Trolling PLDT, Globe, Smart and Sun!
Ex prez Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has one more case to worry about, and it’s with the NTC for her allegedly alleged link in the radio frequency brouhaha of Altimax Broadcasting Inc. and Globe Innove Communications Inc. The thorn on GMA’s side is Lawyer Argee Guevarra. Argee Argues that Arroyo had received a bribe in favoring Altimax’s [...]
Smart has pointed an accusing finger at Globe and its partner in crime, Altimax; The telco leader claims that the dastardly duo have been dodging the salient points of its complaint and thus must now be penalized by the NTC! Ramon Isberto, Smart spokesperson: “Globe and Altimax caused the postponement of the October 4 and [...]
1. PLDT’s Manny V. Pangilinan (MVP) is now chairman of Digitel while Orlando B. Vea is President/Chief Executive Officer (replacing James Go, who was then given a seat at the PLDT board). Orlando is currently the chief wireless advisor of Smart. One man is now overseeing two telcos, making sure both will provide competitive services [...]
The NTC will likely auction the 3G frequencies that PLDT is willing to return (This is PLDT’s good will measure, in exchange of the green light to acquire Digitel/Sun Cellular; the company plans to sacrifice 10 megahertz of 3G frequency spectrum from a unit under Smart, Connectivity Unlimited Resource Enterprises). Gamaliel Cordoba, NTC Chief: “Most [...]
Smart is protesting the NTC’s turtle paced attitude on its complaint against Altimax and Globe Telecom’s subsidiary, Innove Communications. Smart has asked the NTC to issue a cease-and-desist order to stop Globe from using the frequencies assigned to Altimax. Altimax and Innove sought another postponement of the hearing on the matter, which has been rescheduled [...]
The NTC announced that, for the second time around, the hearing on Globe’s alleged illegal lease of frequencies from Altimax will be rescheduled at the request of the two “defendants”. No surprises here. Dennis R. Babaran, NTC legal department head: “The hearing has been scheduled for November. We still need to wait and consolidate responses.” [...]
PLDT has agreed to sacrifice some of its 3G frequencies as a goodwill measure for getting regulatory approval for its planned acquisition of Digitel. An observant gargoyle source claims that PLDT is willing to give up 10 megahertz of its 3G frequency (The PLDT group has a total of 25 Mhz of 3G frequencies; 15 [...]