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'As we’ve said many times, [Huawei] supplies the equipment but we run the network – and so, what’s attached to our network and what goes through it,' Ernest Cu says in a Bloomberg TV interview
Mobile data usage lifts Globe Telecom's finances, while revenues from text messages and calls slow down
Globe experiences a 'wrong-send'
The 8-digit format ensures a sufficient resource pool to cater to the rapid growth of landline customers in major cities
The petitioners ask the Supreme Court to make the frequency available for other telecommunications companies
(3rd UPDATE) Smart and Globe offer free charging and calling stations in affected areas
'Effective July 5, 2018, all Globe prepaid load, including those with denominations below P300, will carry a one-year expiration period,' Globe announces
PLDT chief Manuel Pangilinan says his firm does not see the need to share any of its existing network elements, including cellular towers
Globe President and CEO Ernest Cu also says Globe has allotted $850 million this year 'to improve its data network and address the increasing demand in video streaming and gaming'
The Ayala-led company says the creation of an independent cell tower firm would significantly reduce the time needed for a new player to roll out
(3rd UPDATE) Globe announces past 4 pm that they have restored their system for prepaid and Globe at Home users. Postpaid and platinum users will continue to experience 'intermittent' mobile data.
GCash and Alipay launch a new QR code for Chinese Alipay users in the Philippines, while Filipino GCash users would eventually be able to pay via their digital wallets in China, too
With the launch of Globe Gaming, the telco looks to repeat its strategy of building new revenue streams around specific content, similar to what it has done with music, videos, and live events
The partnership, the companies say, will offer gamers better access to local, regional, and global eSports competitions, as well as original content and exclusive programming
Globe subscribers can call #77777 for free to have Shakey's delivered, and will eventually be able to pay for both in-store and delivery orders using Globe's GCash app
The net income of the Ayala Group's holding firm hits P30.3 billion in 2017, with Ayala Land leading the subsidiaries
The Department of Information and Communications Technology says the surrendered 3G frequency is now available for a new major telecommunications player
'In that way, mas madali buhay nila.... At kung meron mang binawas sa 'yo, 'di ka nag-opt in, puwede kang mag-complain,' says Senator Paolo Benigno Aquino IV
'Let us not allow our countrymen to be victims of theft,' says Senator Paolo Benigno Aquino IV as his committee is set to probe the 'nakaw-load' scheme
Globe president Ernest Cu also says the firm is looking at divesting all or part of its tower assets to independent tower companies
A 2011 agreement states that the National Telecommunications Commission would bid out the surrendered Cure frequencies, with PLDT being given monetary compensation. President Rodrigo Duterte now refuses to give that compensation.
The Ayala-led telecommunications giant projects between $850 million and $900 million as annual capital spending budget until 2020
'We want to assure our customers that we have clauses in our contracts with partner content providers which penalize those who resort to fraud,' says Globe Telecom
It would take a grind of 3-4 years to settle the corporate and regulatory issues before the third player could operate in the local market, which is being dominated by the duopoly of the PLDT Group and Globe Telecom
The acting chief of Department of Information and Communication Technology (DICT) says these 3 groups will each be led by Converge ICT Solutions Incorporated, Now Corporation, and Philippine Telegraph & Telephone Corporation (PT&T)
The Department of Information and Communication Technology (DICT) has a tall order from the Philippine president: Launch a major 3rd telecom player by March 2018. Prospective entrants think the timeline is too short.
The telco and the oil firm identify an initial 14 Shell stations for their new partnership
Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar also says names of companies interested to be the country's 3rd telco player would likely be known by March
(UPDATED) The new rule applies to prepaid load worth P300 and above starting January 6. Load worth less than P300 will only be covered by July 5.
Free Wi-Fi services are also available in Tacloban City, says the telco
The telco says 'the cumbersome number of permits' as well as right-of-way issues hamper its delivery of good internet service
'They have the technical expertise in operating and TransCo has the facilities to offer,' says TransCo President Melvin Matibag
SM Store customers can now use GCash's scan-to-pay feature to buy items with their mobile phones
Two state-run Chinese companies have set sights on competing with PLDT Incorporated and Globe Telecom Incorporated
The result means that AC’s net income for the first 9 months of 2017 is up 18% to P23.2 billion, primarily because of the strong performances of Ayala Land and AC Energy
The Ayala-led telco’s core net income for the first 9 months of 2017, however, is down 5% to P11.2 billion
PLDT and Globe say they're working to improve services, while the Philippine Competition Commission describes Jack Ma's disappointing experience as a 'wake-up call' for the telcos
The Chinese business icon manages a packed schedule while experiencing Metro Manila traffic and the country's notorious slow internet
Rather than pointing fingers, the Chinese tycoon urges the private sector to grasp the opportunity and invest in better internet infrastructure for guaranteed returns
Globe invites Chinese billionaire Jack Ma to the launch of its new mobile payment technology. On the same day, PLDT relaunches its scan-to-pay service.
The Chinese business icon reiterates Alibaba's long-term commitment to the Philippines, where it plans to build up e-commerce through partnerships with Lazada and Globe Telecom
(UPDATED) As of 10:43 am Monday, Globe says voice and SMS services have been fully restored for prepaid customers; all mobile services back to normal
The decisions to be made by the Philippine Competition Commission in coming months, as it fully implements the Philippine Competition Act, will set the tone for competition regulation in Philippine markets
President Rodrigo Duterte cites complaints that ex-DICT chief Rodolfo Salalima was 'partial' because he was a Globe executive
BPI is the Ayala Group s top earner for the period followed by Ayala Land
This provides a link between Davao and the US and is Globe s first direct connection to America via Guam Hawaii and California
Globe attributes much of the decline to costs related to its buyout of San Miguel Corporation s telco assets as its revenues rose by 5 to P62 9 billion
GoPay facilitates cashless transactions by letting customers pay for purchases with their smartphone
The telco says the new massive MIMO technology improves capacity up to 6 times compared to a regular site