Trolling PLDT, Globe, Smart and Sun!
According to the Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS), the PLDT-Digitel merger should not have been approved. Dr. Rafaelita Aldaba, PIDS Senior Research Fellow: She’s a Fellow! How Quant! :-) “Prior to the approved deal, PLDT was already enjoying a significant market share. Then all the more now that it has bought into Digitel. I [...]
AT&T and T-Mobile have jointly announced that they will retract their application to the FCC for their merger bid. This after clear and unsupportive statements came out from the FCC chairman who, without ambiguity, communicated that he is strongly opposed to the merger. A recent report within the FCC claims that an AT&T and T-Mobile [...]
Marcelino Veloso III, TXTmate president: “The National Telecommunications Commission says in its PLDT-Digitel decision that no monopoly will result and that it has sufficient powers to meet any probable move of PLDT as a significant market power. With due respect, if the NTC was unable to effectively regulate PLDT before the deal, how can it [...]
The NTC has mandated the telcos to continue their UNLI services all through the holidays, specifically on Dec 23 to 26, 30 and 31 and on January 1 and 2 of next year. Telco’s have been known to suspend UNLI offers during these high traffic days of Christmas and New Year. In memorandum order no. [...]
Sun recently opened new flagship stores in Robinsons Place Manila and Ayala Center Cebu. Designed by the Dubai-based firm and renowned retail store designer, Zebra Projects FZE, the new stores are adorned with brightly-painted walls and state-of-the-art facilities. The store features dedicated areas for postpaid, prepaid, broadband and value-added services: a. The postpaid area houses [...]
PLDT has started construction, on its side, the multinational Asia Sub-Marine Cable Express (ASE), a new undersea fiber optic system that will improve Internet connection speeds in the APAC region. Marine construction work had started on the $300M ASE with a target completion date of Q3 2012. The new project is expected to more than [...]
Wi-Tribe formally announced that it would now start offering its 4G wireless Internet service to pre-paid users. The service is the first in the Philippines that gives pre-paid subscribers the ability to choose from “three speeds” for their connection in a single device. The options, what are the single day use options goddamn it! a. [...]