Trolling PLDT, Globe, Smart and Sun!
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 [...]
Globe is growing with the economy; with a subscriber base that exceeded the 36M mark by end of H1 2013 – this represents a 14% increase vs. the same period last year. And as per the telco – this growth is borne of the twin successes of its customizable and value-based product offerings and its [...]
It just never ends – and it never fails to entertain! Globe and Smart are at each other’s throats again – much like Beavis and Butthead arguing who has the coolest laugh – but in this case – our two dear telcos are fighting over the title of being the… ugh… “better network”. The Troll [...]
PLDT expects to meet its P37B core NET income target this year! The Telco Juggernaut of the Philippines, which is “partly owned” by Hong Kong’s First Pacific Co Ltd and Japan’s NTT Group, saw its consolidated service revenues grow by 12% (P126.24B) last January to September from P112.27B in the same 9-month period last year. [...]
A war of attrition will always result in a stalemate, or in this case – stunted margins. Both Globe and PLDT suffered a profit drop from Q1 through Q3 of this year amidst heavy competition. Globe Bleeds! Globe declared that its net income (after tax) for the aforementioned period dropped by as much as 15% [...]
Globe won a Bronze Stevie Award in the Communications or PR Campaign of the Year under the “Issues Management” category for its entry: “Rebirth of Telecom Monopoly: Globe Advocacy Campaign against anti-consumer implications of the PLDT-Digitel merger”. Globe bagged the prize in the recently concluded 2012 International Business Awards in Seoul, South Korea – the [...]
We all knew it would come to this; the question is – when will smartphones become the norm rather than the exception. There are still more legacy/feature phone users out there and the Troll isn’t ashamed to say that it belongs to this group! Strategy Analytics has declared that the number of smartphone users went [...]