Telecommunications

Former DICT official blasts ‘anomalous’ free WiFi deals

Published by rudy Date posted on May 31, 2021

by Ranier Allan Ronda (The Philippine Star), 31 May 2021 MANILA, Philippines — Former Department of Information and Communications Technology acting secretary Eliseo Rio Jr. lambasted the DICT’s alleged anomalous and overpriced deals with the VSAT (very small aperture terminal) internet connectivity for the Free Wifi in Public Places program, which the agency had sought…

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PLDT, Smart deploy first carbon fiber towers in Philippines

Published by rudy Date posted on May 30, 2021

by Richmond Mercurio (The Philippine Star), 30 May 2021 MANILA, Philippines — Telco giant PLDT Inc. and its wireless arm Smart Communications Inc. are deploying the country’s first carbon fiber cell site towers on urban rooftops to boost their network rollout.

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‘Outdated telco laws need to be integrated’

Published by rudy Date posted on May 28, 2021

by Richmond Mercurio (The Philippine Star), 28 May 2021 Globe cites possible conflict with Open Access bill MANILA, Philippines — Globe Telecom Inc. is calling for the integration of all existing telco laws into one comprehensive law to avoid conflicting provisions that may result from the passage of the Open Access in Data Transmission Bill.

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Dito sees profitability in 5 years

Published by rudy Date posted on March 12, 2021

by Richmond Mercurio (The Philippine Star), 12 Mar 2021 MANILA, Philippines — New telco player Dito Telecommunity expects to be profitable in five years as it seeks to capture a significant share of the market by then.

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Legacy phones unsupported as Dito’s high tech bites back

Published by rudy Date posted on March 10, 2021

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SWS May 4-10, 2020 Covid-19 Mobile Phone Survey – Report No. 10: 5.4% (est. 4.1 million) of working-age Filipinos got stranded by quarantines

Published by rudy Date posted on June 13, 2020

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Telco underscores need for education and legislation to curb ‘massive’ piracy

Published by rudy Date posted on September 20, 2019

By Lorenz S. Marasigan, Business Mirror, 20 Sep 2019 Globe Telecom Inc. underscored the need for intensified efforts on education and legislation to help curb piracy in the Philippines, as illegal consumption of content has already massively migrated to the digital arena.

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DICT finalizing common telco tower policy

Published by rudy Date posted on March 4, 2019

by Philippine Daily Inquirer, Mar 4, 2019 The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) is in the final stages of preparing the common tower policy for eventual affirmation and signing.

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PH telecoms not only the lousiest, but also the most expensive

Published by rudy Date posted on November 6, 2017

BY RIGOBERTO D. TIGLAO, Manila Times, Nov 6, 2017 Third of a 7-part series TELECOM services in our country are not only the lousiest in Southeast Asia, but also the most expensive. This is according to the latest data from the authoritative International Telecommunications Union, a United Nations specialized agency.

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Customers complain against unfair telcos

Published by rudy Date posted on April 16, 2013

PEP TALK: The main function of the Commission on Elections is to manage Philippine polls so they will be fair, clean and orderly.

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Revise telcos’ unfair pretermination rule

Published by rudy Date posted on April 14, 2013

UNFAIR TELCOS: The National Telecommunications Commission should stop cellphone companies from holding hostage their contracted users by making them pay a flat pretermination penalty when they opt out before their two-year term is over.

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Telecoms consolidation in Phl inevitable – research firm

Published by rudy Date posted on September 26, 2011

MANILA, Philippines – Consolidation in the Philippine telecommunications industry is inevitable, with more companies likely to be absorbed, especially since the local market size can only support no more than three major carriers, Canada-based ICT research firm XMG Global said.

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Inefficient

Published by rudy Date posted on May 31, 2011

The other thing the President talked about upon his voluntary repatriation was the PLDT-Digitel merger. Well, to be fair, he did not really talk about it. He simply said he is in receipt of a voluminous report (about half an inch thick) from groups opposed to the merger.

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Telcos will continue growth next year but with lesser yields

Published by rudy Date posted on October 12, 2010

THE lucrative telecommunications industry will continue to experience a rise in traffic volume in 2011, although yields will decline, as network operators offer bucket pricing and unlimited pricing schemes, the president of the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. (PLDT) said last week.

