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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
The 3rd major telco player is here and it's now called Dito Telecommunity. What do you think of the new name?
The PDEA earlier said the song 'may mislead the innocent youth into thinking that the effects of illegal drug use to be harmless'
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
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
Budget Secretary Diokno announces that Vodafone wants to enter the Philippines 'in a big way,' though the company has yet to send an official expression of interest
Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi says power providers and distributors are assessing the damage from Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut)
If there will be further delays, President Duterte warns he'll invite interested parties to submit their position papers to him, and he will make his choice in 'about 30 minutes'
“Eyes on 2020: Turning Vision into Action” is about recognizing how critical the next two years are for the telecommunications industry
At least 7 foreign and 5 local companies are gunning to be the next major telco player
Internet has become important for civil society in Zambia, and activists worry the tax will curtail freedom of expression
The Department of Information and Communications Technology releases the draft guidelines ahead of the public hearing on its proposed selection process on August 23
More cell sites will be needed as 5G requires a denser network of towers to handle the traffic – a process called network densification
The Finnish company will assist T-Mobile build its new-generation nationwide wireless network, and provide its suite of 5G technology
President Duterte says that by lowering interconnection rates, incoming players can have access to existing networks at a much lower cost
Selecting the country's third telco player will be based on the quality of coverage, internet speed and investment, otherwise known as the highest committed level of service (HCLoS) model
MMDA says the annual earthquake drill, dubbed online as the #MMShakeDrill, will push through on the third week of June, rain or shine
Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III alleges that many of PLDT's service contractors are owned by its own executives
'Effective July 5, 2018, all Globe prepaid load, including those with denominations below P300, will carry a one-year expiration period,' Globe announces
The tests lay some of the groundwork for future 5G networks in the Philippines
A Senate measure proposes an outright ban on the government buying products and services from ZTE and another Chinese telecoms firm, Huawei
The news comes just two days after a US federal judge approved the deal, delivering a stinging rebuke to President Donald Trump's administration in its first major antitrust court case
The agreement will jumpstart the work to build Wi-Fi connections in 'public places, including parks, plazas, public libraries, schools, government offices, hospitals, train stations, airports, and seaports nationwide'
PLDT chief Manuel Pangilinan says his firm does not see the need to share any of its existing network elements, including cellular towers