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PLDT, Smart ink another partnership deal with Huawei

Jan 02, 2018 - 3:23 PM

The $28.5-million wireless service deal is expected to improve the telco giant's wireless service

ANOTHER HUAWEI DEAL. PLDT group chief Manuel Pangilinan says the partnership will enable his firm's wireless services under the brands PLDT, Smart, Sun and TNT to become much more agile, efficient and resilient in developing digital services. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Smart to upgrade cell sites in Marikina, Quezon City

Oct 09, 2017 - 9:35 PM

This upgrade is expected to improve Smart's mobile data service, particularly long term evolution (LTE) and 3G, in the two cities

BETTER SERVICE? This comprehensive network modernization and expansion program is at the core of the PLDT group's digital pivot. Rappler file photo

Free Wi-Fi for 1st 30 minutes along EDSA starting June 12

Jun 11, 2017 - 10:00 PM

After the 1st 30 minutes users can extend for P20 for two hours valid for two days or P50 for 10 hours valid for 5 days

WIFI. With a backhaul capacity of up to one gigabit per second, Smart Communications says its Wi-Fi services can support up to 3,000 connected users

Globe, Smart to cut mobile voice call rates to P1 per minute

Mar 27, 2017 - 7:30 PM

The Philippines two telco giants lower the cost of mobile voice calls as competition heightens

PRICE WAR. The two telecommunication giants will reduce again their mobile voice call rates to entice more subscribers. Rappler file photo

PLDT still no.1 among mobile subscribers

Mar 07, 2017 - 6:31 PM

PLDT says its subsidiary Smart Communications Incorporated closed 2016 with 63 03 million subscribers against rival Globe Telecom s 62 8 million subscribers

'The picture seems to be brighter for 2017 and the job of the management is to continue moving forward positively all the way up to 2019,' PLDT's Manuel V Pangilinan says. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Senate to Smart: Conduct IPO and we'll extend franchise

Mar 02, 2017 - 3:16 PM

The Senate public services committee removes the co use provision but retains tax exemptions for telcos with franchises

FRANCHISE EXTENSION. 'We are pressed for time. We cannot allow the franchise to expire,' says Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri, who authored Senate Bill 1302 or the bill to extend Smart's franchise. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

PLDT partners with Huawei for 5G rollout in 2020

Feb 14, 2017 - 2:55 PM

In a recent visit to the Huawei headquarters PLDT chief Manuel V Pangilinan signs an agreement with the president of a unit of the Chinese ICT giant

IS PH READY? But before rolling out 5G here in the country, PLDT says it will focus on 'future-proofing' its network. Photo from PLDT Incorporated

PayMaya Philippines aims for 1 million users by end of 2016

Nov 22, 2016 - 6:20 PM

To help achieve this PayMaya partners with PayPal which has 179 million active users worldwide

BREACH 1M. PLDT Chairman Manuel V. expects PayMaya to hit P200-billion worth of transactions for the entire 2016. Rappler file photo

PayMaya Philippines to tap ASEAN market

Jun 24, 2016 - 11:56 AM

PayMaya Philippines plans to ink about 10 local and foreign partnerships this year

UNPRECEDENTED GROWTH. PayMaya sees transaction volume of across its platforms hitting P200 billion for the entire 2016

PLDT president and CEO Nazareno to retire end-2015

Dec 01, 2015 - 1:10 PM

UPDATED PLDT announces a 2nd organizational shakeup with chairman Pangilinan becoming PLDT and Smart president and CEO

RETIREMENT. Pangilinan praises Nazareno for leading 'Smart’s successful climb from third player to market leader.' In the photo are PLDT President and CEO Nazareno (left) and PLDT Chairman Manuel Pangilinan (right).

PLDT, Globe unveil iPhone 6s, iPhone 6 Plus plans

Oct 31, 2015 - 11:30 AM

Smart s new iPhone postpaid plans start at a monthly rate of P2 000 42 80 while those of Globe start at P1 799 38 50

POSTPAID PLANS. Customers can start applying for the new iPhone postpaid plans on November 6. File photo from Apple, Incorporated

PLDT's Smart partners with Airbnb

Oct 29, 2015 - 3:28 PM

The partnership according to Airbnb regional director JJ Chai is seen to bring a 300 surge in Airbnb users in the Philippines

FASTEST GROWING. The Philippines, according to Airbnb's JJ Chai, is among the fastest growing markets for Airbnb in the region. Photo by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

Smart, Apple tie up to allow users to pay using Smart Money

Jul 13, 2015 - 8:34 AM

Smart subscribers can now pay for Apple App store and iTunes content as well as subscribe to Apple music using Smart Money

LRT-MRT automated ticketing system starts May

Mar 25, 2015 - 9:00 PM

All 3 Metro Manila railways will fully transition to the automated fare collection system by 3Q 2015

Smart, Globe to spend P160M each for LRT-MRT ticket project

Mar 09, 2015 - 2:28 PM

The additional capital from the rival telco firms will fund the automated fare collection system project which is to be completed by September

Smart to launch data roaming bundles in March

Feb 18, 2015 - 5:37 PM

About 6 million Filipino overseas travelers are expected to benefit from the offers which aim at cushioning data roaming charges

Telcos ordered P7.04B-refund for overcharged SMS rates

May 09, 2014 - 10:13 AM

The National Telecommunications Commission says telecommunications companies have 30 days to comply with the order