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Streaming video service iFlix is capping its streaming temporarily, with no content being streamed in 4K. Meanwhile, iWant is reducing its streaming bitrate by 33%.
Users will still get the resolution they paid for but may see a slight decrease in video quality
The National Telecommunications Commission says the provisional authority that will be granted to ABS-CBN will be valid until the end of the 18th Congress
Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano seems to be getting fed up the House being told what to do on the renewal of ABS-CBN's soon-to-expire franchise
The National Telecommunications Commission says its commitment to issue the temporary permit to operate is guided by legal guidance from the Department of Justice
(UPDATED) The Senate approves a resolution expressing its sense on the continued operations of ABS-CBN beyond franchise expiry on May 4
(UPDATED) Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano says ABS-CBN executives will not be invited yet, as the hearing on March 10 will focus on the National Telecommunications Commission
Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano also insists it would 'do more harm than good' to ABS-CBN if the House would squeeze in a hearing on its franchise renewal before Congress takes a break in March
Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano believes this letter would be 'sufficient' for the NTC to allow ABS-CBN to keep operating beyond May 4
The Speaker says the House leadership is talking to the National Telecommunications Commission to help secure a provisional authority for ABS-CBN
The PDEA earlier said the song 'may mislead the innocent youth into thinking that the effects of illegal drug use to be harmless'
Customers can soon ask telcos to unlock postpaid phones for free once the lock-in period is over
Mobile users will not be apple to call or text starting 6 am on Sunday, January 20, as government orders the shutdown of network signal to secure Ati-Atihan
The memorandum order provides telco subscribers with the option to switch among compatible service providers after initial lock-in period has been completed
Sear and PT&T can still appeal the decision of the National Telecommunications Commission, but with a price tag of P10 million per appeal
Here are the requirements for companies vying for the Philippines' 3rd major telecommunications player slot
The bids for the 3rd major telecommunications player slot will be opened on Wednesday, November 7
The Manila Regional Trial Court says NOW Telecom may have caused its own request to become moot since it said it still wants to join the bidding for the 3rd major telecommunications player slot
PT&T questions the National Telecommunications Commission's interpretation of 'national-scale' operations, saying it favors foreign companies
The petitioners ask the Supreme Court to make the frequency available for other telecommunications companies
Watch the hearing live on Rappler on Monday, October 22
NOW Telecom says the National Telecommunications Commission is imposing on bidders multi-billion-peso fees that were not taken up in public hearings
Contenders can buy the bid documents for P1 million per set and need to cash out some P700 million worth of participation security
Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi says power providers and distributors are assessing the damage from Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut)
MMDA says the annual earthquake drill, dubbed online as the #MMShakeDrill, will push through on the third week of June, rain or shine
(UPDATED) But PT&T and Now Telecom say they are contesting the supposed outstanding fees, so these have 'no bearing' on their bids for the 3rd telco slot
The Department of Information and Communications Technology says the surrendered 3G frequency is now available for a new major telecommunications player
The government is no longer requiring interested bidders to have a minimum net worth of P10 billion. Instead, it plans to award the 3rd telco slot to the participant with the 'highest committed level of service.'
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The Department of Information and Communications Technology and the National Telecommunications Commission come up with draft guidelines on the selection of a new major telco player
The PCC will have to address the competition issues confronting the 3rd telco player, while the NTC will have to ensure that the new entrant will meet the required regulatory and corporate issues before it could penetrate the market and go full blast in its operations
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.
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)
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.
(UPDATED) The new rule applies to prepaid load worth P300 and above starting January 6. Load worth less than P300 will only be covered by July 5.
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.
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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
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
Organizers of the festival have earlier requested the shutdown of cellular signals for a peaceful and orderly celebration of the Dinagyang Festival
Putting more teeth into the National Telecommunications Commission and amending foreign ownership rules are among the reforms being eyed
UPDATED With the reduced interconnection rates the NTC expects retail rates for voice calls to be lowered by about P1 per minute
Among the companies interested to bid are Dennis Uy s Converge ICT Solutions Incorporated and Mel Velarde s Now Telecom
Its board of directors approves additional capital expenditure of 300 million for network expansion
The measure seeks to protect consumers against deceptive unfair and unconscionable sales act and practices by telcos
While the President wants 911 emergency calls to be free the DILG says fees would be charged during the transition period to the new system
According to the network rollout plan Smart is rapidly expanding both the coverage and capacity of its LTE service
Lawyer Gamaliel Cordoba has held the position of National Telecommunications Commission chief since he was appointed by former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo in 2009
Existing operators and new entrants are drawn to the 700 MHz frequency band to unlock the growth potential in the Philippines relatively unsophisticated market