Philippines

PLDT picks Huawei to deploy G.fast and SuperVector on copper networks
MVNO Monday: MVNOs Europe Special
President Duterte offers China the ‘privilege’ of being Philippines’ third operator
PLDT to meet ‘increasing expectations and criticisms’ with CAPEX boost
NOW Corp mulling move into residential broadband sector
PLDT Inc. reports increases in core and net income in 9M17
NTC talks up MNP law
Globe Telecom says revenue growth momentum continues; 9M17 turnover reaches record PHP95.1bn
PLDT spending PHP11bn on fibre migration; Smart LTE rollout update
Court of Appeals reaffirms sale of SMC business to PLDT, Globe
PLDT completes PHP1bn fibre expansion in Mindanao
PLDT informs Sun users of improved LTE coverage
PT&T seeks investor to resurrect its Filipino telecoms business
Smart Communications to upgrade mobile networks in Marikina and Quezon City
Globe Telecom to add a further 600 4G cell sites by year end
State-owned power firm TransCo seeks licence to compete with PLDT, Globe
Globe Telecom increases CAPEX by USD100m to boost mobile data expansion
Philippines regulator considering public-private partnership to boost broadband
PLDT’s Smart to provide blanket 4G coverage in Cebu
Globe improves LTE coverage in Visayas and Mindanao
Globe ups 2017 CAPEX target to USD800m
Singtel quarterly net profit down 5.6%, impacted by Bharti Airtel
Smart partners Huawei to deploy 4CC in Boracay
PLDT H1 net income up 33%, despite fall in revenue
Globe H1 net income falls by 10%
Filipino govt again considering move to increase foreign ownership in telcos
Globe commences Massive MIMO deployment; initial rollout covers 150 cell sites in Northern, Southern Luzon
Smart to extend LTE coverage to half of all cities by end-2017
Newcomer TierOne to construct USD60m internet network in ARMM
Filipino telcos Globe, PLDT progress fibre rollouts
Filipino think tank: ‘extremely difficult’ for a newcomer to enter market
PLDT extends FTTH coverage in southern Metro Manila
PLDT, Globe defy antitrust body and complete purchase of SMC’s telecoms unit
PLDT's EBITDA rises 7% q-o-q as it slows revenue decline
Filipino govt extends Smart franchise until 2042
Globe Telecom strengthens Boracay data network via MIMO; tests report ‘widest’ LTE coverage
Globe Telecom ups 2017 CAPEX to PHP37.5bn; updates on LTE deployments
Smart tests VoLTE; claims a first for the Philippines
PLDT, Globe slash voice call rates
MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments
Smart to ramp up 4G LTE rollout
Globe Telecom picks NuRAN Wireless to bolster rural mobile development
PLDT accelerates fibre rollout with ‘Fibr City’ programme
Globe launches first LTE-A 4CC solution in Philippines to boost mobile internet
President Duterte rubber-stamps Philippines’ National Broadband Plan
PLDT revenues, core net income drop in 2016; mobile and fixed network upgrades continue apace
Philippines appeals court backs order barring PCC review of USD1.48bn telco deal
PLDT’s Smart unit to roll out 2,000 additional LTE cell sites
Filipino govt threatens to recall unused spectrum for third, or even fourth, telco
Globe Telecom sets out stall to accelerate LTE-700 rollout this year
Cable Compendium: a guide to the week’s submarine and terrestrial developments
PLDT inks deal with Huawei to launch 5G by 2020
PLDT targets massive fibre rollout in 2017
Globe sets sights on bolstering fixed internet services
Globe sets USD750m CAPEX target for 2017
PLDT’s Smart kicks off Metro Manila 3G/LTE expansion
Globe Telecom to raise over USD400m to fund aggressive expansion
Globe Telecom targets 2m broadband homes by 2020
Infinivan Inc. and Megamanila Telecom Corp seek Filipino broadband licences
Globe LTE-700 rollout hits 500 cell sites in Metro Manila
PLDT earmarks USD40m for hybrid fibre project
Smart, Nokia demonstrate 5G on ‘live’ network in the Philippines
Philippines to introduce telecoms reform bill in 2017
Cable Compendium: a guide to the week’s submarine and terrestrial developments
Five to take on Philippines’ telecoms duo?
Globe, PLDT agree to slash fixed and mobile interconnect rates
AINMT secures additional 450MHz spectrum in Philippines
PLDT Q3 net income slumps 49%; Home Fibr reaches >2.5m homes
NTC outlines details of third licence auction for Philippines
MVNO Monday: MVNOs Networking Congress Special
Holy guacamole! Avocado one of five new licensees in the Philippines
Nokia delivers 4.5G Pro, Carrier SDN, IP and optical technologies to Globe
Smart hits 1.4Gbps in LTE-A trial
Liberty Telecoms could exit market next month
Globe Telecom to increase 2016 CAPEX to USD1bn
PLDT’s Smart completes LTE upgrade in Davao
NTC announces 3G/4G frequency tender in latest bid to lure third player
MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments
President Duterte issues threat to break up Filipino telecom duopoly
Comptroller calls for nullification of PLDT-Globe deal
Philippines submits mandatory SIM card registration bill to Senate
MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments
Globe Telecom extends free Wi-Fi service to 500 locations
Anti-trust body PCC to take time to assess spectrum needs of third operator
PLDT partners ABS-CBN to launch VoD
Philippines’ SEC puts temporary block on PLDT, Globe closing Liberty tender offer
Globe Telecom targets 10Mbps connections in 2m homes by 2020
NuRAN, Globe complete TVWS trials in the Philippines
Globe Telecom signs USD430m loan with Metrobank
Globe Telecom to up 2016 CAPEX for cell site expansion?
Philippines’ competition watchdog rules PLDT-Globe deal anti-competitive
Court blocks PCC review of landmark Filipino telco deal
Globe accelerates LTE-700 rollout despite PCC-led legal challenge
Sky Cable Philippines targets 1m subs by year end; broadband base tops 169,000
MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments
LTHI tender offer set at PHP2.20 per share
Not as simple as ABC for ABS-CBN
NOW Telecom requests mobile frequencies to challenge Filipino duopoly
Singtel Group net profit stalls in Q2
Globe teams with Metro Manila Development Authority to boost coverage
Globe Telecom reports 3% rise in net profit in 1H16
Globe to match PLDT/Smart in 95% 4G rollout pledge
Duterte calls on DICT to develop national broadband plan for the Philippines
PLDT’s Smart targets 95% LTE coverage via three-year rollout commitment
Globe switches on 2600MHz sites in the Visayas and Mindanao
PLDT, Globe launch legal bid to stop PCC review of San Miguel deal
MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments
Vega Telecom submits Wi-Tribe tender offer
Globe Telecom lights up additional 700MHz cell sites in Davao City
PLDT, Globe confirm plan to buy out Liberty minority shareholders
Globe, PLDT extend landline interconnection to cover Camarines Norte
PLDT, Globe attempt to smooth passage in SMC buyout
Globe lights up 130 cell sites in Visayas and Mindanao; inks IP peering agreement with PLDT
Filipino Senate president warns PCC has power to halt SMC-PLDT-Globe deal on monopoly concerns
PLDT, Globe consider buyout of Liberty minority shareholders
Globe Telecom switches on first 700MHz cell site, claims 100Mbps in speed test
NTC sets one-year deadline for PLDT and Globe to improve services
Competition commission claims Filipino duopoly not anti-competitive
SMC bows out of third telco bid; NTC awards frequencies to Globe, PLDT (Smart)
President Aquino finally signs bill creating DICT
Globe first in Philippines to pilot white space broadband
SMC confirms ‘serious talks’ with four Asian telcos as hunt for investor continues
Cable Compendium: a guide to the week’s submarine and terrestrial developments
Globe Telecom income, revenues climb on back of strong data-related growth
PLDT reports 34% slump in net income in Q1 as revenue flat-lines
Telenor Group linked to possible SMC mobile JV
Philippines’ government corrals agencies to formulate new national broadband plan
Smart starts tri-carrier LTE-A deployment, claiming a first
Globe hints at SMC tie-up in bid to secure lucrative VSF 700MHz spectrum
Globe earmarks ‘majority’ of 2016 CAPEX for fibre
SMC/Telstra Filipino JV talks collapse; shares in PLDT, Globe rise sharply
Globe says Bayantel unit expected to report a profit in FY2016
PLDT, Globe still petitioning for a slice of the 700MHz pie
Globe Telecom ups 2016 CAPEX to USD750m
Globe Telecom FY2015 revenues top PHP113bn
Globe Telecom advocates open access legislation to bolster broadband rollout
Filipino regulator proposes fund for universal broadband access
NTC approaches audit commission concerning valuation of 3G licence
Globe completes Bayantel integration; may retire Bayan brand name
PLDT and Globe sign landline interconnection agreement for Bataan and Isabela
Philippines govt must act to improve internet services, senator says
Globe ups pressure on NTC to redistribute SMC held 700MHz frequencies
NTC’s Cabarios hints that SMC may be allowed to keep 700MHz frequencies
Globe Telecom selects Huawei in five-year mobile upgrade deal
Globe secures Metrobank loans; ties with Cherry Mobile in bid to attract 3m PAYG users
Singtel’s Q2 profit, revenue wobble on currency movements
Globe COO discusses possible USD800m CAPEX spend in 2016
Globe reports 34% increase in 9M15 net income
PLDT, Globe try to muscle in on SMC’s 700MHz bandwidth
PLDT, Globe Telecom close in on IP peering deal
Telstra to shake up Philippine market with USD1bn investment, reports say
Bayantel exits rehab; Globe to inject up to USD300m
Globe strikes back with 1Gbps counter offer
PLDT unveils 1Gbps fibre service, but is rival Globe poised to hit back?
