' statements in favor of San Miguel
Globe says the partnership with Huawei will extend towards capacity expansion of the telco's 3G and 4G network
The 2 telcos react to posts circulating on social media
The killings have intensified in 2015, claiming 13 lives as of September 1, activists say
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
(2ND UPDATE) PLDT tests its new fixed broadband plan with advertised speed of 1-Gigabit per second
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
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
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
(UPDATED) The ABS-CBN pay TV subsidiary, meanwhile, takes strong exception to GMA's claim that signal interruption is confined only to the network
The hackers say they acted in solidarity with Philippine Internet users who deal with the unreliable service of Internet Service Providers (ISPs)
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'
The National Telecommunications Commission is looking at a minimum advertised speed that is slower than fixed broadband's 256 kbps for mobile broadband services
Starting next week, the National Telecommunications Commission will monitor if Internet service providers are complying with new rules on minimum broadband speed
Senator Cynthia Villar says she will file a bill seeking the mandatory registration of prepaid SIM cards
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
GMA Network says its complaint is based on numerous feedback from viewers of noontime show Eat Bulaga, which runs the popular #AlDub segment
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
The National Telecommunications Commission is targeting the promulgation of the new rules by November
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The Philippine government sets the minimum Internet speed at 256 kilobits per second. But tech groups say this is hardly a broadband experience.
Globe Telecom, Incorporated will secure 98.57% stake in Bayan Telecommunications, Incorporated once the buyout is done
Part 2: TV networks are forced to downsize its workforce as it spends more toward digitalization of its operations
Part 1: The digital shift is forcing local telcos and TV companies to spend more, lay off people, and redefine their business model
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
Apart from the central bank, the Philippine Stock Exchange also warns the investing public against ‘too good to be true’ investment schemes
Majority Floor Leader Arleigh Sitoy refutes the claim of telecommunication companies that complaints about slow Internet are isolated
The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) targets the signing of the IRR on the third week of April, two months before the rainy season starts
Margarita 'Tingting' Cojuangco and 13 others face separate complaints filed by the Commission on Elections' law department
'We need to strengthen our institutions,' Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle says as he urges Filipinos to wait for the next elections
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'
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
The National Transformation Council denies it is plotting a coup, and says it's looking for a 'David' to replace President Benigno Aquino III
Lipa Archbishop Ramon Arguelles tells Rappler the National Transformation Council is 'against a military coup' but can 'help create a new government'