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NOW telco franchise extended for 25 years
by Louella Desiderio - February 25, 2018 - 12:00am
The government has approved the extension of the franchise granted to NOW Telecom Co. Inc. for the operation of a telco network for 25 years or until 2043.
PLDT data center gets international accreditation
by Louella Desiderio - February 25, 2018 - 12:00am
PLDT Inc.’s VITRO data center in Makati City has secured international accreditation from credit card companies in protecting cardholder data, enabling the company to better cater to the data housing needs...
Uber plans to operate in Pampanga
by Louella Desiderio - February 25, 2018 - 12:00am
Ride-sharing app Uber is planning to offer its services in Pampanga within the first half of the year.
Changi eyes 30% stake in P350-B NAIA rehab
by Louella Desiderio - February 24, 2018 - 12:00am
Singapore’s Changi Airport Group is willing to acquire a 30 percent stake in the project proposed by seven of the country’s biggest conglomerates to transform the Ninoy Aquino International Airport into...
Philippines improves ranking in fixed broadband speed
by Louella Desiderio - February 23, 2018 - 12:00am
The Philippines saw its ranking improve slightly in terms of fixed broadband internet speeds in January, while its ranking declined in terms of mobile internet speeds compared to the previous month, according to...
Globe pilot tests narrow band technology
by Louella Desiderio - February 23, 2018 - 12:00am
Globe Telecom Inc. is enabling its network to support emerging Internet of Things services through the pilot of narrow band-IoT technology and utilization of the 700 megahertz and other Long Term Evolution spectrum...
Rules out on re-allocation of digital TV frequency band
by Louella Desiderio - February 23, 2018 - 12:00am
The National Telecommunications Commission has issued the rules and regulations on the re-allocation of the 470–512 Megahertz band for digital terrestrial television broadcasting service.
LRT-1 operator taps Austrian engineering experts
by Louella Desiderio - February 23, 2018 - 12:00am
The operator of Light Rail Transit Line 1 has entered into a P450 million agreement with engineering and industrial company Voith Digital Solutions Austria GmBH and Co KG to rehabilitate and upgrade the railway’s...
PAL plan to redevelop T2 may be put in back burner
by Louella Desiderio - February 22, 2018 - 12:00am
Philippine Airlines’ offer to expand Terminal 2 of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport may take a backseat as the flag carrier supports a P350 billion proposal to rehabilitate the country’s main international...
PLDT to formalize waiver for 3G payment
by Louella Desiderio - February 21, 2018 - 12:00am
PLDT Inc. is formalizing its position to waive its right to receive payment for the 3G frequency of Connectivity Unlimited Resource Enterprises by sending a letter to the National Telecommunications Commission.
Philippines among lowest ranked in LTE availability, speed
by Louella Desiderio - February 21, 2018 - 12:00am
The Philippines continued to rank among the lowest in terms of Long Term Evolution availability and speed, even as there were improvements, according to a report of research firm OpenSignal.
Minimum P10-B net worth set for new telco player
by Louella Desiderio - February 20, 2018 - 12:00am
The government released yesterday guidelines for the selection of a third telecommunications player, which President Duterte is pushing for to improve mobile phone service in the country.
PLDT expands coverage of internet connectivity
by Louella Desiderio - February 19, 2018 - 12:00am
PLDT Inc. expanded the coverage of its fiber-fast internet connectivity as it ended 2017 with four million homes covered, nearly 43 percent more than the previous year.
NAIA proposal of super consortium to undergo 2-month evaluation
by Louella Desiderio - February 19, 2018 - 12:00am
The Department of Transportation (DOTr) may complete the evaluation of the P350 billion unsolicited proposal to upgrade the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) submitted by a super consortium of seven conglomerates...
Cebu Pacific starts Manila – Batanes flights
by Louella Desiderio - February 18, 2018 - 12:00am
Cebu Pacific will begin operating flights between Manila and Batanes next month to cater to strong demand for the service.
The Department of Transportation revisits regional airports plan
by Louella Desiderio - February 18, 2018 - 12:00am
The Department of Transportation (DOTr), which has started the conduct of new feasibility studies for the regional airports in Davao, Iloilo, Laguindingan and Bacolod, is planning to pursue the projects via government...
New tower company still an option for Globe
by Louella Desiderio - February 17, 2018 - 12:00am
Globe Telecom Inc. is still in talks with third parties for the possible set up of a tower company, even as the government has said telcos would not be allowed to build towers or own a stake in any tower firm under...
Bid submission for 3rd telco player moved to May 2018
by Louella Desiderio - February 17, 2018 - 12:00am
The Department of Information and Communications Technology has moved the date for the submission of bids for the selection of a new major telco player to May from March amid requests from interested parties.
Philippine Airlines plans to add bigger Airbus aircraft to fleet
by Louella Desiderio - February 17, 2018 - 12:00am
Flag carrier Philippine Airlines is planning to include in its fleet the new long range wide-body Airbus A350-1000.
Philippine Airlines to get 15 new planes this year
by Louella Desiderio - February 15, 2018 - 12:00am
Flag carrier Philippine Airlines is taking delivery of 15 new aircraft valued at $2 billion this year to expand operations by serving new destinations.
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