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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

SPEED UP. These cell sites are expected to substantially improve mobile Internet experience of customers in the region. Image from Shutterstock

Amid regulatory probe, Globe powers 130 cell sites in Visayas, Mindanao

Jun 15, 2016 - 4:57 PM

This is despite the Philippine Competition Commission s claim that the deal to buy out all of SMC s telecommunication businesses has not been deemed approved yet

MOVES ON. Globe continues to fire up more cell sites using SMC's frequency, despite some questions from PCC

Globe wish list for Duterte: Submarine cables, less red tape

Jun 08, 2016 - 6:20 PM

Globe Telecom president and CEO Ernest Cu cites extreme difficulty in getting permits noting that they had to cut their target for cell site deployment

CROSSED WIRES. Globe Telecom President and CEO Ernest Cu says telcos still grapple with numerous bureaucratic red tape. Screenshot from Rappler video

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

SIGNIFICANT TO COMMERCE. A better Internet connectivity plays a significant role in commerce, education, and tourism,the Philippine Chamber of Commerce Incorporated says. Photo from Arangkada Philippines Twitter account

Telstra-San Miguel venture a bumpy, costly ride – think tank

Dec 15, 2015 - 6:01 PM

Australian telecommunications think tank Creator Tech Pty Ltd says Telstra’s possible joint venture with San Miguel could result in a high priced failure

LONG, BUMPY RIDE. An Australian telecommunications think tank says without the 700 MHz spectrum, there is no mobile business possible. In the photo are Telstra's Andrew Penn (left) and San Miguel's Ramon Ang (right)

700 MHz band to aid smartphone penetration uptake – Ericsson

Dec 10, 2015 - 7:59 PM

The 700 MHz band will aid the expected uptake in smartphone penetration in 2018 Ericsson says

UNIVERSAL COVERAGE. To provide universal coverage for smartphone users in the Philippines, Ericsson says the re-allocation of the 700 MHz frequency band is a big help.

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

RIVALRY ON FREQUENCY BANDS. PLDT says NTC's Cabarios statements confuse local and foreign investors who have been closely following developments in the Philippine telecommunication sector.