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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
News and Events

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
News and Events

What Is 5G? Everything You Need to Know

US networks will start to launch 5G networks this year. But what is it exactly?

5G is coming this year. Or maybe not. In the race to 5G, or fifth generation wireless, companies are starting to promise the impossible, which will result in a lot of confusion over the next few years.Because there isn't any official definition ...

by Sascha Segan  | May 03, 2017 08:00:00
Business Ideas

4 tips on raising funds for your startup

Borrowing money should be the last option, an entrepreneur says.

While most Filipinos dream of becoming an entrepreneur, these same Filipinos worry about raising capital for their dream business.Putting up a business requires capital. But where do aspiring entrepreneurs look for it? There are banks offering loans, then there\\\'s  the popular "5-6" ...

by Carlo P. Mallo  | November 06, 2012 04:00:00
Startup Tips

Mobile phone retail: From stores to kiosks

Kiosks are becoming the preferred option.

In early 2000, Roy Garcia established Mobile Networks in Davao City together with the wave of entrepreneurs who saw opportunity in the mobile phone market. Soon, Garcia expanded his business to other cities which includes Cagayan de Oro, Valencia in Bukidnon, Butuan ...

by Carlo P. Mallo  | November 11, 2011 06:00:00