Philippine telecoms - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Philippine telecoms

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If China telco deal doesn't pan out, PH to tap other telco players

Jan 03, 2018 - 12:45 PM

Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque raises the possibility that China Telecom may find unacceptable the constitutional limitations on foreign ownerships of telco companies

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte accompanies People's Republic of China State Council Premier Li Keqiang as they enter the Malacañan Palace on November 15, 2017. REY BANIQUET/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Permits, health concerns delay cell site expansion

Mar 10, 2017 - 8:53 PM

The Philippines average internet speed is now the slowest in Asia Pacific – and telcos say why

'Faster, cheaper' internet via DICT's national broadband plan

Mar 10, 2017 - 5:28 PM

The network's goal is to provide by 2020 at least 10 Mbps connection to households 'from north to south' at an affordable price

CLEARER PICTURE. It was in October 2016 when DICT met with President Rodrigo Duterte to discuss the department's creation of a national broadband plan. With the approval of Duterte last Monday, the picture becomes clearer. Rappler file photo

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

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