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Mobile Payments Duel Between WeChat and Alipay Coming to PH

The two Chinese firms now hold stakes in the country's largest mobile payment platforms

Listed telecommunications firm PLDT Inc. has announced that its digital technology arm, Voyager Innovations, will be taking in investments worth up to $175 million (Php9.5 billion) from a group of investors led by Chinese tech giant Tencent Holdings and global private equity ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | October 05, 2018 04:00:00
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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
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An Investment Placement for Only Php50? GCash Rolls Out Latest E-Money Innovation

Globe's mobile wallet grants small savers access to a money market fund

Mobile wallet GCash launched the beta version of a micro-investment marketplace on Tuesday, September 4, allowing users to place money in a unit investment trust fund (UITF) product for a minimum of Php50. GCash is part of the Ayala group’s Globe Telecom ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | September 05, 2018 01:00:00
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Globe Bundles Amazon Prime Video With Subscription Plans to Sustain Digital Growth

Video streaming service available free for six months to new customers

Globe Telecom has bundled Amazon Prime Video (APV), the internet giant’s video streaming service, with the telco’s subscription plans as part of its efforts to boost revenues from data and other digital business segments.On August 30, Globe Telecom announced its partnership with ...

by Paul John Caña  | September 04, 2018 04:00:00
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Globe vs. Smart: Who's Faster in Mobile Internet?

The latest OpenSignal report reveals various statistics on the state of mobile networks in the Philippines

Once again, Smart Communications outsped Globe Telecom in terms of mobile internet speed, according to mobile operator analyst OpenSignal.In its report titled “Mobile Networks Update: Philippines (August 2018)," OpenSignal revealed that Smart recorded an overall average download speed of 7.46 Mbps between ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | August 31, 2018 12:00:00
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How Much Were Top Executives of Globe and PLDT Paid in 2017?

Are high bonuses related to companies' rising earnings?

The highest-paid executives of the two leading telecommunications firms in the country, PLDT Inc. and Globe Telecom, earned tens of millions in 2017.Both companies listed five executives they consider as the highest-paid, which include each firm’s CEOs, presidents and other key officials. ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | August 30, 2018 11:00:00
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All Globe, Smart Prepaid Loads Now Valid For One Year

The country's two biggest telecoms networks are now fully compliant with DICT, NTC and DTI order

 Prepaid subscribers of the country’s two major telecoms networks may now use their load credits up to one year after purchase, the companies announced in separate statements released on Thursday, July 5.“Effectively July 5, 2018, all Globe prepaid load, including those with ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | July 05, 2018 02:00:00
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Will Price of High-Speed Internet Drop Sharply as Globe-PLDT Rivalry in Home Broadband Heats Up?

Globe eyes more affordable 5G packages as it moves to close PLDT’s wide lead in residential Internet

Globe CEO Ernest Cu announced plans to roll out fifth-generation (5G) wireless technology to boost the company's home broadband business by next yearFor years Globe Telecom and PLDT Inc. have been slugging it out to become the country’s leading telecommunications company.After Globe displaced ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | June 11, 2018 10:00:00
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Globe, Smart Ramp Up Internet Speeds as Gov’t Tarries in Choosing 3rd Telco Player

The two telcos expanded network and adopted technology to boost efficiency of cell sites

Ahead of the government’s efforts to select a third telco player, the country’s two telecom giants Globe Telecom and Smart Communications are reporting noticeable improvements in the quality of their mobile internet services, according to wireless telecom analyst OpenSignal in a report ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | June 01, 2018 10:00:00
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Why McDonald’s "Wait Lang Po" Won YouTube Philippines’ Ad of the Year

And what other brands can learn from the big winners

McDonald's won the top award at the inaugural YouTube Philippines Ad Awards for their video Wait Lang PoThe inaugural YouTube Philippines Ads Awards recognized McDonald’s Father’s Day video Wait Lang Po as Ad of the Year. The video also won two top ...

by Nicai de Guzman  | May 30, 2018 11:00:00
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Globe, Smart Rush to Boost Mobile Internet Service Ahead of 3rd Telco Entry

Telecom duo’s performance in 4G availability and LTE speeds up from last year

The OpenSignal said that Smart is fast catching up with Globe’s services as it has continuously improved its LTE signal availability and speed scores in the past three reportsThe country’s two wireless telecom service providers, Globe Telecom and Smart Communications, posted better ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | March 16, 2018 11:00:00
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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
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Can Gov’t Take Frequencies From Globe and PLDT to Give These to the 3rd Telco Player?

Policy makers admit available spectrum is not enough to make new entrant competitive

Hopes for the entry of a new telecommunications player to compete with the duopoly of PLDT Inc. and Globe Telecom surged after President Rodrigo Duterte instructed regulators late last month to ensure that “the third telco player should be up and about ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | January 18, 2018 07:00:00
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