DICT hikes tower firm partners to 5

MANILA — The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) will officially expand its common tower provider partners to five as it is set to sign with three foreign companies this…

PH can accommodate 4 new telcos: solon

MANILA — A party-list lawmaker said Wednesday two to four new telecommunications (telco) service providers can fit into the Philippine market to break the current duopoly in the country. AANGAT TAYO…

3rd telco’s entry to boost implementation of work-from-home bill

MANILA — Senator Joel Villanueva said Wednesday the entry of a third telecommunications service provider could boost the implementation of the proposed Telecommuting Act or the Work-From-Home Act. Telecommuting is the…

Telco services being restored in areas affected by ‘Ompong’

MANILA — Communications services are being restored in areas that were affected by Typhoon Ompong amid repairs on the network facilities of telecommunications firms. Globe Telecom said all its cell sites…

Globe system upgrade may affect promos on Aug. 16-17

MANILA — Telco firm Globe Telecom advises its subscribers that it will be conducting upgrades on its system from 8 pm of August 16 to 6 am of August 17 which…

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Best service to be basis for 3rd telco pick: DICT

MANILA — An oversight panel in charge of choosing a new telco player has selected the guidelines for use in picking a bidder, based on its capability to deliver the…

PLDT surrenders frequency for 3rd telco player

MANILA — PLDT Inc. has formally surrendered one of its frequencies at no cost to the government, which could be allocated to a new major player in the local telecommunications…

NTC summons Globe over ‘vanishing load’

MANILA — The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) has summoned Globe Telecom and its mobile content provider over the issue on the disappearing prepaid load or “nakaw (stolen) load.” The NTC ordered…

India ‘interested’ to enter PH telco industry: Duterte

MANILA — President Rodrigo R. Duterte said Tuesday night that India is “interested” to be a new major player in the Philippine telecommunications industry. “India is also interested to enter into…

DICT Secretary: PHL open to more telco players

MANILA — An open competition in the local telecommunications industry would help ensure better service, greater coverage and affordable pricing. Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) Secretary Rodolfo Salalima…