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2009: Worst year for telcos

Published by rudy Date posted on September 22, 2010

Global telecoms revenue will bounce back this year, thanks to a strong rally in the mobile sector, telecoms analyst Ovum said. New figures released by Ovum’s Global Telecoms Analyzer showed that telecoms service provider revenues only grew by 2.2% year-on-year in 2009.

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YEARENDER: Telecoms still a sunrise industry despite challenges

Published by rudy Date posted on January 1, 2010

MANILA, Philippines – The year 2009 did not come easy for the telecommunications industry, which had to grapple with sweeping reforms instituted by the government that would change the landscape for better or for worse.

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Enrile, Roxas call for compliance on new charging scheme

Published by rudy Date posted on December 10, 2009

MANILA, Philippines – Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile and Sen. Manuel Roxas II asked major cellular phone companies yesterday to comply with the “per pulse” billing system required by the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC).

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Telcos upbeat about mobile phone banking

Published by rudy Date posted on August 18, 2009

Telecommunication companies, or telcos, are upbeat about the outlook for the mobile-banking business amid the global financial crisis, executives told The Manila Times.

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Solon seeks telco ‘fees’ on health, education

Published by rudy Date posted on August 18, 2009

Proposed bill supports current voice, SMS rates MANILA, Philippines – Manila Representative Congresswoman Maria Theresa Bonoan-David has filed a bill seeking to mandate telecommunications firms to allot a portion of their revenues for health and education programs for children.

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Local telcos face problems due to ‘multiple cable cuts’

Published by rudy Date posted on August 14, 2009

MANILA, Philippines – The two international cable systems which carry international broadband and telecommunications connectivity for the country’s two leading telco providers — Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. (PLDT) and Globe Telecom — have suffered from “multiple cable cuts,” the cause of which is still unknown.

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World Bank cites RP as model

Published by rudy Date posted on July 28, 2009

A World Bank study has cited the Philippines as a model for mobile banking, which give the poor a tool to access bank services.

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Telecommunications industry beats global crisis

Published by rudy Date posted on July 28, 2009

MANILA, Philippines – No less than the Philippine Constitution recognizes the vital role that information and communications play in nation building.

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Content providers face heavy penalties

Published by rudy Date posted on June 22, 2009

Content providers found to be the cause of vanishing cell phone loads or credits would be heavily penalized by the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC), an official of the regulator said over the weekend.

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RP mobile penetration rate seen to reach 147%

Published by rudy Date posted on June 21, 2009

Mobile phone penetration rate in the Philippines will hit 147 percent over the next five years, according to a report by research firm Business Monitor International.

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The case of the mysteriously vanishing load

Published by rudy Date posted on June 16, 2009

TODAY is the first hearing of Senate committees on Trade and Industry and Public Services on the issue of pre-paid loads of cellular phones that always seem to vanish.

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Consumer complaints vs.telcos jump year on year

Published by rudy Date posted on May 19, 2009

CONSUMER complaints against telecom companies last year jumped from a year ago, according to the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC).

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Telecom firms scale down expansion

Published by rudy Date posted on May 7, 2009

AMID modest growth in the first quarter this year, Philippine telecom companies are scaling down their expansion plans, with the country’s leading industry player shelving a venture in Japan and India and the second-ranked operator trimming capital expenditures for the near term.

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Telecom industry registers growth

Published by rudy Date posted on May 6, 2009

But bottom lines diverge on one-off items   THE Philippines’ telecom sector registered modest growth in the first quarter this year despite the tough economic environment, but the country’s leading player saw its profit fall as foreign exchange losses pulled down its performance.

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RP will be Telecentre.org’s new HQ

Published by rudy Date posted on May 4, 2009

MANILA, Philippines–The Philippines is set to become the next headquarters for Telecentre.org, a five-year international social investment program that assists in the establishment of multimedia telecommunications centers in developing countries.

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Global mobile phone sales slide 15.8% in 1st quarter

Published by rudy Date posted on May 3, 2009

MANILA, Philippines – The worldwide mobile phone market started 2009 with an expected sequential downturn, exacerbated by the challenges of the worldwide recession.

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