Trolling PLDT, Globe, Smart and Sun!
This is a bold move from a carrier who wants to cement its stranglehold over the telecoms industry: PLDT is committing as much as 65% of its P29B budget for capital expenditures towards growing and strengthening its broadband infrastructure (with 25% to be allocated to fiber expansion); seems like the public will not have a [...]
The International Data Corporation (IDC) declared that as of Q3 of this year, handsets using Android cornered 81% of the market with 211.6M units shipped worldwide which effectively establishes a 51.3% growth spurt! Meanwhile, in the land of Apple, handsets carrying iOS were recorded at 12.9% which represents a slip versus its 14.4% performance from [...]
Globe has declared that for Q3 2013, its core net income rose to P9.5B, a marked 9% increase versus the same period in 2012 which was recorded at P8.8B. This feat was accomplished amidst the hiccups that the telco experienced with its massive network modernization initiative and the hyper-competitive market that PLDT has fostered. (Gross [...]
According to IDC, and as expected, global smartphone shipments have again grown by as much as 39% by end of Q3 2013, but then they all can’t be winners: Apple’s share in the massive Chinese market* has continued to decline due largely to the rise of cheap android handsets – seems like Google’s beat-stick is [...]
PLDT is confident that it will reach its “profit guidance”* for this year through the country’s good Gross Domestic Product (GDP) performance from the last few quarters or so. Yup, as the country gets richer, so does the spending power of the consumers, a part of which will inevitably go to the coffers of the [...]
171 minutes according to the Nielsen Informate Mobile Insights Report; this is how much we spend daily on our smartphones. 171 minutes or close to three hours – this could very well be an indicative reason as to why the Philippines continues to be one of the fastest-growing markets for smartphones in the region. Globe [...]
The NTC has declared that mobile subscribers have begun reducing their consumption of SMS and have started shifting to data supported applications for their communication needs. Troll: though the day will come when SMS will soon be replaced by IP based communications – the Troll is still confident that this will not happen in this [...]