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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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PLDT Vows ”?"Fiber-Speed” of 50-100 Mbps for Half of DSL Customers by End-2018

Plans record Php58 billion in capital expenditures as government attracts third telco player

The PLDT Group is committing a record Php58-billion capital spending budget for 2018, as it strengthens its fixed-line and wireless services, PLDT Inc. Chairman Manuel V. Pangilinan said in a press conference on Tuesday, March 8.“It’s gone up to Php58 billion because ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | March 12, 2018 10:00:00
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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
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Which PH Tycoons Are Partnering with Their Potential Disruptors?

PwC’s 2017 Philippine Startup Survey says big businesses are tying up with innovative startups

Among the many roles worn by a startup is that of a disruptor. Many startups describe their technology, products and/or services as disruptive of incumbent industry players. They are changing the game by offering an innovative solution that is more efficient than ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | October 20, 2017 01:00:00
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TV5 Rebrands as ESPN 5 in Move To Compete Vs ABS-CBN and GMA

The MVP-owned station will broadcast free-to-air PBA, FIBA, UFC and even NFL games

The country’s third largest broadcast network, TV5 Network Inc., has signed a long-term partnership with global sports cable company ESPN, signaling its media focus to sports content, both parties announced on Thursday, October 12.“Our belief has always been the Filipino deserves the ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | October 12, 2017 04:00:00
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Take a Peek Inside Manny Pangilinan's Hong Kong Apartment

MVP's 357sqm apartment features lucky colors, prized works of art, and opulent furniture

Have you ever wondered how business tycoons relax and take a break? For a man as busy as Manny Pangilinan or MVP as many call him, a well-furnished apartment on the slopes of The Peak in Hong Kong serves as a welcome ...

by Cielo Anne Calzado for RealLiving.com.ph  | October 12, 2017 12:00:00
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PayMaya Reaches Out to Millennials, Eyes ASEAN Expansion to Scale Up

PLDT’s mobile money unit launches marketing campaign aimed at Filipinos aged 15 to 32

PayMaya's latest campaign is aimed at millennials, introducing new brand ambassadors from the generation. From left: Alyssa Valdez, Jappy Agoncillo, Ava Te-Zabat, Louis Faure and Wiji LacsamanaPayMaya Philippines, which runs the country’s first and largest mobile money and payments service, has launched ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | May 03, 2017 03:00:00
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(Video) MVP Waxes Poetic on PLDT’s 2017 Prospects

Watch Manuel V. Pangilinan recite lines from a famous Robert Frost poem

 In a press briefing last March 7, PLDT chairman Manuel V. Pangilinan said that while the company’s earnings still declined last year, the story will be different in 2017. The company projected that its recurring core income will see an increase of ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido and Sam Navalta  | March 09, 2017 06:00:00
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3 Ways MVP is Planning to Turn PLDT's Fortunes Around

After years of declining net income, the telco expects things to be better in 2017

PLDT Inc. recently reported that its consolidated service revenue, net of interconnection costs, hit only Php147.6 billion for 2016, decreasing by three percent from the year before. That marked the second year in a row that the company experienced a decline in ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | March 09, 2017 10:00:00
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MVP Vows to Bring PLDT Back to Path of Profit Growth This Year

CEO projects recurring core income to rise 6% for the first time in three years in 2017

PLDT Inc. reported today that consolidated core income fell 21 percent to Php27.9 billion in 2016 compared to the previous year on the back of falling revenue from wireless voice and SMS. The Philippines' biggest telecommunications company said consolidated service revenue eased ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | March 07, 2017 02:00:00
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Power Plant, Poultry Farm and Coco Mill: Christmas Comes Early to Sulu

In front of President Rodrigo Duterte, Filipino business tycoons promise to invest more in the country's second poorest province

President Rodrigo Duterte poses with some of the country's biggest tycoons after the Negosyo Para sa Kapayapaan sa Sulu: Christmas Town Hall at the Malacañan Palace on December 19, MondayLess than a week before Christmas day, Filipino tycoons played Santa Claus to ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | December 21, 2016 01:00:00
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(Infographic) The rise of MVP Bossing Edgar ”?"Injap” Sia

The Mang Inasal founder plans to reap more success with his chain of CityMalls

Edgar “Injap” Sia II was declared as one of the “MVP Bossings” in PLDT’s MVP Bossing Awards. The Iloilo-born dollar billionaire was recognized for his work as chairman and CEO of mall developer DoubleDragon Properties. He was also cited for turning Mang ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | December 05, 2016 01:00:00
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(Infographic) Why Jollibee Foods' Tony Tan Caktiong is an MVP Bossing

A quick look into the financial performance of the country's largest restaurant chain

Fast-food tycoon Tony Tan Caktiong is the seventh Grand MVP Bossing, the highest distinction in PLDT’s annual awards for outstanding entrepreneurs and business owners. The Jollibee Foods chairman was recognized for his inspiring entrepreneurial journey as well as the company’s brand awareness, ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | November 30, 2016 01:00:00
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