Trolling PLDT, Globe, Smart and Sun!
Smart has deployed Antenna-Integrated Radio (AIR) technology from telco hardware vendor Ericsson. You just read what was communicated in the title. :-) Aaanyway! AIR sites are geared towards improving mobile coverage – it basically makes more efficient the introduction of GSM, 3G/WCDMA and 4G/Long-Term Evolution (LTE) elements into the Smart network by simplifying, and reducing [...]
Troll: In the Troll’s opinion, there are only two main reasons why someone would want to own more than one SIM: A. to save money on communication costs – same network texting/calling is cheaper, and B. a significant other is being hidden from another… significant other. In any case, owning multiple SIMs is fast becoming [...]
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 [...]
Yup, the Swedes are back with their crystal ball results. Some actually make a lot of sense when applied locally. 1.Operators will need to adopt new mobile broadband business models to drive profitable growth. Traditional business models based on price, speed and volumes are becoming less effective. The telecom industry will look to replicate commercial [...]
Troll: This is not hard to imagine. When I’m alone with nothing better to do, I just whip up my phone and go on the internets. Same applies when I’m waiting for someone or when I’m stuck in traffic. It’s the best time killer the world has ever seen. In its Traffic and Market Data [...]
Swedish wireless equipment firm, Ericsson AB, will sell its 50% stake in mobile phone maker Sony Ericsson to Sony Corp. for euro1.05B (USD1.46B)… In cold cash… Cause that’s the way they roll! (Note that the transaction is yet to undergo regulatory clearance and that the agreement is expected to close in January 2012). Sony-Ericsson will [...]
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 [...]