PT&T granted 25-year franchise extension
Filipino telcos ink interconnect deals for Cagayan, Nueva Vizcaya
FAST picks Alepo for Wi-Fi-based IPTV in the Philippines
Liberty Telecoms files update on delisting process
SMC thinking big with Telstra’s financial muscle behind it
PLDT, Globe enter into IP peering talks to boost internet services in the Philippines
Philippines to establish free nationwide Wi-Fi by 2016
Thriller in Manila: Telstra to team up with San Miguel Corp for mobile JV
PLDT looks to derail Globe’s Bayan takeover bid
Philippines’ Senate debates new Cellphone Registration Act
House committee rubber stamps 25-year extension of Smart’s operating franchise
Globe’s Innove unit awarded USD1.6m Wi-Fi project
Senator calls on NTC to move fast to stamp out ‘SIM swap’ scam
PLDT H1 profits dip 6% to PHP18.8bn, as revenues flat-line
Globe Telecom H1 revenues reach ‘all-time high’ as profits climb to PHP8.7bn
NTC to usher in new rules for broadband speeds by August, report says
SMC completes Ooredoo buyout in Liberty; Globe ramps up small cell rollout
Globe Telecom increases Bayan stake to 98.57%
SMC snaps up Extelcom; moves to buy out Liberty Telecom partner Ooredoo
NTC green-lights Globe’s Bayan takeover
On to the heart of the sunrise: Sun Cellular reports 18% Q1 growth
Filipino telcos PLDT and Globe may consider stake in GMA Network
Globe Telecom reinforces network coverage on Boracay
NTC, DTI ink deal to protect telecom users
Philippines’ Senate approves bill creating DICT
Aviat Networks signs multi-year agreements with Globe to support LTE rollout
Liberty Telecoms to lease out telecom assets, paper says
Philippines says yes to pre-paid SIM registration bill
Makati Court approves Liberty Telecoms’ early exit from rehabilitation
Liberty Telecoms trims first-quarter losses; seeks early exit from rehab proceedings
Singtel’s fourth-quarter profits climb 4.6% on strong performances, home and abroad
Globe Telecom sees Q1 net income climb sharply on mobile growth
PLDT’s Q1 net income and revenues flat line; announces management reshuffle
Globe Telecom launches unlimited data roaming in over 50 countries
PLDT’s Ramon Isberto urges govt to drive internet backbone investment
PLDT HOME partners pay-TV leader Cignal for triple-play bundle; PLDT building eighth data centre
Liberty Telecoms slashes full-year 2014 losses to PHP897m
Globe Telecom in talks to secure PHP7bn funding for CAPEX projects
PLDT to spend USD587m on wireless this year
San Miguel Corp to launch mobile service by January 2016
NTC to crack down on telcos delivering poor internet services
Globe Telecom opens new data centre at Cavite, Philippines
PLDT joins Open Data Platform
Globe Telecom seals USD310m term loan from Philippine National Bank
PLDT claims leading position in the Philippines’ post-paid mobile market
PLDT upping 2015 CAPEX to PHP39bn; seeks loans to stave off competition
Sky Cable to invest up to PHP2bn to drive broadband expansion
PLDT sees net profit decline 4% in 2014, sets conservative forecast for this year
Globe Telecom deploys more than 4,000 new LTE cell sites
Globe Telecom reports record profits in 2014 as all business units thrive
Filipino telcos not keen on setting minimum broadband speeds
PLDT adds London PoP to improve global connectivity
PLDT likely to up CAPEX in 2015, Pangilinan says
PLDT looking to thwart Globe’s plan to acquire Bayan 4G frequencies
PLDT, Globe extend interconnection agreement to four more provinces
SingTel reports 19.3% rise in second quarter profit; revenue, EBITDA climb too
Court of Appeals backs Globe-Bayan frequency sharing deal; Globe to invest around USD300m in LTE in 2015
PLDT notches 400 TD-LTE cell sites; total 4G base stations reach 1,800
Court of Appeals halts NTC examination of Globe, Bayan merger
Globe and Alcatel-Lucent sign LTE infrastructure deal
Smart tests LTE-A at Asian Carriers Conference in Cebu
Bayan hoping to expand service as soon as Globe takeover gets rubber-stamped
Smart reports 121% surge in data traffic in H1 as 4G sites pass 10k mark
Globe Telecom reports 385% rise in H1 profit aided by ‘positive’ FOREX movements
PLDT’s Smart switches on LTE-A network
SingTel reports net profit down 17.4% in fiscal Q1
PLDT reports 69% hike in first-half CAPEX
NTC finally drawing up 'bidding criteria' for PLDT’s ex-CURE licence
PLDT anticipates overseas growth after successful US MVNO launch
PLDT abandons plans to use Meralco infrastructure for BPL
PLDT to deploy 5,000 new LTE base stations
Philippines round-up: Globe, PLDT to expand interconnection pact; Bayantel takeover imminent; PLDT deploys fibre in Bohol
Globe Telecom announces 100% 3G network
PLDT expects improved Q2 net income
NOW Telecom plans USD28 million metro Manila rollout
PLDT invests PHP1bn in fibre network strengthening plan
SingTel profit up 3.5% in Q4, but falls short of analysts’ estimates
Globe Telecom sees four-fold increase in profits in Q1
PLDT mulls plan to build new cable-landing station to improve resiliency
NTC calls on Filipino operators to cut SMS rates and refund users’ excess charges
PLDT reports small rise in Q1 net income on data, internet growth
PLDT reports small rise in Q1 net income on data, internet growth
Wi-Tribe Telecoms’ losses climb amid fall in subscribers
PLDT spends PHP2 billion on first-phase deployment of TD-LTE
Telecoms giant PLDT on course to reach 100% 3G coverage by 3Q14
ABS-CBN to switch off bayanPHONE WiLL service in May
25% of CAPEX to go on 3G/4G expansion and upgrade, Globe says
NTC asks finance ministry for guidance regarding sale of CURE’s old spectrum
ABS-CBN to transfer WiLL users to MVNO service
Smart prioritises 4G expansion for 2014
PLDT launches new internet TV service
Court backs Globe-Bayan frequency sharing
Liberty to plough more cash in Wi-Tribe Telecoms unit
Bayan to kick start fixed line focus in Visayas following court rehabilitation decision
Filipino giant PLDT claims 70% share of domestic broadband segment
PLDT’s Smart reports 10,000 4G sites nationwide
Globe Telecom warns, fourth-quarter revenues likely impacted by ‘Yolanda’
Globe's HSPA+ network coverage reaches 80%
SingTel Mobile to offer customers 4G data roaming in six Asian countries
PLDT plans PHP15bn borrowing for CAPEX requirements in Q1 2014
Globe Telecom secures PHP7bn term loan with the Land Bank
PLDT’s Smart trials LTE multicast service in the Philippines
Globe Telecom reports 9% rise in core net income in 9M13
PLDT to keep CAPEX at 2013 level; carrier on-track to meet its PHP38.3bn profit guidance
Thuraya, Smart work to provide mobile satellite connectivity to stricken Filipinos
SingTel’s net profit creeps up 0.3% in its fiscal second quarter
PLDT submits filing to stop Globe acquisition of Bayan
