Tag Archives: TELECOMS

DICT: Digital Philippines’ to make Pinoys more competitive

A Bongbong Marcos vision

The pandemic has highlighted the vital role of digital ecosystems in the efficient delivery of services as demand for connectivity rises.Many brick-and-mortar stores and offices that failed to adapt to the digital world struggled, or even shuttered during the pandemic,… Read More

Telcos urged to build more cell towers in rural areas

A member of Congress has appealed for the rollout of additional cell towers and signal relay stations in the countryside, saying that rural communities are getting left behind in terms of access to high-speed internet connectivity badly needed to achieve greater economic… Read More

Globe, Smart repairs in ‘Odette’-hit areas ‘nearing completion

MANILA – Two of the country’s largest telecommunications providers on Tuesday said restoration efforts in areas heavily affected by the onslaught of Typhoon Odette are already “nearing completion”. 

In a service advisory, Globe Telecom Inc. (Globe) said service restoration has been completed in Eastern Samar, Agusan del Norte, and Surigao del Sur. 

“In the Visayas, certain areas remain challenged due to several damaged roads, bridges, and power lines. Globe’s network engineers on site are working to bring services back to normal,” Globe said.Read More

SENATE approves DITO franchise

House Bill 7332 renewed the franchise of DITO, owned by Davao businessman Dennis UY, for another 25 years. DITO holds a congressional franchise via Mindanao Islamic Telephone Company, Inc., which is set to expire in 2023.

 March 24, 202

On the last day of the session before the Holy Week recess, the Senate on Monday approved the franchises of DITO Telecommunity Corp., another telecommunications company, and four broadcast firms.

Senator Grace Poe, the chairperson of the Committee on Public Services, steered the passage of the measures.

The franchise of DITO Telecommunity Corp got the approval of 17 senators, with Senators Risa Hontiveros and Francis Pangilinan voting against it and Senator Panfilo Lacson abstaining.

Previously, the telecommunications sector was being dominated by SMART/Philippine Long Distance Company and Globe Telecommunications. READ MORE

PLDT -Smart set to ramp up broadband and data services in 2021

BETTER FIBER NETWORK. Network technicians work on PLDT’s fiber network. PLDT-Smart on Thursday (Nov. 26, 2020) said it plans to further upgrade its network services by installing two more cable landing stations in the country by 2021. (PNA File Photo)

To install 2 more fiber landing stations

 November 26, 2020

MANILA – PLDT and its wireless subsidiary Smart is set to ramp up its broadband and data services by adding two more fiber cable landing stations in the country next year.In a statement on Thursday, PLDT Chairman and CEO Manuel Pangilinan said PLDT-Smart’s integrated network allows the… Read More

House grants 25-year franchise for PH’s 3rd telco player DITO

240 affirmative votes, 7 negative votes, no abstention

MANILA – The House of Representatives on Monday approved on third and final a measure renewing the franchise of the Dennis-Uy led Mislatel consortium, presently known as the DITO Telecommunity Corp., for another 25 years.With 240 affirmative votes, 7 negative votes, and no abstention, the… Read More