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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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Globe’s Ernest Cu Among World’s Most Powerful Telco Leaders

He's the only Filipino in this year’s GTB Power100

Ernest Cu, the president and CEO of listed telecommunications firm Globe Telecom, has been recognized as one of the world’s most powerful people in the telco industry this year, according to London-based media outlet Global Telecoms Business (GTB).Called the Power100, Cu is ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | September 29, 2017 04:00:00
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Globe Unit’s Goal is to be an ‘Advertising Powerhouse’

AdSpark will be the exclusive reseller of the Wootag and Tracx platforms in PH

Digital advertising company AdSpark has established partnerships with video analytics firm Wootag and social intelligence platform Tracx, the company announced in a press conference on June 22.AdSpark, a subsidiary of telecommunications firm Globe Telecom, provides mobile and other digital marketing solutions to ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | June 23, 2017 02:00:00
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4G Speed in PH Improves but Still Least Available in ASEAN

OpenSignal report tracks average speed and availability of LTE in 75 countries

The Philippines’ 4G mobile broadband connection speed averaged 8.59 Mbps in the first quarter of 2017, rising from 7.27 Mbps in the third quarter of 2016, according to mobile operator analyst OpenSignal.In its newest The State of LTE report, OpenSignal measured over ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | June 09, 2017 01:00:00
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(Watch) How Will Globe’s $750-M Capex Boost Mobile Internet?

The Ayala-owned telco is planning to build 4,500 LTE cell sites in the next three years

Almost a year after Globe Telecom acquired about half of San Miguel Corp.’s 700-megahertz (MHz) frequency band, the telecommunication giant has been aggressive in building new infrastructure, taking advantage of its new spectrum.The Ayala group-owned telco is set to build 4,500 LTE ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | April 19, 2017 05:00:00
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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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(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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Why Globe is going Iconic

One of Globe’s transformation masterminds, Joe Carilo, discusses the company’s industry-shifting evolution

For nearly half a decade, local telecommunications giant, Globe Telecom Inc., has managed to buff its sales of phones along with their attendant frills—and it did so by taking great strides to sell something else.Nowadays, “[we] don’t just sell you phones,” said ...

by Angelo Cantera  | August 17, 2016 07:00:00
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PH earns highest digital experience score in ASEAN

Report reveals how digital customer service is now a priority for brands

With almost half of the Filipino population already online, digital customer service has become one of the most important factors in becoming a brand industry leader today. As much as 76 percent of consumers will remain loyal to a brand that provides ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | July 26, 2016 05:00:00