Globe Telecom approaches NTC for green light on Bayan takeover
SMC considers launch mobile phone unit in 2014, paper says
PLDT’s Sun Cellular brand extends mobile broadband coverage
PLDT reports small rise in third-quarter profits
PLDT eying acquisition of provincial telcos, paper says
Smart tests Cel-Fi technology from Nextivity
SMC’s Liberty unit converts Wi-Tribe cash into equity
TV broadcaster ABS-CBN’s plan to enter Filipino telecoms market hits obstacle
PLDT units Smart/Sun Cellular mesh networks in Mindanao
PLDT to spend PHP1bn on Bohol fibre project
Smart announces fresh LTE-Advanced trials in Boracay
PLDT’s Smart cuts cost of LTE devices, paper says
Globe hails SJC launch; expects benefits to ICT, BPO industries
Alcatel-Lucent upgrading AAG cable to over 8Tbps
Mobile Phone Subscriber Protection bill filed
Globe extends Tattoo-brand LTE coverage
Filipino operator Smart to extend mobile satellite service coverage
PLDT and Globe Telecom secure fixed line interconnection deal in Davao del Norte
Globe uses LTE to power home broadband connections
Globe’s Bayan move gets court approval
Filipino operator Globe Telecom reports strong rise in Tattoo broadband revenue in H1
PLDT’s Smart holds further LTE-A tests
Smart unveils first pre-pay LTE plans for mobile handsets
Smart tests LTE-A
PLDT signs off on latest fibre expansion
Globe books 13% increase in first-half profits
PLDT H1 net profit rises 5% y-o-y
PLDT to extend Fibr service coverage to 700 sub-divisions by year-end
Globe inks USD40m loan for debt refinancing, investment
Huawei announces successful completion of Boracay-Palawan submarine cable system
PLDT says new ‘telpad’ product will grow revenue to PHP1bn by end-2013
PLDT’s Smart extends LTE coverage to 170 cities, municipalities
PLDT deploys Ciena-based international intelligent optical mesh network
PLDT’s PHP1bn network expansion programme now complete, paper says
Disputed Spratly Islands receive 3G courtesy of China Telecom
Financial regulator green lights Globe’s PHP7bn bond plan for Bayan
Globe extends Vibo promo in wake of strong take-up
NTC gives PLDT green light to take part in Asia submarine network project
Globe Telecom to improve mobile signal quality with ODAS deployment
PLDT selects TeliaSonera International Carrier’s IP connectivity to extend global reach
Globe Telecom selects Aicent to provide LTE roaming with SKT
SMC unit Liberty Telecom extends wi-Tribe loan guarantee
South-East Asia Japan Cable (SJC) now in operation
Ericsson deploys 250 additional LTE cell sites for PLDT’s Smart unit
Globe to sell PHP7bn in retail bonds; plans Bayan merger
NTC gives green light to Globe, ABS-CBN Corp network sharing deal
Globe, Bayan file joint motion to restructure latter’s USD423m debt
ABS-CBN launches bid to become the Philippines’ ‘third' telco
Globe picks Ireland’s Nasctech to optimise, enhance network
SEC maintains 40% limit on foreign ownership
Globe Telecom expands LTE coverage area
PLDT expects annual savings of up to PHP1.5bn from Digitel integration
Globe Telecom’s Q1 core earnings up, but net income plummets 76%
PLDT forecasts 2.7% rise in core profit in FY2013
PLDT’s Smart extends LTE footprint; launches Galaxy S4 LTE plans
Globe to complete buyout of Bayan in 2013; plans to raise USD120m for CAPEX
Globe Telecom seeks social nirvana: taps into Lithium platform
Globe Telecom completes phase one of USD700m modernisation
PLDT gives thumbs up to revised rules on foreign ownership
PLDT sets aside PHP13bn of total PHP29bn CAPEX for Smart
PLDT expands DFON network
Foreign ownership draft rules published
Globe starts work on Palawan-Coron submarine link
Globe Telecom inks USD120m loan deal with bank
PLDT’s Smart using Huawei for TDD-LTE tests
CA again upholds NTC decision on 3G licences, report says
Smart reports 132% growth on mobile broadband drive
Globe, Bayan receive green light for frequency sharing deal
Globe secures USD75m loan for 2013 CAPEX
NTC steps in to try to resolve PLDT-Globe interconnection row
PLDT reports 12% rise in FY12 net profit as Q4 income surges
Globe to begin USD90m IT upgrade next month, says impact will be marginal
Globe Telecom extends LTE footprint to Metro Manila and environs
Australia, Philippines hurt SingTel’s Q3 results
Globe sees 30% fall in income in 2012; plans USD350m CAPEX for 2013
PLDT secures USD300m loan facility; sets lower CAPEX for ‘13
NTC seeks independent valuation of former CURE 3G licence
PLDT dangles PHP5bn carrot to take part in 3G auction
PLDT forecasts 7%-9% growth from ‘digital servicing’ brands in 2013
Filipino financial regulator issues new guidelines to calm investor fears
PLDT shareholder could exit the Philippines if regulators approve new foreign ownership rules
Regulator gives Bayan, Globe time to secure frequency-sharing plan
NTC to release 3G bidding terms this week
Globe completes Bayan takeover
Globe concludes tender offer for Bayan debt
Smart, Globe unveil first LTE handset offers
Globe CFO says Bayan tender offer 98% complete
Globe Telecom tweaks offer to tempt Bayan creditors
Globe submits offer for 92% of Bayan’s debt
Globe Telecom ramps up Boracay network
Globe may take up to 70% of Bayan, report says
PLDT issues PHP6.2bn of notes to refinance debt
Globe Telecom to extend tender offer for Bayan
NTC fines cellcos for failing to cut SMS rates
Filipino regulator to publish 3G licence terms, paper says
Liberty Telecom (Wi-Tribe) narrows 9M losses
Globe, Google to offer free mobile internet in Philippines
Globe’s 9M12 revenue up 6% on strong mobile, broadband and fixed data growth
PLDT reports flat Q3 on rising costs
Globe steps in to buy Bayan’s debt, plans to buy company
Philippines’ SEC gives companies five years to comply with foreign ownership rules
Globe Telecom announces Boracay submarine cable link
Smart extends LTE network to more cities in Metro Manila
Bayan turns its back on NTC’s 3G licence auction
Bayan confident of reaching PHP5.1bn revenue target in 2012
PLDT’s Smart launches HD voice calls
PLDT offloads shares to local affiliate to comply with foreign ownership ruling
Supreme Court rules PLDT in breach of Charter on foreign ownership
PLDT to upgrade Palawan with FOC
PLDT and GMA agree to end acquisition talks
Philippines passes new cybercrime prevention act
PLDT to spend PHP560m to triple internet gateway
NTC gives green light to Globe-Bayan, Smart-Digitel tie-ups
Globe launches ‘Tattoo Black’ LTE service; unveils 4G smartphones
Govt renews Wi-Tribe Telecoms’ franchise
Globe secures PHP2bn loan to refinance debt, fund CAPEX
NTC official says new entrants may not qualify for 3G auction
NTC considers sanctioning telcos over ‘poor’ services
PLDT bond issue raises USD211m
