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Filipinos Spent (and Wasted) the Most Time Online in 2018

Filipinos spent 10 hours a day online last year

A recent report shows the glaring reality of how much time Filipinos spend (and waste) online.In 2018, Filipinos spent an average of 10 hours a day online in 2018, making the country the home of the world’s top Internet users. That’s an ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez for Esquire Philippines  | February 05, 2019 06:00:00
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Soon, New Condo Owners Can Demand Instant Wi-Fi Installation Just by Scanning a QR Code

Ortigas & Co. executive explains how property developers are innovating while remaining cautious

Ortigas & Co. SVP and COO Thomas Mirasol (center) was one of the speakers in Lamudi's media roundtable last September 20“Innovation in real estate is more incremental rather than revolutionary… You can be very aggressive and try to be very revolutionary, but ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | September 24, 2018 09:00:00
News and Events

PLDT's Smart To Deploy 5G Mobile Tech in PH Next Year

The telco signs supply deal with telecoms network technology provider Ericsson

PLDT Inc., the Philippines’ largest telecommunications group, announced on August 10 that its wireless subsidiary, Smart Communications Inc., has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Swedish multinational telecoms networking technology provider Ericsson to roll out “the country’s first 5G pilot network” ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | August 13, 2018 03:00:00
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China Has Almost Thrice America's Online Users: Time to Meet the Internet Giants Challenging Google and Facebook

The 2018 China Internet Report lists the major Chinese online companies and their American rivals

China has 772 million Internet users, making it the world’s biggest online community with almost thrice the 292 million Internet users in the United States, according to the 2018 China Internet Report. The report was published by Hong Kong’s South China Morning ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | July 23, 2018 05:00:00
Run & Grow

6 Crazy Facts About the Internet, According to Mozilla

A new study looked at the state of our lives online and where the internet is headed

Many of us spend much of our work hours and downtime on the internet. But what do you really know about it?Researchers at Mozilla, the company that makes the open source web browser Firefox, has assembled its first ever Internet Health Report. The ...

by Nina Zipkin  | April 14, 2018 12:00:00
News and Events

Gov’t Toughens Rules to Ensure 3rd Telco Player Doesn’t Slack Off

Winning bidder required to put up performance bond and deposit 30% of planned investment each year

The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) released last Monday, February 19, a joint memorandum circular that outlines the draft rules and qualifications for the third telco, as well as the selection process that the government will undertake in choosing the ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | February 20, 2018 02:00:00
Business Ideas

If Ads Make Free TV Possible, Can It Turn Mobile Broadband Free, Too?

Singapore startup Yoyo Holdings’ PopSlide App rewards users with free mobile Internet access

In a report released by social media agency We Are Social this year, it said internet users in the Philippines stay in social media the longest with an average of 3.9 hours a day.This may come as no surprise as the Philippines ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | February 03, 2018 09:00:00
News and Events

Pinoys Spent the Longest Time on Social Media in the World in 2017, Says Report

We Are Social and Hootsuite's report gives an overview of the digital space in the Philippines and around the world

On average, a Filipino internet user spent three hours and 57 minutes per day on a social media platform in 2017. While that is slightly less than the 2016 average of four hours and 17 minutes, it is still the highest average ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | January 31, 2018 06:00:00
News and Events

The Internet Sucks Up a Full Day of Our Time Each Week

That's a big contrast from 17 years ago when Americans on average spent only 9.4 hours online each week

This story originally appeared on PCMagThe internet is proving to be very good at least one thing: dominating your free time. A new study finds that Americans on average spend 24 hours each week online.The number will probably surprise no one, but it represents a ...

by Michael Kan  | January 28, 2018 06:00:00
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Will China Telecom Be PH's 3rd Telco Player? Here’s What You to Need to Know About the Chinese State-Owned Company

It still needs to find a local partner and acquire a franchise from Congress

Less than a month after Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque Jr. announced that President Rodrigo R. Duterte had offered China to be the third telecommunications provider in the Philippines, Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar revealed that the Chinese government had selected China Telecom ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | December 11, 2017 06:00:00
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Gov’t Partners with Facebook to Double Broadband Capacity and Boost Internet Speeds to 100Mbps

Two cable landing stations linked to Facebook’s international submarine cable to be built by 2019

In a speech at De La Salle University last Oct. 25, Chinese billionaire and Alibaba Founder Jack Ma shared his thoughts on the state of connectivity in the Philippines. “I tried to test the speed of Philippine internet. It's no good,” he ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | November 16, 2017 01:00:00
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What PLDT Chairman Manuel V. Pangilinan Said About Slow Internet and Digital Economy at the ASEAN Business Summit

The "most-criticized" head of PH's largest telco shares his thoughts on fostering digital enterprises

When the moderator of the ASEAN Business and Investment Summit panel discussion on digital entrepreneurship on November 14, 2017 asked Manuel V. Pangilinan to summarize his thoughts on the topic as the most senior member of the panel, the PLDT chairman replied, ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | November 16, 2017 10:00:00
News and Events

Is Change Really Coming? 100 Mbps Internet Available to 90% of PH by Next Year, Vows PLDT

That’s almost 20 times faster than the average internet speed of 5.5 Mbps in early 2017

Kris Aquino was announced as PLDT's brand-new endorserPLDT Inc. is boosting investments in its fixed and wireless networks to improve existing capabilities and provide consumers with an upgraded data experience, the company said during a press event on Wednesday, October 25.The announcement ...

by Paul John Caña  | October 26, 2017 05:00:00