3rd telco needs 2G to compete with PLDT, Globe

Posted on by Caroline Siñel in SMS Industry

The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) said third telco player needs bandwidth from 2G frequency to be competitive in the industry and to be able to serve the 2G market. PCC Commissioner Johannes Benjamin R. Bernabe explained how some believed that 4G and 5G frequencies are enough to compete in the market since smartphones today are 4G and 5G capable. But 40% of Filipinos still [...]

List of mobile frequency bands in the Philippines

Posted on by Caroline Siñel in GSM/SMS Technology

Do you want to know how much frequency bandwidth is allocated to each network provider? Below is a list of GSM, UMTS and LTE frequency bands allocated to Smart, Globe, Sun Cellular, Bayantel and Extelcom. This list is useful for those who want to know if their handset/device is compatible with their chosen  [...]

Explaining 2G technology and GSM bands

Posted on by Caroline Siñel in GSM/SMS Technology

Note: This article discusses how 2G/GSM technology works. For an updated list of frequency bands, please go to List of mobile frequency bands 2G is short for second-generation wireless telephone technology. 2G technologies allowed us to make voice calls, send SMS, picture messages, MMS (via GPRS), and connect to the internet via GPRS/EDGE. In order for 2G services to become available in the country, a telco must obtain a 2G license and must  [...]

Red Mobile now compatible with 2G phones

Posted on by Caroline Siñel in SMS Industry

Red Mobile, which was initially introduced to operate only on 3G mobile phones, has now been made available to 2G handsets. "By expanding the scope of our services to 2G handsets, more consumers among the estimated 14 to 16 million Filipino mobile phone users will enjoy the competitive rates offered by our [...]

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