Trolling PLDT, Globe, Smart and Sun!
Troll: Looks like our dear telcos are starting to get better – both Smart and Globe passed the last NTC benchmarking test which prove both service reliability and consistency! Hurray for the telcos! … Smart and Globe have passed the NTC’s benchmarking tests for Q1 of 2013 – with Smart having an itsy-bitsy lead over [...]
The Troll would like to believe that it knows a fairly good amount of info on the local telco industry, enough to arrive at an informed position. Then comes along an article that completely blows its mind: Mary Ann Reyes wrote a piece for the Philippine Star that tackles the NTC’s import fees for Bluetooth [...]
Multi-Media Telephony Incorporated (MTI) just lost the opportunity to bid-fight versus the big players. The Court of Appeals has denied MTI’s motion for reconsideration on a decision that junks its petition to void the NTC’s bidding activity for 3G frequency, or more specifically, to nullify the NTC’s “20 Point” threshold in determining qualified parties who [...]
This Lenten season, has the NTC forsaken the very same people it aims to serve, us subscribers? The NTC, to this day, is still trying to determine how much it really costs the telcos to maintain load in their systems (referred to as “carrying cost”). Edgardo Cabarios, NTC director for Common Carrier and Authorization Department, [...]
Troll: “Repeaters” are the perennial culprits for dropped calls and garbled/choppy connections. Since these devices are not calibrated based on the master set up of the telcos, they have the tendency to step or squash adjacent, legitimate signals; they can really cause spot problems in areas where they are deployed. Kudos to Globe and the [...]
Troll: This is great news, but the rate and speed in which PLDT and Globe are interconnecting is still abysmally slow. … According to the NTC, PLDT and Globe are scheduled to complete local interconnection in four areas this year which will heavily benefit both businesses and households. As per the regulator, interconnection will finally [...]
Troll: It is really not hard to understand why Sun got the least NTC complaints – it’s all a matter of statistics: Between Globe and Smart, Sun has a much much smaller subscriber base. This by any yardstick, should be the reason why Sun got less complaints, and this cannot possibly mean that Sun has [...]