The listed telecommunications giant is spending over P50 billion every year until 2020
(UPDATED) This comes after President Rodrigo Duterte publicly threatened to send tax auditors to telecommunications companies demanding payment for returning radio frequencies to the government
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.
PLDT chairman and CEO Manuel Pangilinan says that for every P1 of service revenue, the telco reinvests 30 to 35 centavos to 'super-charge' its fixed and mobile networks
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)
Affected staff from PLDT's and Smart's IT units will be offered career opportunities in Amdocs as regular employees
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.
‘If Rappler can make out a case that this is actually malicious, the court cannot ignore that the government might be in violation of the constitutional guarantee to press freedom,’ says IBP national president Abdiel Dan Fajardo
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
The digital services arm of PLDT has upped the cashless payments battle with the launch of its partnership with McDonald's Philippines
Voyager Innovations chairman Manuel Pangilinan says the upcoming partnership deals 'will excite the market'
The Ayala-led telecommunications company says the huge capital spending budget will fund its moves to address customer demand for more bandwidth-intensive content
It would take 3-4 years before the 3rd telco player could operate, go into the market, and compete. The Duterte administration would be lucky to have it toward the end of its term.
The $28.5-million wireless service deal is expected to improve the telco giant's wireless service
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
The new arrangement allows businesses such as hotels and bars to broadcast Cignal TV content via the internet
'I think it's a rather novel idea and it's something we should consider, either at the PLDT level or at the Voyager level or both,' says PLDT chairman Manuel Pangilinan
Two state-run Chinese companies have set sights on competing with PLDT Incorporated and Globe Telecom Incorporated
By the end of this year, PLDT’s submarine cable capacity will be 4.49 Tbps – up 140% from 2015
Here's a list of buses and their routes that have been equipped with PLDT Smart Biz LTE that connects 45 mobile devices at speeds of up to 42Mbps.
PLDT chief Manuel Pangilinan says his group is confident it can raise recurring core income guidance by half a billion pesos to P22 billion this year
Called Jupiter, the fiber optic submarine cable system will directly connect Maruyama and Shima in Japan and Los Angeles in the US to Daet, PLDT's cable landing station in Camarines Norte
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
In two years' time, the telco sees over 1.3 million DSL subscribers of PLDT enjoying faster internet speed
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.
Spanning over 300 kilometers, the fiber infrastructure runs through the provinces of Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Davao del Norte, and Davao del Sur
The two former title holders share tips for aspiring beauty queens and their project called Universal Confidence
With an initial investment of P500 million, PLDT is set to open its Asia-Africa-Europe 1 Submarine Cable System (AAE-1) before the end of 2017
This upgrade is expected to improve Smart's mobile data service, particularly long term evolution (LTE) and 3G, in the two cities
PLDT unit Pacific Global One says it can now provide private flights to Balesin, Amanpulo, Baguio, and Boracay, among other routes
PLDT says this will help bus operators comply with the government's plans to modernize the country's transport system
The telco also aims to close 2017 with a higher recurring core income of P21.5 billion, from P20.16 billion in 2016
PLDT estimates it will take 3 weeks to repair the damaged cables
The telco s long term local currency issuer default rating LC IDR outlook is raised to stable from negative – a sign of improving financial performance
Jobstreet asks 3 658 Filipinos which company they want to work for Here are the top 10
UPDATED PLDT s core income for the 2nd quarter of 2017 increases to P12 1 billion from P10 5 billion in the same period a year ago
The Manuel Pangilinan led telco says there is no evidence proving that it violated the rules of the Department of Labor and Employment
ePLDT is the only Filipino company to win a Microsoft Partner of the Year award at Inspire 2017 Rappler talks to the head of its Disruptive Business Group on the sidelines of the Microsoft conference
It will be available for existing PLDT Home subscribers for only P199 month
Arsenio Balisacan the first chairperson of the Philippine Competition Commission says he is not one to run away from challenges
Metro Pacific Investments Corporation the sister company of PLDT buys the telco s remaining stake in Beacon for P21 8 billion
DICT Secretary Rodolfo Salalima assures commuters the connection is not only fast but also secure
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
We are open anytime but the offer must be acceptable to us says Manuel V Pangilinan
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