PLDT to roll out fibre to Batangas, Cebu, Davao
PLDT’s Smart now offering tri-band LTE
NTC warns Globe: announce deadline for systems upgrade
Liberty Telecom Holdings’ reports widening first-half loss
PLDT finishes PHP67bn network modernisation plan ahead of schedule
PLDT targets overseas workers with MVNO expansion
Globe targets 1Q13 completion date for USD700m network upgrade
NTC begins examination of CURE’s accounts prior to auction
PLDT expects broadband to generate PHP25bn in revenue this year
Globe Telecom announces September LTE launch
Smart to launch commercial LTE service on 25 August
SingTel reports 3.2% rise in Q1 net profit
Consortium announces completion of Asia Submarine-Cable Express cable system
Globe curious on high cost of CURE’s PHP2bn valuation
PLDT to improve DFON to benefit BPO sector
NTT Communications to launch ASE
Globe broadband subs, revenues up sharply in H1
Globe reports 9.7% fall in Q2 profit
PLDT’s bottom line weighed down by competition in Q2
Globe picks Vonage solution for incoming US VoIP
Globe sets sights on CURE 3G spectrum
Court of Appeals stops NTC’s planned reallocation of BWA spectrum
PLDT hopes to recoup PHP2.125bn from CURE investment
PLDT hands over CURE 3G licence
PLDT picks Ciena for PHP1.3bn network upgrade
SMC’s Wi-tribe unit wins bid to keep telecoms frequencies
PLDT expects second-quarter core profit to be in line with expectations
PLDT, Bayan ink interconnect deal in Negros, Albay, Leyte
PLDT resigned to giving up CURE frequencies, Nazareno says
Globe upgrades networks in South Luzon, Davao and Compostela Valley
Globe CFO confirms USD640m investment in 2012/13
Supreme Court upholds reallocation of VOM frequencies to Smart
PLDT in talks to acquire stake in broadcaster GMA Network
Legislator reports poor support for DICT bill
PLDT pledges to return CURE frequencies next month
Globe Telecom to list PHP10bn of bonds on PDEx
PLDT, Meralco look to tech expert to breath life into BPL project
SMC’s Liberty Telecom to bid for 3G licence; sets PHP1.1bn CAPEX figure
PLDT passes 3m broadband subscribers in 1Q
PLDT signs WiMAX deal with Alvarion for metro Manila hotspot project
SingTel’s aggregate mobile base climbs to 445m in Q1
Globe Telecom Q1 net income dips on higher costs
PLDT reports 6% dip in Q1 profits; announces cost-cutting measures
Supreme Court denies AZ 3G licence petition
Globe Telecom inks separate deals with Vonage, Sybase 365
Regulators approve PLDT’s Digitel bond valuation
Globe VP promises 4G network for Cebu by year-end; plans to issue PHP10bn in retail bonds
Globe looks for a long term CURE
Multi-Line Communication secures NTC approval for new broadband, WiLL service
NTC seeks clarification on PLDT’s divestment plans for CURE frequencies
NTC approves BellTel’s request for licence extension
BellTel files request for extension to operating permit
Digitel reports rising revenue in 2011
PLDT abandons BPL project; group now boasts 65m mobile users
SMC units looking to expand Filipino operations
Filipino cellcos predict surge in smartphone sales in 2012
Globe Telecom plans to upgrade Davao 2G network to 3G/4G
PLDT in push for SME customers, paper says
PLDT’s Smart unit secures PHP5.5bn loan for debt refinancing
PLDT, Smart announce completion of Pampanga, Bulacan network modernisation
PLDT looking to save PHP8bn in CAPEX through Digitel purchase
PLDT will return CURE 3G licence by July
PLDT Q4 net income plummets 87%
Filipino stock exchange agrees Digitel delisting
Senate passes measure to create new department for ICT
PLDT on course to complete DSL service upgrades
Smart Communications extends LTE footprint to North Luzon
Globe to pick Alca-Lu and Huawei for USD700m worth of contracts
Globe’s Q4 net profits drops sharply on marketing costs; full-year profits, revenue steady
Per-pulse billing row heading for Supreme Court
Globe signs USD90m loan with China Bank to fund 2012 CAPEX
PLDT, Meralco consider new equipment supplier for BPL project
Globe launches major network modernisation as it takes the fight to Smart
PLDT agrees to pay Digitel minority shareholders PHP600m; raises stake to 98%
Smart’s 4G upgrade on track for mid-2012 completion
AZ sees latest bid for 3G licence scuppered by the appeals court
Bayantel settles PHP536m in debt in December
PLDT submits request to SEC to extend Digitel tender period
Next Mobile investor inks supply contract with Huawei
NTC takes cellcos to task for failure to cut SMS rates
Regulator rubber stamps MTI’s acquisition of Bayan
PLDT to migrate PSTN base to NGN by 2013
Digitel to increase capitalisation to PHP25bn
PLDT to recoup up to PHP1bn from sale of CURE 3G frequencies
Smart beta testing LTE service in Metro Manila
Globe inks PHP5bn loan for CAPEX with RCB
DoCoMo ups PLDT stake to 20%
Globe to upgrade 50% of cell sites next year to support HSPA/LTE
Liberty posts widening Q3 losses on higher OPEX
DoCoMo to up PLDT stake by buying JG Summit shares
PLDT begins construction work on ASE submarine project
PLDT to deploy Cisco routers as core component of its IP NGN
Globe sets aside USD790m for network, IT upgrade
Globe Telecom reports 7% rise in 9M profit
Digitel books third-quarter loss prior to PLDT takeover
PLDT says 3Q net income down on weaker mobile revenue, strong peso
Filipino regulator cuts SMS interconnection rates
PLDT completes Digitel acquisition
Smart expands HSPA+ network
San Miguel shows its bottle in USD35m telecoms deal
PLDT in talks with NTC over divestment of 3G frequencies
House approves regulator bill on second reading, though unclear future for department
Smart files official plea to stop Altimax leasing frequencies to Globe
Smart reports sharp rise in mobile internet usage
NTC instructs PLDT and Globe to interconnect in more provinces
PLDT’s attempts to resolve foreign ownership issue stall
PLDT details fibre network enhancements
NTC extends Bayan's mobile permit; telco plans 4G rollout
Smart files complaint over Altimax’s ‘illegal’ use of frequencies
Senate backs PLDT-Digitel takeover plan
NTC confident its decision on PLDT-Digitel merger will meet deadline
PLDT threatens to abandon Digitel merger if approval not secured by 26 August
Digitel: wireless business drives 16% growth in revenue in H1
Government department clears cut in mobile access charges
Globe calls for PLDT licences to be revoked
ZTE wins Ethernet transport network to support Smart’s LTE rollout plans
PLDT criticises NTC’s proposed policy on IP peering
Globe reports rising profit in 1H11; seeks annulment of PLDT licences
PLDT’s Nazareno targets 2.6m broadband subscribers by year-end
PLDT reports flat profits for 1H11
Saga continues as PLDT extends Digitel deadline for second time
PLDT-Digitel merger poised to miss revised 30 July deadline?
