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Syniverse estimates it would take about 18 months to set up the support mechanism for the Mobile Number Portability Law in the Philippines
Experts say Dito Telecommunity can allow China to mine data of Filipinos, and the Philippine military would be helping it by letting the telco build cell sites in its camps and bases
The China-backed telco’s equipment can indeed be used to spy on the military, says the Armed Forces of the Philippines’ own risk analysis of the ‘co-location’ deal
ISM also increases its authorized capital stock to P40 billion and acquires Dennis Uy's Udenna Communications Media and Entertainment Holdings
(UPDATED) The Sandiganbayan limits its forfeitures to telecom company shares illegally acquired, and dismisses government claims against other assets of Juan Ponce Enrile and the Marcoses
Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says they will 'think thrice, even 4 times,' after senators raised serious security concerns over Dito Telecommunity's plan to build cell sites within military properties
The military's co-location deals with Smart Communications, Globe Telecom, and Dito Telecommunity are prone to spying, experts say, but Dito's link to the Chinese government means the third telco poses a greater threat
Part 1: Rappler obtains copies of the military’s co-location agreements with Dito Telecommunity, Globe Telecom, and Smart Communications. Security analysts say the arrangements leave military communications open to intercepts.
Dennis Uy's Dito Telecommunity is gathering business partners to take on telco giants Globe and Smart, and attract their subscribers
The defense chief says he 'most probably will sign' the agreement between the military and Dito Telecommunity, but holds off while the Senate reviews its security implications
'LCS, despite conceding to Dito in the 3rd telco bid, is still very passionate...in improving the quality of telecommunication services,' says Chavit Singson
Opposition lawmakers want a chance to back out of a deal that might give the Chinese government '130 listening posts' all over the Philippines
The defense chief says he will look into the extent of China Telecom’s technological role in Dito Telecommunity after initially insisting it was a mere investor in the consortium
But unlike the military, DILG Secretary Eduardo Año holds off the deal with Dito Telecommunity (formerly Mislatel), citing concerns over ‘some provisions’ in the proposal
'You are dealing with a Chinese company, not the Chinese government,' General Benjamin Madrigal Jr says of the Chinese government-owned China Telecom
Under the agreement, the China-backed telco will pay for its use of the military's facilities – but in kind
'If this deal can fly stealthily under the nose of the man responsible for our nation's defense, then it raises anew the vulnerability of our borders from intruders,' says Senate President Pro-Tempore Ralph Recto
The deal allowing Dito Telecommunity to put up facilities in military camps may have followed the regular procedure, but it must pass the defense chief's scrutiny, says DND spokesperson Arsenio Andolong
The defense chief says he was unaware of the deal to let Dito Telecommunity (formerly Mislatel) build facilities in military camps, and will check it before giving his approval
The military says it has 'appropriate safeguards' in place, as it defends a deal allowing Mislatel to build facilities in military camps
A senator and a security expert say the deal exposes the Philippine military to Chinese spying at a time when other countries are shunning Chinese technology companies
The Mislatel consortium includes Chinese government-run China Telecom, raising concerns that its facilities may be used for espionage
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The awarding of the permit to Dennis Uy's Dito Telecommunity – formerly Mislatel – officially green-lights its operations as the Philippines' 3rd telco player
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Huawei's presence in Africa goes far beyond selling smartphones and building mobile networks – it provides training at top universities, and offers 'smart city' services
Huawei signs a deal with Russian telecoms company MTS to develop a 5G network in the country over the next year
Customers can soon ask telcos to unlock postpaid phones for free once the lock-in period is over
The 51% stake in Huawei Marine Networks will be bought by Hengtong Optic-Electric, an optical-cable manufacturer based in eastern China's Jiangsu province
The decision brings the Chinese telecoms giant's 8-year effort to crack the US market to an end
PLDT's core income grows by a decent 6% to P7.2 billion in the 1st quarter of 2019
Globe says the commercial pilot launch this June will be for home subscribers outside Metro Manila
The United States has been very vocal with its fears that the Chinese company may be an international security threat. Why the fear?
President Rodrigo Duterte also signs laws granting franchises to Malindang Broadcasting Network Corporation and MORE Electric and Power Corporation
Globe experiences a 'wrong-send'
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
Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto says there is 'mounting concern' that China may be using Huawei as a 'proxy' in intelligence operations
Citing China's foreign ministry of affairs, state broadcaster CCTV said Beijing is "closely following" the detention of Wang Weijing and has asked to arrange a consular visit "as soon as possible."
The 8-digit format ensures a sufficient resource pool to cater to the rapid growth of landline customers in major cities
The memorandum order provides telco subscribers with the option to switch among compatible service providers after initial lock-in period has been completed
Senate President Pro-Tempore Ralph Recto cites security risks in the 12,000-camera Safe Philippines Project of the DILG in partnership with a China Telecom affiliate and Huawei
US worries over the use of Chinese telecom equipment in countries with American military bases
Sear and PT&T can still appeal the decision of the National Telecommunications Commission, but with a price tag of P10 million per appeal
(UPDATED) Their group, called Mislatel Consortium, garners a total of 456.8 points out of 500 under the criteria
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