Telecoms news from Philippines
Philippines based PLDT says that it continues to be upbeat about growing its prepaid mobile subscriber base, citing market segmentation as the key growth driver. ...more.
Philippines based mobile network, Globe has announced that profits for the first three months of this year fell by three-quarters compared to a year ago. ...more.
Philippines based Globe Telecom has announced that all of the company's cell sites nationwide have been replaced with the new equipment. ...more.
Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) is reported to be looking at doubling the size of its research and development (R&D) facility in the Philippines. ...more.
Fitch said that the ratings reflect PLDT's dominant market shares with well over 60% in the wireless, fixed-line, and broadband segments at end-2012. ...more.
Philippines based mobile network, Smart Communications says that it has begun testing a different version of its existing LTE network -- TDD-LTE -- in cooperation with Huawei. ...more.
The mobile advertising agency, Amobee has signed exclusive agreements with four Asian mobile networks, Globe, Optus and Telkomsel all part owned by Singapore Telecom, ...more.
The deployment of LTE service by Philippines based Smart Communications is progressing at a much quicker pace compared to when it first rolled out 3G services in 2006 a company official said. ...more.
The telecoms charity, Telecoms Sans Frontieres is deploying emergency communications services in areas of the Philippines hit by Typhoon Pablo. ...more.
Philippines based Globe Telecom has acquired just under 92% of the outstanding debt owed by smaller mobile network, Bayan Telecommunications. ...more.
Fitch said that the ratings reflect Globe's stable credit metrics as the number-two telecom operator in the Philippines with over 30% market shares in wireless and broadband. ...more.
The Philippines telecoms regulator has ordered the three mobile networks to comply with its previous order lowering the SMS interconnection rates from P0.35 to P0.15 per message. ...more.
The Philippines Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has announced plans to give local firms upt o five years to comply with rules limiting foreign shareholders to 40% of the company. ...more.
The ratings reflect PLDT's market leadership that has been reinforced by the acquisition of 99.5% of Digital Telecommunications Philippines at end-Q312. ...more.
Philippine regulators have approved plans by two of the country's mobile networks to share some of their radio spectrum in order to reduce network congestion. ...more.
The Philippines mobile network operators may be barred from signing up any new customers if they do not improve their network quality of service, the regulator has warned. ...more.
Philippines based telco, Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. (PLDT) plans to expand its overseas MVNO capabilities as it seeks to serve ex-pat workers. ...more.
Philippines based mobile network, Smart Communications says that it has cut its network's power consumption by 20 percent as a result of its multi-billion peso mobile network upgrade. ...more.
Philippines based mobile network, Smart Communications has announced that it will launch commercial LTE services at the end of this week (25th August 25). ...more.
Philippines based PLDT has handed back the 3G license held by its subsidiary company, Connectivity Unlimited Resource Enterprises (CURE). ...more.