Manuel Pangilinan, the chairman of Filipino telecoms operator Philippine Long Distance Telephone (PLDT), says the number of people signed up to one of its mobile units – Smart Communications and Pilipino Telephone Corp (Piltel) – topped the 27 million mark at the end of last month. In an interview with reporters, Pangilinan said the company added around 1.5 million net new subscribers in the three month period, beating its efforts in January-March, when it recorded 1.3 million new additions. ‘The second quarter was better than the first quarter, partly because of election-related [spending],’ he said.
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