PLDT calls foul over Globe’s ‘illegal’ use of Altimax spectrum
NTC receives interconnection fees plan from Globe
Bubble bursts as president gives CICT a backseat role
PLDT-Digitel takeover now delayed to end-July
NTC to resurrect plans to cut voice, SMS charges
Supreme Court asks commission to examine PLDT’s foreign ownership
Regulator increases telcos’ admin fees
PLDT-Digitel takeover set to miss 30 June deadline
Court of Appeals upholds NTC’s 3G licence awards
Smart hints at LTE expansion in 2011
Shareholders back PLDT’s Digitel purchase
PLDT targets end-2011 to complete BPL tests
Globe unveils new HSPA+ devices
Globe upgrades national backbone network
Senate says ‘no need’ to approve PLDT-Digitel deal
PLDT wants to see they’re light; objects to Globe’s Sun request
President Aquino calls for probe on ‘unfair competition’ claims
Liberty to invest USD40m in broadband expansion
PLDT targets overseas MVNO ventures to serve ex-pats
Regulator’s decision smoothes PLDT’s Digitel bid
Digitel’s 1Q net profit dented by lower forex gains
Telcos deny merger rumours
DoCoMo buys additional 2% in PLDT
Globe’s 1Q11 net income climbs 1%
PLDT’s net income slips 6% in Q1 amid stiff competition
Liberty (Wi-Tribe) losses widen to USD26.8m in 2010
PLDT defiant: refuses to cede spectrum frequencies to Globe
Globe Telecom asks NTC to block PLDT-Digitel takeover
MTI purchases Bayan's fixed-wireless division
Sun Cellular ends 2010 with 14.04m mobile users
Globe launches HSPA+ network; PLDT readies LTE
JAJAH inks VoIP deal with Globe
President Aquino calls for PLDT, Digitel takeover review
SMC to set up telecoms holding company
Globe Telecom to invest USD500m in 2011
PLDT’s Smart unit ups 2011 CAPEX
Regulator to review PLDT takeover of Digitel amid monopoly concerns
PLDT agrees deal to buy 51.55% stake in Digitel
Digitel’s share price rises on rumours of PLDT acquisition
Digitel 2010 net profit up 65% driven by subscriber gains
NTC launches national audit amid rising concerns over broadband quality
Samsung given nod for EasyCall’s mobile WiMAX trial
Smart to deploy 800 WiMAX sites
Smart to launch subsidised handset for USD11.50
Telcos vie for additional broadband spectrum
PLDT posts small rise in 2010 profit
Talk Show Host: Wi-Tribe users in Jordan and Philippines get Skype
Digitel Mobile to double Mindanao cell sites this year
Globe reports 14% rise in mobile subs in 2010
Globe books 22% drop in 2010 net profit
Globe Telecom seeks USD160.7m for refinancing and CAPEX
Globe to increase coverage of DUO in rural, remote areas
State considering compulsory SIM registration to combat crime
PLDT’s 2011 CAPEX likely to top PHP30bn
Globe brings mobile internet rate below PHP1,000
Globe launches GPON-based ultra-high speed broadband
Globe expands international capacity with UCS
NTC scraps broadband caps
Clarity signs off on Phase 2 rollout of Globe’s NOC
Globe announces ‘multi-pronged’ strategy to expand network capacity this year
San Miguel buys ETPI; moves in for Extelcom too
Globe, Bayan complete countrywide interconnection
PLDT ups 2011 CAPEX to over PHP30bn to fund fixed, cellular expansion
PLDT offers bundled services to shore up fixed line business
Globe Telecom will continue testing LTE into 2011
PLDT announces completion of USD63.6m fibre expansion
Commission calls for better regulated broadband to protect end users
Globe Telecom secures PHP4bn loan facility from Metrobank
Globe asks NTC for additional broadband spectrum frequencies
Globe lights new cable station at Nasugbu
Unlimited promotion plans drive Globe’s 9M10 net profit down
SMC ups Liberty Telecom stake to 41.48%
PLDT Q310 net income flat amid stiff competition
Globe Telecom’s broadband base breaks 1m barrier
Globe to reduce 2011 CAPEX
Qtel looking to increase Liberty Telecoms stake
Napoleon seeks territorial gains
Sun rises to take number one post-paid operator spot
Globe Telecom seeking interconnection deals
Sun Cellular taps central bank for USD117m loan
Globe Telecom secures USD112m loan for CAPEX plans
NTC refuses to drop mobile TV case
CUREious: wireless operator submits request for fixed line licence
SMC acquires BellTel through Vega unit
Digitel (Sun Cellular) reached 14m subscribers in 1H10
Globe WiMAX user base breaks 100,000 barrier
PLDT rules out myTV relaunch
Globe reports 35% drop in Q2 profits on higher expenses
PLDT reports slowest profit growth in five quarters
Extelcom accuses MTI, Bayantel of ‘collusion’ re: 3G licence
PLDT, Smart raise PHP5bn for CAPEX, debt refinancing
Court of Appeals allows Extelcom to intervene in 3G lawsuit
Globe Telecom not keen on mobile TV
Red Mobile hits one million subscriber milestone
Clark Telecom and Subic Telecom complete NGN upgrade
Globe Telecom collaborates with SingTel for LTE tests
PLDT still eyes MVNO opportunities in Japan
Digitel picks Ceragon for 2G/3G backhaul expansion
Lopez considers plan to merge BayanTel with broadcaster ABS-CBN
Globe’s 1Q10 financials boosted by broadband
PLDT sets 2012 target to complete NGN migration
Digitel ups 2010 CAPEX to USD350m
ETPI forecasts 8% rise in FY2010 revenue
NTC issues EasyCall with broadband frequencies
Court of Appeals grants injunction on NTC’s new mobile billing rules
Sun Cellular subs base breaks 13m barrier
WiMAX start-up to invest PHP4.37bn on network rollout
PLDT switches off myTV
Digitel reports first-quarter profit of PHP334m
Express Telecom vies for more time
PLDT posts 19% rise in 1Q income, revenues down
DoCoMo ups PLDT stake
PLDT to borrow up to PHP5bn to help fund 2010 CAPEX
Extelcom offers fillip of ‘advance payment’ for 3G licence
Globe reports 11% hike in 2009 net income
Digitel (Sun Cellular) earmarks USD250m CAPEX in 2010
Globe reveals 2011 CAPEX plan to raise up to USD150m via debt or bank loan
NTC says 3G frequency auction must take place now
PLDT tests BPL
PLDT claims regulator cannot recall CURE’s 3G licence
PLDT earmarks PHP16.4bn for Smart in 2010
NTC remedy to CURE’s torpor? Use licence or lose it
NTC defends 3G auction
Globe installs 85 WiMAX-ready sites in Cebu province
Bayan complains but NTC releases 3G bidding rules
Filipino WiMAX start-up reports ‘over 1,000’ users
PLDT using Red Mobile to target growing popularity for ‘unlimited’ offers
NTC sees strong broadband growth for CATV firms
PLDT to raise PHP5-PHP10bn for 2010 expansion plans
BayanTel sets 2010 CAPEX at PHP1.4bn
PLDT’s fourth-quarter net profit up 15.5% y-o-y
Globe Telecom earmarks 2010 CAPEX of USD500m
PLDT’s fibre expansion hits another target
NTC relents: allows big telcos to take part in 3G auction
Globe outlines spending plans for 2010
Smart moves with NSN to unify billing
NTC gives green light to BellTel sale
BayanTel petitions court to shelve Extelcom’s rehab plan
Globe reports 11% rise in net profit for 2009
PLDT ups 2010 CAPEX to PHP28bn
Globe to deploy a further 2,000 sites for 3G, WiMAX
Digitel Mobile (Sun) reports eleven million subscribers
Bayan joins lists of telcos disgruntled at new RAO rules
Schutzengel Telecom submits application for 3G licence
New WiMAX operator to spread wings in Philippines
Globe lights second fibre-optic backbone
Globe calls on NTC to cancel RAO order
Level 3 inks deal with PLDT in the Philippines
NTC to draw up plans for final 3G spectrum auction
NTC to resurrect SIM registration plan
Smart, Globe issue injunctions to stop pulse billing
NTC warns telcos over non-compliance re: per-pulse billing
SMC changes tack with possible BellTel bid
Globe accelerates WiMAX push
EasyCall shareholder ups stake to provide cash for broadband venture
PLDT raises PHP7bn to fund next year’s CAPEX plan
CURE, Smart apply for licence extension
Philippines’ regulator announces new ‘per pulse’ billing
