Trolling PLDT, Globe, Smart and Sun!
PLDT’s plan to acquire Digital/Sun Cellular has hit another brick wall. President Benigno Aquino III (in a radio interview): “Our interest here is to ensure that there is no monopoly… We promised a level playing field.” PNoy added that the Philippines has about 85 million mobile phone users who could not be “tied” to one [...]
Smart has partnered with the Pagasa allowing people to get weather and crucial typhoon information through their mobile phones. Ramon Isberto, head of Smart Public Affairs: “Smart is giving its subscribers control in obtaining essential weather-related information. In a calamity-prone country like ours, this is the kind of information that can save lives… We made [...]
Verizon Wireless, AT&T and T-Mobile will raise a war chest of $100 million, to be invested in a JV that lets subscribers pay for goods using mobile phones. The investment, dubbed “Isis”, is seen as the future challenger to the mobile-payment system of Google launched last May. (Note that AT&T and T-Mobile plan to merge [...]
Seventy five cents. When I was young, you’d need seventy five cents, or to be more exact, three twenty five cent coins (the one with a butterfly on the tail side) to place a call using a public telephone. For the life of me, I can’t remember if this will buy you a minute, three [...]
If you build it, they will come. PLDT will start construction of a new segment of undersea high-speed Internet “highway” that will improve connection speeds for its broadband users. This after the NTC, in its en banc meeting last week, approved of PLDT’s participation in the Asia Submarine-Cable Express network. NTC: “International submarine cables provide [...]
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Globe has a new treat to its enterprise customers: Cloud Computing! Globe Business has been offering a plethora (plethora!) of ICT solutions relevant to the needs SME’s as well as that of large enterprises. This suite of solutions comprises fixed, data and mobile services, including managed services. Last June, Globe announced its venture into a [...]