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Globe data traffic up 49% to 641M GB in first 9 months of 2018

Nov 15, 2018 - 12:09 PM

Globe also says it has 10% more mobile customers in the same period than last year, amounting to a total of 65 million customers


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Oct 24, 2018 - 1:59 PM

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Optimizing the Philippines for 5G with fiber infrastructure

Aug 06, 2018 - 8:06 PM

More cell sites will be needed as 5G requires a denser network of towers to handle the traffic – a process called network densification

5G INCOMING. Mobile phones with 5G are displayed at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on February 22, 2016. File photo by Josep Lago/AFP


Global concerns taking toll on PH digital competitiveness – PLDT executive

Jun 21, 2018 - 4:42 PM

External concerns, trade wars, economic uncertainties are causing investors to migrate to safer investments in more stable countries, possibly affecting the country's digital competitiveness, says PLDT's Eric Alberto

DIGICON. From left to right, Nerisse Ramos, chief operating officer of ePLDT; Eric Alberto, PLDT and Smart's chief revenue officer; Jason Silva, TV host and keynote speaker; Jovy Hernandez, PLDT and Smart's head of Enterprise Business Groups; PLDT's Nico Alcoseba, head of Disruptive Business Group; Jojo Gendrano, PLDT Enterprise's head of core business solutions; and Sudev Bangah, managing director of International Data Corporation - ASEAN. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


Naming 3rd telco player won't happen before SONA – DICT

Apr 27, 2018 - 6:11 PM

'We can’t just rush it if we want a strong telco that can compete with Globe and PLDT,' says Undersecretary Eliseo Rio Jr, Department of Information and Communications Technology OIC

PLDT formally gives Cure's 3G frequency for free

Mar 11, 2018 - 7:40 PM

The Department of Information and Communications Technology says the surrendered 3G frequency is now available for a new major telecommunications player

Duterte order on Cure frequencies for 3rd telco contradicts PLDT-NTC deal

Feb 06, 2018 - 9:45 PM

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.

3RD TELCO ISSUE RAISED. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over the 22nd Cabinet Meeting at the Malacañan Palace on February 5, 2018. Malacañang photo

3 consortia forming up to battle for Philippines' 3rd telco slot

Jan 24, 2018 - 7:36 PM

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)

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Naming Philippines' 3rd telco might take longer than expected

Jan 24, 2018 - 1:44 PM

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.

Smart reports PH's first successful 'Voice over LTE' call

Apr 17, 2017 - 5:34 PM

Voice over LTE uses LTE technology to make calls that are crystal clear with almost no background noise and is marketed as HD calling in some places

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

PUBLIC SERVICE, NOT REVENUE. DICT Secretary Rodolfo Salalima opts a complete reversal of National Telecommunication Commission's planned auction; says his department does not exist for revenue. Photo by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

LIVE: The Philippine Telecommunications Summit 2017

Mar 09, 2017 - 12:48 PM

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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

WANTED: TELCO PLAYER. NTC is planning the auction to entice a 3rd major player into the country's telecommunications sector, challenging PLDT and Globe Telecom Incorporated, which have been under fire for costly and slow Internet services. Rappler file photo

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

TELCO HIGHWAY. The amount of spectrum assigned to a telco impacts the cost of the build capacity, overall network performance, ability to offer new multimedia services, and general customer experience of wireless services. Rappler file photo

PLDT, Globe shares up, SMC down after Telstra talks collapse

Mar 14, 2016 - 1:53 PM

The two telco giants say they re not changing their strategy following the end of the San Miguel Corporation Telstra talks

MIXED SENTIMENTS. Shares of Globe and PLDT went up after the announcement of the collapsed joint venture talks between Telstra and San Miguel

San Miguel Corp, Telstra end joint venture plan

Mar 14, 2016 - 8:39 AM

Even without Telstra San Miguel says it will still switch on a superior telecommunications network as scheduled

NO DEAL. Both Telstra's Andrew Penn (left) and San Miguel's Ramon Ang (right) say they did not agree on commercial arrangements

PLDT, Globe oppose SIM registration

Oct 22, 2013 - 5:41 PM

Top phone service providers stress the administrative nightmare involved in requiring SIM registration among 90 of the 100 million mobile phone subscribers

SIM REGISTRATION. About 90% of the estimated 100 million mobile phone users in the Philippines are prepaid, or unregistered, subscribers. File photo by AFP

Smart-Globe race for faster internet connection heats up

Oct 14, 2013 - 7:26 AM

The race is heating up between rivals Smart Communications Inc and Globe Telecom Inc to provide subscribers with fast internet connection

FASTER INTERNET. LTE hunting at the University of Santo Tomas. File photo by Michael Josh Villanueva/Rappler

Globe 4G LTE rolls out in Makati CBD

Jan 06, 2013 - 11:33 AM

With the completion of the first phase of its 4G LTE network rollout Globe Telecom subscribers can now enjoy clearer calls on time text messages faster surfing and downloading through an advanced 3G and an expanding 4G network in Makati

UST: LTE hunting at the University of Santo Tomas