Trolling PLDT, Globe, Smart and Sun!
Here’s another opinion piece covering the heightened Telco War written by Cito Beltran in his CTALK column at the Philippine Star. The piece is mostly bland with boring facts but it still delivers a good read. But what’s chilling can be found in the last paragraph, where Cito asks Globe on whether it sees a [...]
Globe finally speaks out! Globe blamed its competition for the recent bad publicity that is flooding the media that specifically centers on its modernization program and the apparent adverse effect of the switchover to its core services. Ernest Cu, Globe President: “That congestion was always there… It was only heightened because of the communication plan [...]
Last August 20, a very interesting piece came out on the Manila Standard website, specifically on the column by Alvin Capino called Counterpoint. Alvin’s piece centered on the current advertising driven take down campaign of Smart against Globe and how it may have a negative impact on the former. Alvin goes on to quote a [...]
The first telco war ended with the fall of Digitel. PLDT was the victor and the spoils amounted to two things – one was tangible, the other was something the probably saved all the telcos from long term financial harm. 1. PLDT gained the subscriber base and the relatively new equipment of Sun cellular. Sun [...]
PLDT has effectively doubled its international bandwidth capacity after the completion of a USD400M Asia Submarine-Cable Express (ASE) optical fiber cable system project. Yup, that was a mouthful. PLDT invested USD55M on a 7,200 kilometer undersea cable network which can deliver speeds of up to 40Gigabit/second (Gbps), upgradeable to 100Gbps (with a minimum design capacity [...]
There seems to be no letup in the negative comments on Globe’s slow poke modernization program. The telco has announced that it is 30% complete – to which most bloggers/writers ascribed: “If you are 30% done, does it mean 70% of the time, Globe will fail?” WTF kind of logic are we using here? Since [...]
FLASH UPDATE! Smart LTE is available at Plan 3500 and will be unlimited up until October 25 (Hmmm, does this mean after October 25, a surfing limit will be imposed – this is practiced in the US where subscribers who breach a certain level are throttled. For example, if you reach a cap of 1gig [...]