Trolling PLDT, Globe, Smart and Sun!
PLDT may be planning to cement its stranglehold over the communications industry of the Philippines by acquiring smaller, private telephone operators in areas where it has no presence yet, most likely in missionary locations of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. The target: members of the Philippine Association of Private Telephone Companies Inc. (PAPTELCO). It’s like shooting [...]
PLDT and Smart claims that their Motion for Reconsideration (MR) on the NTC order to lower interconnection charges, of which the Private Telecommunications Companies Inc. (Paptelco) will benefit from, was sent on time. Note that Paptelco alleges that the telcos filed their MR’s late (six days late, to be more precise) which effectively negates their [...]
The Private Telecommunications Companies Inc. (Paptelco) has implored on the NTC to use “sound discretion and wise judgment” on its long running interconnection fee problem with big telco. (PLDT and Smart has opposed an NTC adjustment order for interconnection charges for Paptelco members, which is yet to be resolved) According to Paptelco, PLDT and Smart’s [...]
Globe will give interconnection subsidies to small telcos outside Manila! Hurray! Globe says that this is in accordance with the NTC’s order granting subsidies to Paptelco members (The Philippine Association of Private Telecommunications Co. Inc.) by lowering interconnection fees from P4.00/minute to P2.50 for calls originating from both landline and mobile phones. Globe hopes that [...]
Smart has aired its unequivocal resistance to the NTC’s mandate to give a group of small phone firms lower interconnection charges. Troll: Awww! In a whopping 19 page counter file with the regulator, Smart lawyers claim that there was nothing in the December 19, 2011 order of the NTC that showed any legal and factual [...]
PLDT disagrees with the NTC. The little telco players don’t deserve a cross-subsidy. PLDT said that the NTC has failed to provide any reasonable framework for determining the extent of cross-subsidy charges to be given to PAPTELCO (Philippine Association of Private Telecommunications Co. Inc.) PLDT, the largest telco in the land, with a valuation a [...]
The NTC is standing up for the little guys! The NTC has granted interconnection subsidies to the members of the Philippine Association of Private Telecommunications Co. Inc. (PAPTELCO; it’s a group of small phone firms, also termed as LECs or Local Exchange Carriers). What’s The Beef All About? Small telcos in the Philippines are charged [...]