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South Korea to launch world's first national 5G networks

Apr 03, 2019 - 6:01 PM

The superfast communications heralded by fifth-generation wireless technology will ultimately underpin everything from toasters to telephones; from electric cars to power grids

5G IN SOUTH KOREA. SK Telecom CEO Park Jung-ho delivers a speech during a launch event for the company's 5G mobile network, in Seoul on April 3, 2019. Photo by Ed Jones/AFP

Smart makes first successful 'Voice over Wifi' call in PH

Apr 03, 2018 - 11:04 AM

VoWifi or Wifi Calling allows customers to make and receive calls while connected to Wifi, bypassing the need for a traditional mobile network


#ThewRap: Things you need to know, March 15, 2018

Mar 15, 2018 - 9:59 AM

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'IGNORE' UN PROBE. President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the police to 'not respond' to UN rapporteurs if they investigate human rights abuses in his 'war on drugs.' Malacañang file photo

PH remains next to last in 4G speeds, availability in ASEAN – OpenSignal

Mar 15, 2018 - 8:00 AM

OpenSignal says not a lot has changed in terms of mobile network speed and availability from its previous study in the Philippines 6 months ago

US seeks to clear the air for 5G wireless

Jun 21, 2016 - 4:55 PM

The US Federal Communications Commission will vote on a proposal that aims to allocate spectrum for the ultrafast wireless technology

Mobile phones with 5G are displayed at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on February 22, 2016.  The world's biggest mobile fair, is held from February 22 to February 25. / AFP PHOTO / JOSEP LAGO

EU, Brazil agree to cooperate on ultra-fast 5G

Feb 23, 2016 - 8:59 PM

The agreement signed in Barcelona sets out goals on common 5G standards and research as well as timeframes for introducing the new technology

5G TEAM-UP. German EU Commissioner for the Digital Economy and Society, Guenther Oettinger, reads a document on Human Rights in Polish 'Praw czlowieka' at the start of the weekly meeting of the European commission in Brussels, Belgium, January 12, 2016. Photo by Olivier Hoslet/EPA

Telcos aid gov’t agencies, LGUs as Typhoon Ruby nears

Dec 06, 2014 - 4:06 PM

Globe and the PLDT group deploy their resources to ensure emergency communication requirements are available as RubyPH threatens the country

#RubyPH: Globe, PLDT prepare backup system

Dec 04, 2014 - 7:49 PM

The telcos put in place their disaster preparedness programs to help mitigate the effects of Typhoon Ruby