Trolling PLDT, Globe, Smart and Sun!
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 [...]
Smart has declared that it has reached double the data speed from its current Long Term Evolution (LTE) setup in Davao and Metro Manila with LTE Advanced. Knowing is Half the Battle! LTE Advanced can even reach as much as 700mbps – which is light years away from the dial up speeds that we grew [...]
That’s right, according to research firm Gartner, 1.75B phones were sold last year – leading the charge are smartphones, Q4 of 2012 alone saw record smartphone sales of 207.7M handsets which is up 38.3% versus the same period in 2011. But then what’s this? The 1.7B rate of 2012 actually represents a 1.7% decline versus [...]
According to market research firm Wireless Intelligence, the current set up of Globe versus PLDT may soon be a thing of the past. The research firm focused on the current set up, covering the purchase of Digitel by PLDT which effectively eliminated the UNLI price war. This supposedly allowed the telcos to concentrate more on [...]
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 [...]
Telco veteran Next Mobile Inc. is planning to make a comeback! The question is: will it succeed? Mother company Information Capital Technology Ventures Inc. (ICTV) said it will be spending USD12M for the expansion of its subsidiary Next Mobile (formerly Nextel Communications). Next Mobile Statement: “Huawei will supply and deliver the necessary telecommunications infrastructure and [...]
Globe is undertaking a massive USD790M mobile network modernization and IT transformation program, spread over the next two to three years. This investment spike will result in Globe’s total CapEx shooting from USD450M this year to USD800M in 2012 and back to USD500M in the coming years. To finance the pimped out spending, Globe will [...]