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Ericsson steps up restructuring on new quarterly loss

Jul 18, 2017 - 6:26 PM

'We are not satisfied with our underlying performance with continued declining sales and increasing losses in the quarter,' says CEO Borje Ekholm, as the share price drops 10% in Stockholm

Ericsson steps up restructuring on new quarterly loss

Globe begins rollout of 2600 MHz wireless network tech

Jul 13, 2017 - 8:10 PM

The telco says the new massive MIMO technology improves capacity up to 6 times compared to a regular site

Globe begins rollout of 2600 MHz wireless network tech

Globe files P5-million civil suit vs Dasmariñas Village resident

Jun 27, 2017 - 10:40 PM

The telco accuses the resident of spreading false and malicious rumors about Globe's cell site system within the posh village

Globe files P5-million civil suit vs Dasmariñas Village resident

DOT, NCCA launch KulTOURa app for tourists

Jun 20, 2017 - 6:30 PM

The KulTOURa app contains information and details of selected places in the Philippines as guide for travelers

DOT, NCCA launch KulTOURa app for tourists

Big scientific breakthrough at sub-atomic level holds promise for secure comms

Jun 16, 2017 - 4:28 PM

Entangled particles hold the promise of creating a communications system that can send secure messages without cables, signals or code

Big scientific breakthrough at sub-atomic level holds promise for secure comms

PLDT eyes gains from manpower reduction, asset sales but expects 'steep climb'

Jun 13, 2017 - 11:35 PM

The telco is projecting savings of around P7 billion over several years from outsourcing its IT to IBM, and is still eyeing selling the rest of its stake in Meralco

PLDT eyes gains from manpower reduction, asset sales but expects 'steep climb'

European mobile operators brace for end of roaming charges

Jun 11, 2017 - 12:12 PM

Roaming charges will be lifted in Europe starting June 15, raising pressure on operators in a tight market

European mobile operators brace for end of roaming charges

India's mobile internet use increases ninefold

Jun 02, 2017 - 4:27 PM

The explosion in data use comes after the country's richest man Mukesh Ambani, shook up the telecoms market with the launch of new operator Jio in September

India's mobile internet use increases ninefold

PLDT, Globe payment to SMC can preempt court rulings, says gov't

May 31, 2017 - 4:59 PM

On May 30, PLDT and Globe complete the P69.1-B payment to San Miguel. PCC says this is meant to preempt the appellate court and Supreme Court rulings

PLDT, Globe payment to SMC can preempt court rulings, says gov't

Duterte grants Smart franchise extension

May 03, 2017 - 7:24 PM

The law extending Smart's franchise for another 25 years includes new perks and relaxed requirements

Duterte grants Smart franchise extension

PLDT holds on to declining Rocket Internet

May 01, 2017 - 9:30 AM

Rocket Internet almost quadruples its losses in 2016 to €741 million ($807.441 million). PLDT owns a 6.1% stake in the German tech firm.

PLDT holds on to declining Rocket Internet

Globe to focus 2017 spending on mobile data, LTE infrastructure

Apr 18, 2017 - 8:40 PM

The telco, which saw its 2016 net income take a slight hit, aims to put up 1,200 new LTE 700 MHz sites this year

Globe to focus 2017 spending on mobile data, LTE infrastructure

PLDT builds 1st 'Fibr City' in Mindanao

Apr 09, 2017 - 11:10 PM

General Santos is PLDT's first 'Fibr City' in Mindanao, allowing the telco to bring 'ultra fast' internet speed there

PLDT builds 1st 'Fibr City' in Mindanao

Aviation leads high-paying careers list, gov't survey reveals

Apr 09, 2017 - 11:55 AM

The list of highest-paying jobs is led by positions in the aviaiton industry, architecture and engineering, and design, according to the latest Occupation Wages Survey results

Aviation leads high-paying careers list, gov't survey reveals

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

Globe, Smart to cut mobile voice call rates to P1 per minute

Mar 27, 2017 - 7:30 PM

The Philippines' two telco giants lower the cost of mobile voice calls as competition heightens

Globe, Smart to cut mobile voice call rates to P1 per minute

Smart expanding LTE coverage to more municipalities

Mar 26, 2017 - 11:55 PM

The expansion is part of Smart's 3-year network rollout plan, where it told the NTC that it will make LTE progressively available to users in 1,551 cities and municipalities by 2018

Smart expanding LTE coverage to more municipalities

ABS-CBN hits 2016 target income, fueled by election spending

Mar 20, 2017 - 6:10 PM

The media giant's election-related spending for 2016 amounted to P2.8 billion versus P2.4 billion in 2010

ABS-CBN hits 2016 target income, fueled by election spending

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

PLDT to outsource back-office IT to IBM

Mar 07, 2017 - 9:20 PM

PLDT chief Manuel V. Pangilinan says he wants to ensure all or most of the 1,000 affected employees will be absorbed by IBM

PLDT to outsource back-office IT to IBM

PLDT still no.1 among mobile subscribers

Mar 07, 2017 - 6:31 PM

PLDT says its subsidiary, Smart Communications Incorporated, closed 2016 with 63.03 million subscribers against rival Globe Telecom's 62.8 million subscribers

PLDT still no.1 among mobile subscribers

Smart seen to get 25-year franchise extension by March

Feb 21, 2017 - 8:00 AM

But the franchise extension might require the telco giant to list on the Philippine Stock Exchange

Smart seen to get 25-year franchise extension by March

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

Poor Globe, Smart signal? Congress can revoke telco franchise – Suarez

Feb 08, 2017 - 4:15 PM

House Minority Leader Danilo Suarez tells Globe and Smart to address complaints on poor cellphone signal and slow Internet services