PLDT prepares for BPL rollout
ZTE to work with SingTel on LTE trial
Globe Telecom secures USD64m loan to fund CAPEX work
Digitel and Bayan cut 9M losses on improved sales
Globe sets 2010 CAPEX target at USD500m
Globe Telecom’s 9M09 net profit up 12.3% y-o-y
NTC pours water on Smart party; new frequencies ‘only temporary’
PLDT beats market forecasts as 3Q09 net income climbs 49%
Smart awarded new frequency bandwidth
Globe wireless broadband network ‘overwhelmed’ by surge in demand
Promotional campaigns driving Red Mobile subs take-up
PLDT launches IPTV service
PLDT secures PHP2.5bn loan for fixed line business
Smart snaps up Primeworld Digital Systems Inc
PLDT gets nod to operate terminal station for AAG cable
PLDT says 540,000 customers now using NGN
Smart to reveal slowdown in subscriber take-up, report says
NTC decides to extend BellTel’s cellular licence
Bayan still seeking 3G licence
SMS tax attacked
BayanTel looks for VAS partners
Digitel asks NTC to act on WiMAX frequencies application
Easycall awarded data services licence
BayanTel to ask court to reconsider 3G licence rejection
BayanTel halves losses in H1 2009
Digitel’s 1H earnings show reduced net loss on mobile gains
Filipino operators agree to implement lower mobile rates by December
PLDT reports 15% rise in 2Q profits, increases full-year outlook
Globe Telecom posts 16% rise in Q2 profit
Piltel pulls plug on plan
NTC puts in place new pulse metering rules
PLDT plans to sign 600k users to NGN by year-end
NTC mulls auctioning regional WiMAX licences
Extelcom sale to San Miguel could happen within months
Power utility Meralco to test BPL technology
Wait a sec - Globe asks NTC to pause on per-second billing
Court bars NTC from reallocating Extelcom’s frequencies
NTC clamps down on mobile SPAM
EasyCall targets schools, hospitals to drive up revenue
Ericsson to provide Smart with W-CDMA/HSPA upgrade
CURE’s Red Mobile service seeks one million subs by end-2009
Globe now holds most 2.5GHz-2.7GHz spectrum for wireless broadband
NTC publishes new rules to ‘solve’ telecoms issues
Digitel owner sets out 2009 CAPEX targets
NTT Comm sets up new Filipino unit for Japanese corporates
Smart unveils ‘unlimited-call’ service
Smart to buy out Piltel minority shareholders
PLDT: AAG cable system to go live by August, paper says
PLDT allocates USD565 million for 2009 CAPEX plans
Globe Telecom readies FTTH launch
Digitel calls foul over PLDT’s ‘unfair’ ad-based service Red Mobile
Globe ups wireless broadband coverage to meet demand
Globe launches pre-paid service DUO
Court intercedes to stop NTC’s frequency reallocation
Regulator says PLDT’s ‘unlimited’ landline offer breaks rules
No Go; Digitel boss dismisses takeover rumours
Smart smarting at SMS tax plan
PLDT to offer FTTH in 2009
Digitel (Sun Cellular) to double revenues, take post-paid lead this year
Globe secures PHP5bn loan for network investments
TELICPHIL selects ECI Telecom for nationwide DWDM expansion
Smart buys 40% equity stake in ISP Primeworld
PLDT hints at delays in completing AAG cable project
Globe Telecom launches converged fixed line, mobile service
PLDT postpones launch of Japanese MVNO service
Globe 1Q profits defy downturn; climb 17% y-o-y
PLDT’s first-quarter income down 8% on forex losses
Digitel: 2008 losses reach PHP2bn, revenues up 36.5%
Globe Telecom secures USD50m funding from Canadian lender
Express Telecom receives additional 10MHz frequency
Globe given mobile internet green light
Government looks to regulate telecoms rates with new Bill
Sun shines in Q1
Benpres: no plans to sell majority stake in BayanTel
Extelcom unveils ten-year USD1.3bn CAPEX plan
Globe secures PHP1bn five-year loan from Landbank
Huawei, Globe deploy 2.5GHz WiMAX network
Smart upgrades MMS platform with mBridge
PacNet to invest up to USD15m per annum in cable upgrade
San Miguel confirms plan to buy Extelcom shares
Piltel to exit telecoms arena
Globe increases bond offer to PHP5bn
Cableco Global Destiny in PHP700m network upgrade; targets broadband market
Globe queries legality of NTC decision to bar it from 3G frequency auction
Telcos support ban of mobile phones while driving
San Miguel nears deal on Extelcom purchase
PLDT reports rise in net profits despite economic downturn
Philcomsat petitions NTC for frequency allocation
Digitel to acquire more shares of its Sun Cellular subsidiary
Extelcom requests more cellular frequencies for GSM re-launch
Court of Appeals dismisses Next Mobile’s 3G bid
PLDT raises PHP5 billion
Digital (Sun Cellular) falls short of ten million subscriber target
Globe to raise USD64m through bonds
Smart selects NEC for trunk microwave system
Smart awards ECI Telecom two-year managed services deal
NTC’s ‘use it or lose it’ warning to operators
Globe reports strong Q4 revenues, but full-year net profits down 15%
Express Telecom looking to kick-start cellular business
PLDT targets three or four million new mobile adds. in 2009
NTC seeks comment on draft WiLL rules
Piltel considers 3G launch
NTC calls on telcos to improve broadband service quality
NTC publishes draft circulars on mobile content development and bandwidth usage
Smart to complete HSPA rollout by end-Jan
NTC seeks industry input on fifth 3G licence tender plan
PLDT to purchase Philcom; ETPI unit given additional service areas
Globe Telecom secures USD66m loan for 2009 CAPEX
Court lifts ban on awarding BWA frequency reallocation
NTC to implement new interconnection rules in January
EasyCall mulls offering VAS via satellite
San Miguel, Qtel to launch Filipino wireless broadband service
Court of Appeals stops NTC from issuing 3G licence
EasyCall plans secondary rights sale to fund network rollout
PLDT targets one million DSL users by 2010
Appeals court throws out MMTI’s 3G licence appeal
CURE launches RED Mobile in the Philippines
Digitel reports widening 9M08 losses
Globe’s profit down on lower revenues
PLDT reports falling profits for 9M08
EasyCall announces network rollout plan
NTC petitions DoJ for a swift decision on Smart’s CURE purchase
PixSense wins mobile multimedia platform order from Globe
Smart allocates PHP9.57bn for new projects
NTC approves gateway interconnection for telcos
Cellcos warn SMS costs will rise if state takes half their revenues
PLDT to take delivery of ECI broadband access solution
PLDT, NTT hold Japanese joint venture talks
BayanTel expects to post loss on higher dollar-denominated debts
Ministry backs new bill to cut interconnection rates
EasyCall to seek regulatory approval for WiMAX
NTC backs away from MNP citing high costs
Digital reports H1 loss of PHP2 billion on FOREX, market losses
PLDT Subic Telecom completes network upgrade
Globe’s 1H net profit down 3%
PLDT second quarter profit growth sluggish, blames inflation
Globe spends USD7.9m on mobile content group
Sun rising in the Philippines
Globe secures USD90m loan facility to fund CAPEX plans
Digitel (Sun Cellular) selects Ceragon for IP wireless backhaul migration
Smart, Piltel report three million net adds in 1H, but slowdown setting in
WiLL drives fixed telephony business in 2006, NTC report says
CURE looking for 60,000-70,000 mobile subscribers by year-end
SingTel to increase Globe Telecom stake to 47.34%
PLDT to invest USD559m on network expansion
House splits DoTC to create new ICT department
Smart baulks at NTC’s proposed cap on SMS, voice charges
Cable outage disrupts PLDT, Smart services
Regulator to study reducing access charges between networks
Smart secures additional 3G frequencies to roll out new services
Sun shines on Sun; cellco hits six million subscriber mark
State considers plan to make cellcos offer free SMS
Free 3G, the perfect CURE?
