Trolling PLDT, Globe, Smart and Sun!
Globe has expanded its overseas presence in Italy by offering mobile services in the land of spaghetti that target its Filipino OFW population. Here’s the boring version of the paragraph above: Globe Mobile Italy S.r. has tied up with Compagnia Italia Mobile S.r. and Belgium 2Effortel Technologies S.A. to launch a mobile communication service in [...]
According to Globe and Smart-Sun, they have cumulatively restored over 85% of mobile telecommunication services in the Visayas. All three have declared that the absence of commercial power have hindered full restoration – relying on fuel hungry generators may have taken a toll on the telcos seeking to keep the necessary cell sites powered up. [...]
The saga continues! In response to PLDT’s move to block Globe’s annexation of BayanTel – our Singtel telco has shot back verbally against the Empire, declaring that its acquisition of Digitel was essentially monopolistic in nature. Sounds a bit non-sequiturish but read on. Froilan Castelo, Globe General Legal Counsel: “Everything’s legal and above board. This [...]
Troll: Kudos to both Smart and Globe. :-) Most corporations around the Philippines have already chosen to forego their Christmas parties and have opted to divert the money to be spent here to support the Yolanda relief effort instead. What our two dear telcos did spearheads this way of thinking. Smart Moves! Ramon Isberto, Smart [...]
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 [...]
Troll: Well, the Troll gotta admit – it had a gnawing inkling that PLDT would pull shit like this. But then it doubted itself, thinking the Empire would carry itself like a gentleman and just allow Globe to acquire BayanTel, given that our Singtel telco did not raise a legal shitstorm when Digitel/Sun was bought [...]
Smart and Globe have their respective mobile banking initiatives – their strategies vary, but between the two telcos, who has the better approach. In the Multi Colored Dots Corner: Smart and its mBank! Smart’s mBank Philippines started operations last month and was established in cooperation with a Finnish development finance company called Finnfund, and by [...]