Poor Globe, Smart signal? Congress can revoke telco franchise – Suarez

Window narrows for Smart's 25-year franchise extension

Jan 30, 2017 - 1:45 PM

The telco's franchise, granted way back in March 1992, is set to expire this March

Window narrows for Smart's 25-year franchise extension

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

Globe Telecom lowers capital spending to $750M for 2017

Jan 19, 2017 - 7:00 PM

This is lower than Globe's 2016 capital spending budget, which was at a high of $1.050 billion

Globe Telecom lowers capital spending to $750M for 2017

PLDT completes 3 ICT deals in Davao

Dec 27, 2016 - 9:06 AM

All these form part of PLDT’s P48-billion capital spending budget for 2016

PLDT completes 3 ICT deals in Davao

Canada regulator: High-speed internet an essential service

Dec 22, 2016 - 10:42 AM

A new Can$750 million fund will be created to reach the goal of speeds of at least 50 Mbps download and 10 Mbps upload

Canada regulator: High-speed internet an essential service

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

GMA Network initially spends P416M on DTT shift

Dec 06, 2016 - 2:28 PM

GMA Chairman and CEO Felipe Gozon says the network is now prepared to exit the test phase and begin with the first part of its DTT rollout in Mega Manila

GMA Network initially spends P416M on DTT shift

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

PCC: Make policy changes to open telco, energy markets

Nov 27, 2016 - 11:10 PM

What needs to be done is to pass proposed amendments to the 80-year-old Public Service Law, says a PCC commissioner

PCC: Make policy changes to open telco, energy markets

PLDT, Globe, Meralco: Yes to foreign players

Nov 24, 2016 - 4:40 PM

The telecommunications companies and the power distributor say they are also trying to improve their services and make these more affordable

PLDT, Globe, Meralco: Yes to foreign players

Duterte: PH open to foreign players in telecoms, power

Nov 24, 2016 - 2:15 AM

While he's not out to destroy the 'Ayalas' and 'Pangilinans,' Duterte says foreign companies will help make the country 'move faster'

Duterte: PH open to foreign players in telecoms, power

Over half of world's population does not use Internet – UN

Nov 23, 2016 - 12:07 AM

One problem is the cost of fixed-broadband access, which has fallen globally over the last decade but remained 'clearly unaffordable' in many of the world's poorest countries

Over half of world's population does not use Internet – UN

MVP: PLDT expects lower income for 'horrible' 2016

Nov 14, 2016 - 5:25 PM

'It's an annus horribilis (horrible year). Hopefully 2017 will be annus mirabilis (wonderful year),' PLDT chairman Manuel V. Pangilinan says after announcing the company's latest financial performance

MVP: PLDT expects lower income for 'horrible' 2016

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

Globe Telecom's Q3 net income drops by 50%

Nov 07, 2016 - 3:36 PM

Expense from its buyout of San Miguel Corporation's telecommunications business dents the Ayala-led firm's 3rd quarter financial performance

Globe Telecom's Q3 net income drops by 50%

Avocado, 4 new players enter PH telco industry

Nov 01, 2016 - 5:00 PM

An ICT group insists there's no sufficient spectrum for more competitors

Avocado, 4 new players enter PH telco industry

ABS-CBN's net income jumps 50% on strong ad revenues

Oct 28, 2016 - 5:28 PM

Boosted by 'election spending,' ABS-CBN’s net income for the January-September 2016 period increases to P2.85 billion, from P1.89 billion in the same period a year ago

ABS-CBN's net income jumps 50% on strong ad revenues

AT&T deal: Merger for new media era or a bad remake?

Oct 24, 2016 - 9:33 AM

Analysts say the deal faces multiple challenges, including winning regulatory clearance for a massive merger affecting tens of millions of consumers, and successfully combining two different kinds of companies, one in content and the other in delivery

AT&T deal: Merger for new media era or a bad remake?

Globe Telecom hikes 2016 spending to over $1B

Oct 20, 2016 - 4:29 PM

Its board of directors approves additional capital expenditure of $300 million for network expansion

Globe Telecom hikes 2016 spending to over $1B

Smart and Sun to shut down mobile services in Zamboanga City

Oct 01, 2016 - 2:55 PM

Smart and Sun will shut down mobile services in Zamboanga City today, October 1, from 3 to 6 pm for the opening of Hermosa Festival

Smart and Sun to shut down mobile services in Zamboanga City

'Unexpected difficulties' down Smart mobile internet services

Sep 29, 2016 - 9:41 AM

(UPDATED) Several hours after the initial announcement, Smart says they've restored services

'Unexpected difficulties' down Smart mobile internet services

Samsung shares plunge over smartphone explosion debacle

Sep 12, 2016 - 12:01 PM

(UPDATED) The fallout from the recall – which involves 2.5 million handsets sold so far in 10 countries – may slash the firm's profit later this year by more than one trillion won

Samsung shares plunge over smartphone explosion debacle

Tech-savvy PH startups honored at #BeTheBoss 2016

Sep 11, 2016 - 6:54 AM

The Sexy Chef, Sky Eye Inc., Holy Carabao, and Pedro Brewcrafters emerged as winners after getting top marks from the panel of judges and most votes from the public

Tech-savvy PH startups honored at #BeTheBoss 2016

Globe Telecom targets 500 more LTE 700 MHz cell sites by end-2016

Aug 29, 2016 - 1:05 AM

Globe Telecom accelerates the deployment of cell sites using the 700 MHz band amid a court battle against the Philippine Competition Commission regarding the San Miguel telco buyout

Globe Telecom targets 500 more LTE 700 MHz cell sites by end-2016

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