Philippines passes DICT Bill
Globe unveils WiMAX investment plans
PLDT introduces VoIP service for overseas workers
PLDT’s Q1 net income up 21% on mobile gains
Inflation, strong peso contribute to falling net profit at Globe
CURE picks 3ple-Media's Mercury mobile multimedia platform
PLDT: Smart, Talk N’Text subscribers top 32 million-mark
Globe Telecom launches mobile TV service
PLDT’s Smart acquires CURE via ownership buyout
NTC close to decision on 3G licences; says low usage may hinder rollout
Digitel reports strong 2007 financials
Globe sets aside USD450m for 2008 CAPEX
CORRECTION: IRG looks to acquire Pacnet’s entire stake in Philippine JV
IRG to buy out PacNet’s Filipino stake
Prime to deploy Filipino WiMAX network
HP courts mobile operators for 3G-ready laptops
PLDT calls halt to NGN migration plan
Globe Telecom inks PHP2.5bn loan facility with Metrobank
Globe applies to NTC for additional 3G frequencies
PLDT exceeds 2007 profit target
Smart to sell i-mode services in Philippines
PLDT says fibre-optic network to have 1Tbps capacity by end-2008
PLDT’s 2008 CAPEX unchanged at USD610m
PLDT sets aside USD550m to upgrade networks, services
Globe may borrow up to USD300m for network expansion
Government to negotiate sale of ETPI stake
Globe Telecom reports 13% rise in net income in 2007
NTC publishes details of new draft VoIP law
Regulator to impose charges for access, exchange codes
DOTC keen to resurrect broadband network project
DoCoMo increases stake in Philippines' PLDT
Sun Cellular selects OceanLake for MobileMail platform
PLDT buys Piltel's fixed line business for USD20 million
Digitel beats year-end target for mobile subs
Globe expands Yahoo! services for mobile users
PLDT loses court battle; must pay higher regulatory fee
PLDT to restructure fixed line unit to facilitate NGN rollout
Smart ups 2007 CAPEX to USD234m
Government to sell 10% of ETPI
Globe’s 9M revenues, net profit up 11% and 4% respectively
PLDT’s core profit up 13%, raises FY outlook
NTC awards BellTel mobile network licence
NTC proposes new VoIP guidelines
ISM acquires a further 9.8% of ETPI
Cable association moves to block myTV
PLDT to stop selling USD3 pre-paid landline service
NTC meets with PLDT, Globe and Sun to discuss broadband project
PLDT announces redundancies
Cellcos focus on mobile TV after 3G fails to excite
Court halts broadband project
575 PLDT workers to go
Globe announces major rebrand for all business, consumer operations
Globe Telecom sees HSDPA as tool in battle to gain internet users
Globe seeks NTC lead on ‘mobile poaching’
Forex gains help Digitel to cut net loss in H1
Globe earmarks up to USD900m for network expansion
Globe Telecom reports 12% rise in H1 profit
PLDT reports strong demand for broadband services
NTC backs modernisation plan; DoTC calls for NBN rollout
PLDT’s Q2 profit rises on cellular gains, raises full-year guidance
BOW wow: Smart acquires 30% of Irish company
Smart links with Inmarsat to expand satellite coverage
Smart rolls out new mobile TV service
Complaints grow over ‘poor’ quality of mobile services
NTT ups PLDT stake to 15.5%
Smart, Piltel report more than 27 million subscribers – end-June
PLDT anticipates strong third quarter performance
DoCoMo looking to up PLDT holding to 21%
PLDT’s Pangilinan hints at major telecoms investment plan
Eastern Telecoms to invest PHP600m on NGN platform
Digitel unveils USD250m network investment; 3G launch set for 2008
PLDT signs up to USD500m SE Asia fibre-optic project
Government proposes new lower fee for mobile phones
PLDT unit Subictel announces PHP212 million fibre project
Globe Telecom posts strong results in first quarter
PLDT profits flat-line in Q1, although core earnings up
Digitel losses narrow in 2006
Ericsson wins mobile softswitch contract to update Smart's satellite network
Cellcos in fresh protest over new fee
DoCoMo raises PLDT stake to 14.5%
PacNet to roll out Filipino WiMAX network
Globe targets broadband growth and plans cable investment
PacNet launches VoIP
UTStarcom wins NGN contract from PLDT
NTC publishes draft of new consumer protection rules
PLDT net earnings up 3% in 2006
Smart Communications claims near 60% market share
Government finally sells PTIC stake to First Pacific
PLDT to spend USD416.8 million in 2007 on network upgrades
PLDT baulks at ‘free’ interconnection plan
PLDT mobile subscriber base tops 24 million, end-2006
NTC raps cellcos’ knuckles over SMS spamming
Globe’s net income up 14% in 2006
First Pacific seeks shareholder approval for PTIC acquisition
Mobile operators drive Filipino investments in 2006
Smart inks five-year Metrobank loan for CAPEX requirements
DoCoMo to buy more PLDT shares
Digitel to invest USD200 million in 2007 for mobile expansion
First Pacific expected to increase PLDT stake
Parallax Capital submits highest bid for PLDT stake
Globe, fastmobile launch myGlobe mobile community service
Smart in talks with DoCoMo for 3G content
Eastern Telecom selects Nokia for network modernisation contract
Telenor champions broadband over satellite service
Government’s sale of PLDT stock put back to 8 Dec
Lopez looking for buyer for BayanTel
Five line up to bid for government’s PLDT stake
OceanLake’s mobile gateway chosen by Globe
PLDT reports 55% rise in profits in Q3
Benpres reduces equity holding in Digitel Telecommunications
Globe third quarter profits up 59% on forex gains
Digitel (Sun Cellular) earmarks PHP6.3 billion for 3G networks
INNOVE Communications signs roaming deal with Boingo
NTC asks Smart to explain its reasons for IPO no show
NTC licenses two more for VoIP services
Globe Telecom sides with PLDT in rejecting competition policy
PLDT president rules out listing for Smart
PLDT cuts Innove’s VoIP service in dispute over access charges
NTC sees 2007 as earliest date for completing new competition policy
Cablecos spy new opportunities in IPTV
EasyCall asks NTC to nullify fees
PLDT ups Philweb stake to 25.5%
Typhoon Milenyo wreaks havoc with cellphone networks
NTC says BayanTel can reduce local, international call rates
Globe launches 3G wireless datacard service, Globe Visibility
NTC adds frequency for broadband wireless access
Globe selects Nokia for softswitch upgrade
CURE to raise capital for 3G rollout
Smart announces plans to trim 3G spend
ISP Mozcom launches VoIP with webcasting
BayanTel inks DSL deal with Ericsson
NTC to investigate operators with significant market power
PLDT aims for a million broadband subscribers within three years
PLDT profits down 8% on FOREX loss and depreciation
Subscriber gains boost Globe’s profit by 37% in 1H 2006
Lawmakers consider revised 3G licence fees
DoF maintains fiscal incentive stance
PLDT chairman hints at strong second quarter performance
BayanTel requests licences to operate in provinces
ePLDT acquires SPi Technologies
PLDT expands NGN/ADSL coverage
BayanTel says it will take three years to deploy mobile network
NTC to instruct VoIP operators to provide rural coverage
UPDATE: Ericsson to roll out 100,000 DSL lines for BayanTel
Globe asks NTC to intercede over ‘predatory pricing’
