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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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Rates on Calls and Texts to Other Networks to Drop 67%-80% by August

National Telecommunications Commission set to publish order that takes effect 15 days after

The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) is publishing an order instructing telecommunication companies to lower interconnection rates on calls and texts on Friday, July 20. The order takes effect 15 days after, or in early August. The order is seen to benefit the ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | July 19, 2018 05:00:00
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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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PH Taxi-Hailing Startup Helps China’s Huawei Tap New Markets for Tablet PCs

The Chinese giant will develop similar products based on experience customizing the device for Micab

(L-R) Micab Co-founder and CEO Eddie Ybanez, Huawei Tablet & PC Global GTM Director Andy Zhao, Huawei Tablet General Manager Gavin Mingang Yi and Huawei Device Marketing and Service Account Manager Henry Hsiao pose in front of a Micab taxi after announcing ...

by Roel Landingin  | June 20, 2018 09:00:00
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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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Kris Aquino Namedrops Products in Her Recent Rants: Is This Good or Bad for the Brands?

A public relations expert weighs in on how the surprise mentions will impact brands

Kris Aquino is a celebrity endorser who has established a unique position as an influencer in both traditional and digital media. These past few days, she has shown once more she is truly the “Queen of All Media.”It began on April 19 ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | April 23, 2018 08:00:00
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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
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GCash, PayMaya Move Closer to Emulating Jack Ma's Cashless Payment System for PH

The two leading mobile wallets launched scan-to-pay features to ease payments for brick-and-mortar retailers

The country’s two leading telco-powered mobile wallets, Smart Communications’ PayMaya and Globe Telecom’s GCash, rolled out a new “scan to pay” feature that allows users to scan quick response (QR) codes with their smartphones in order to pay for products and services ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | October 25, 2017 03:00:00
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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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Globe vs Smart: Who Offers Faster and More Reliable Mobile Internet?

The results are based on over 500 million measurements from 29,000 smartphone users

In the battle to offer better mobile internet service in the Philippines, the duopoly of Globe Telecom and Smart Communications seem to be just even. While Smart has faster LTE (4G) speed, Globe's LTE connections are more readily available, according to tests ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | March 15, 2017 04:00:00
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(Infographic) The EDSA Revolution and Big Business

The end of authoritarian rule also spurred the formation of many of today's biggest companies

  Marking its 31st anniversary this week, the EDSA People Power Revolution didn't just restore political and economic freedoms that were suppressed under the late President Ferdinand Marcos' authoritarian rule. It also fostered the rise of big businesses, which moved into major sectors ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | February 24, 2017 11:00:00
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Kick start your day, July 12: Smart to spend P1B for WiFi hotspot upgrades

Better connectivity while at airports or terminals? And Splash Corporation delists from the local bourse.

Expect faster internet connection in major terminals across the country, as Smart Communications upgrades its WiFi services."Over the past months, we have aggressively broadened the Smart WiFi footprint through our key partnerships with government institutions and business establishments, consequently improving internet access ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | July 12, 2016 08:00:00
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Why PLDT, Smart changed their logos

More than a rebirth, the new logos also symbolize the telco brands' pivot to digital.

PLDT and Smart unveiled their new, complementary logos on Monday, June 13 in an event they called “A New Day” which signifies a rebirth for both brands.The new logo replaces the iconic 33-year old logo of PLDT. The three sides of the ...

by Nicai de Guzman  | June 14, 2016 01:00:00
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