Trolling PLDT, Globe, Smart and Sun!
That’s right, according to research firm Gartner, 1.75B phones were sold last year – leading the charge are smartphones, Q4 of 2012 alone saw record smartphone sales of 207.7M handsets which is up 38.3% versus the same period in 2011. But then what’s this? The 1.7B rate of 2012 actually represents a 1.7% decline versus [...]
According to market research firm Wireless Intelligence, the current set up of Globe versus PLDT may soon be a thing of the past. The research firm focused on the current set up, covering the purchase of Digitel by PLDT which effectively eliminated the UNLI price war. This supposedly allowed the telcos to concentrate more on [...]
Eric Xu, Vice Chair and CEO of Huawei met with Manuel V. Pangilinan, PLDT and Smart Chairman. The two head honchos discussed the progress of the ongoing modernization of Smart which is entering its final phases and will be completed at around June 2012! Note that Huawei is joined by Nokia Siemens Network and Ericsson [...]
Telco veteran Next Mobile Inc. is planning to make a comeback! The question is: will it succeed? Mother company Information Capital Technology Ventures Inc. (ICTV) said it will be spending USD12M for the expansion of its subsidiary Next Mobile (formerly Nextel Communications). Next Mobile Statement: “Huawei will supply and deliver the necessary telecommunications infrastructure and [...]
Globe is undertaking a massive USD790M mobile network modernization and IT transformation program, spread over the next two to three years. This investment spike will result in Globe’s total CapEx shooting from USD450M this year to USD800M in 2012 and back to USD500M in the coming years. To finance the pimped out spending, Globe will [...]
Zack Zhangxiang, Device Group head, Huawei Philippines: “With the Huawei MediaPad, we are demonstrating yet again that design, functionality and performance are within anyone’s reach. The seven-inch tablet remains the preferred size for portability, and Android Honeycomb 3.2 is dedicated to enhance the full potential of seven-inch tablets. Huawei is very pleased to be the [...]
SMART has built/upgraded more than 1,200 base stations as part of its deployment plan of high-speed mobile broadband services in the Philippines. The stations utilize High-Speed Packet Access Plus (HSPA+) technology, a next-gen system that delivers speeds of up to 42 megabits/second. As of mid-October, a total of 120 locations nationwide have HSPA+ coverage, including [...]