BayanTel picks Ericsson for broadband expansion
BayanTel to sell unused fibre capacity
NTC calls for compulsory SIM registration law
Sun Cellular completes phase five of network expansion
Next Mobile redoubles efforts to win 3G licence
Telcos come under fire from both regulator and finance department
Finance department opposes 3G tax breaks
PLDT launches SWUP wireless data service
PLDT part of group to build trans-Pacific cable network
Teligent supplies PLDT/Smart with convergent platform
Filipino authorities approve VoIP bill
Globe Telecom inks 3G content deal with ESPN
NTC asks for help to stop illegal cable access
Digitel denies holding talks with Malaysian investors
Piltel reports 26% in net income in 2005
PLDT’s net profits fall 7% in 1Q
Globe secures 3G tax perk
Digitel picks Huawei for GSM network expansion
NTC threatens to remove licences if operators breach SMS spam rules
Globe launches commercial HSDPA network
ePLDT buys internet-based gaming firm PhilWeb
Smart renames Smart Wifi, Smart Bro
Two million subscribers, but Digitel falls short of end-2005 target
Globe Telecom and RIM roll out BlackBerry 8700g handset
Globe’s fixed line unit Innove hopes to provide stiff competition
NTC orders cellcos to stop spam SMS
Congressman calls for probe into sub-standard broadband
Smart improves 3G coverage, claims nationwide service
VoIP bill nears approval
Galloping growth over, says Globe
Globe, fastmobile team up for messaging and content access solutions
Digital denies blocking access to rival ISPs
Globe to launch 3G in 2Q
PLDT unit gets Nortel fibre-optic upgrade
Alcatel promotes IPTV for rural Filipinos
NTT completes PLDT stake sale to DoCoMo
PLDT picks Clarity to upgrade PSTN to NGN
Globe Telecom links with Japanese firm to offer IP calls
PLDT reports record profits in 2005
Piltel reports a 38% profits hike in 2005
Suarez urges NTC to nullify 3G licence awards
Smart deploys Motorola Wi-Fi DSL service
ePLDT buys 60% stake in online gaming firm
Smart announces launch of free 3G trial
Digitel to spend PHP3.8 billion on 3G, fixed line services
PHP20 billion wiped off PLDT’s stock following Morgan Stanley downgrade
Globe Telecom earmarks USD100 million for UMTS network
NTT DoCoMo to pay USD443 million for 7% of PLDT
First Pacific looks to consolidate PLDT stake
Digitel asks NTC to mediate in interconnection talks
ePLDT and NTT buddy up to offer instant messaging
Globe announces 3G pilot and hints at end-March launch
PLDT and M1 strike pre-paid service deal
Nokia picks up Smart 3G contract
Losers mount last dash bids for final 3G licence
Bayantel seeks review on failed 3G bid
Rebels launch attacks on cellphone sites
PLDT revises access charges
Globe Telecom aims for 2006 3G launch
NTC rejects Next Mobile’s 3G application
Smart to launch payphone business
DoCoMo to invest USD300 million in PLDT
Cellcos put up ‘performance bonds’ to guarantee 3G delivery
NTC unveils ‘pro-competition’ policy document
NTC to issue 3G licences before end-year
MobileOne in tie-up with PLDT and Smart
Nokia and PLDT to develop fixed-mobile convergence
Next to invest USD370 million in 3G
Smart to invest USD60 million in 3G; Bayantel wants licence
Digitel to launch mobile e-mail; Globe to launch 3G
SMS tax to be implemented; mobile market slows
Globe 3Q profit rises 2.8%
PLDT profit rises
Digitel asks court to dismiss Piltel suit
Globe wants to offer 3G
PLDT wants to reduce debts ahead of schedule
PLDT expects mobile users to drop
Sun Cellular contracts Alcatel for expansion
NTC tells Smart to settle dispute
NTC opens up VoIP market
NTT launches W-LAN in Philippines
PLDT strikes Wi-Fi roaming deals
ISM wants control of Eastern Telecom
Smart contests ETPI sale
NTC rules on VoIP
Globe launches 3G trial
PLDT raises Airborne Access stake
Piltel 1H earnings increase
Globe reports 38% fall in net profit
Globe shares fall on H2 revenue fears
SMART to get Motorola Canopy wireless broadband equipment
BayanTel plans mobile launch
Philippines need USD27 million to connect schools
Regulator approves broadband merger
Government/Intel sign wireless broadband agreement
Meridian to invest PHP2 billion in broadband
NTC warns cellcos about unused licences
Qualcomm wants 3G this year
Telcos say no thanks to 3G
Sun Cellular expands; Globe to launch nationwide
NTC releases new 3G rules
PLDT wants to buy Bayantel
PLDT expects full year profits to reach PHP27 billion
Manufacturers vow to improve handset quality
Digitel to invest USD200 million in 2006
Digitel wins price offer fight
Telof to launch VoIP in unserved areas
Companies told to stop resisting VoIP deregulation
Innove to launch internet services
Digitel contracts equipment suppliers for expansion
First Pacific considers PLDT acquisition
PLDT reports Q1 growth
Fixed lines grow by 4.52% in 2004
Bayantel to invest in broadband
Globe reports flat Q1
GSM growth could boost economy
PLDT consolidates mobile operations; revives satellite plans
Digitel’s net loss widens in 2004
Stop opposing VoIP says government
Smart asks NTC to conduct network tests
Danish firm to invest USD8 million in the Philippines
NTC launches draft policy on VoIP
NTC approves VoIP calls
NTC calls for six-second billing
NTC to crack down on mobile spam
PLDT wants tie-ups with Singapore and the US
SingTel reduces Globe stake to 45.1%
PLDT expects 80,000 DSL subscribers by end-2005
USD200 million expansion plan for Sun Cellular
Smart and Piltel to launch unlimited talk/text offer
NTC plans new legislation
PLDT reports record net profit
VoIP market to see early liberalisation
Singtel to increase Globe stake
SingTel looks to strengthen its Philippine portfolio
Smart buys equipment from Nokia
Globe wants Subic Bay contract
Nokia bags Smart expansion order
SingTel increases Globe stake
NTC announces public consultation over 3G/VoIP
Smart looking to expand ex-pat cellular service to Singapore
Regulator considers sale of two 3G concessions
Smart battles it out with NTC
Mobile sector pushes net profit up for Filipino telcos
Future looks bleak for Sun Cellular
Piltel creditors say debt buy-back deal not Smart enough
Globe predicting 46% rise in profits on back of strong mobile sales
PLDT and Globe both report record growth in 1Q
Smart opts for Empower Interactive SMS upgrade
Smart to take on Piltel’s debt
Record profits and strong subscriber gains keep PLDT at No.1
Wireless gains boost Globe’s bottom line
Nokia gets Smart
PLDT orders broadband equipment
Smart to upgrade SMS service
PLDT wireless subs top 13 million
Alcatel to expand Digitel’s GSM network
Globe selects Nokia for EDGE rollout
PLDT: mobile subscriber growth quadruples net income
Deutsche Telekom exits Globe
SingTel and Ayala let share option deadline slip: could still buy Globe
Express Telecom ditches GSM for CDMA
Charges on job cuts and loss-making companies cost PLDT dear
Verizon cuts Bayantel free
PLDT profits exceed expectations
Globe awards Nokia Philippine contract
PLDT’s Piltel writedown surprises analysts
FCC intervenes in US-Philippines tariff spat