Trolling PLDT, Globe, Smart and Sun!
And so the irony goes: PLDT – conqueror of Digitel/Sun which inevitable formed a very lopsided duopoly (virtually a monopoly given the Empires infrastructure and size), has accused Globe of fermenting an “… anti-competitive and anti-consumer telecommunications environment” with its planned takeover of BayanTel, a telco that barely registers a blip in the Telco Wars. [...]
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: 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 [...]
The Philippine Chamber of Telecommunications Operators (PCTO), led by Smart and Globe, has strongly declared their opposition to an NTC circular requiring Internet Service Providers (ISP’s) to snoop on their subscribers to track and store evidence of child pornography and other morally wrong content. It’s a noble goal NTC – the execution is just lazy [...]
The NTC has released the implementing rules and regulations on Republic Act 10515, aka “the Anti-Cable Television and Cable Internet Tapping Act of 2013”. RA 10515 – Are We Guilty of This? Hopefully not – RA 10515 penalizes those who intercept cable or internet signals through an illegal tap, parallel to this – the RA [...]
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 [...]
PLDT bought Digitel/Sun, and in exchange, surrendered the 3G licenses belonging to Red Mobile/Connectivity Unlimited Resources Enterprise (CURE) back to the NTC; the NTC on the other hand, intends to sell these assets in an auction, with Globe and San Miguel waiting in the wind. The PLDT conquest of Sun happened more than a year [...]