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Meet the Contenders for the 3rd Telco Player in PH

If everything works out fine, one of them will be named provisional winner by November 7

On November 7, the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) will provisionally name the third major telecommunications player that is set to compete against the industry’s two giants, Globe Telecom and PLDT.It is a moment that was 11 months in the ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | November 06, 2018 09:00:00
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Gov't Moves Closer to Selecting 3rd Telco Player as DICT Finally Publishes Guidelines

Next step: public consultations in the first week of July

The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) and the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) have issued stricter financial and operational guidelines for the country’s third major telco player.On Wednesday, June 27, the DICT published the latest draft of the terms of reference ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | June 26, 2018 08:00:00
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Will Moves to Lift Foreign Restrictions Add to Delays in the Selection of 3rd Telco Player?

The DICT is eyeing end-August but also wants to liberalize telecoms to attract more foreign contenders

Already running late—well past President Rodrigo Duterte’s initial March deadline—the selection of a third telco player is now being pushed back to end-August or early September, according to the latest timetable of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT).Nonetheless, the agency ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | May 04, 2018 03:00:00
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Who are the PH Companies Eyeing to Launch the Country’s Third Telco Player?

Get to know the names frequently mentioned in news reports as would-be challengers of the telecom duopoly

Until late last year, a third telecommunications company player to compete with the so-called duopoly of PLDT and Globe Telecom seemed like wishful thinking, even if President Rodrigo Duterte set a March 2018 deadline for the new telco to be up and ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | March 05, 2018 09:00:00