Trolling PLDT, Globe, Smart and Sun!
Globe has officially dissed the Netphone, stating in so many subtle ways that it’s just a handset where Smart concentrated its applications and services, things that are not present in other Smart phones. In a launch event for m.globe, Globe pointed out that the company’s mobile portal provides a rich mobile Web experience across all [...]
JG Summit Holdings Inc. President, Lance Gokongwei, is optimistic. The merger between Digitel Telecommunications Inc. and Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. (PLDT) is still viable! Lance G. is part of President Aquino’s business delegation in his state visit to China. He said that the deal would benefit Filipino landline and cellular phone users as it [...]
PLDT and Digital has considered giving the NTC a new deadline for regulatory approval. They got brass balls. PLDT-Digitel joint statement: “In view of the ongoing deliberation by the government in respect of the Digitel transaction, PLDT and JG Summit are in joint consultation as to whether the date for the finalization of the transaction [...]
The NTC has revised its draft rules on domestic internet protocol (IP) peering, dropping a requirement that all local ISP’s interconnect through a government exchange. But the NTC still maintains that all ISPs with direct interconnection to a foreign ISP shall negotiate and agree to interconnect their IP exchanges. The new draft: “After 90 days [...]
PLDT’s plan to acquire Digital/Sun Cellular has hit another brick wall. President Benigno Aquino III (in a radio interview): “Our interest here is to ensure that there is no monopoly… We promised a level playing field.” PNoy added that the Philippines has about 85 million mobile phone users who could not be “tied” to one [...]
If you build it, they will come. PLDT will start construction of a new segment of undersea high-speed Internet “highway” that will improve connection speeds for its broadband users. This after the NTC, in its en banc meeting last week, approved of PLDT’s participation in the Asia Submarine-Cable Express network. NTC: “International submarine cables provide [...]
Globe has a new treat to its enterprise customers: Cloud Computing! Globe Business has been offering a plethora (plethora!) of ICT solutions relevant to the needs SME’s as well as that of large enterprises. This suite of solutions comprises fixed, data and mobile services, including managed services. Last June, Globe announced its venture into a [...]