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PLDT finally surrenders CURE frequency for 3rd telco

Posted on by Karlo Thumos in SMS in Government

In compliance with a request from the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC), PLDT Inc. has officially surrendered one of its frequencies to the government. The surrendered frequency is to be allocated to a new player in the telecommunications industry. As per the directive from the NTC, PLDT is giving the frequency for free. The 10 MHz 3G frequency was previously allocated to [...]

PLDT-Digitel deal finally approved by NTC

Posted on by Caroline Siñel in SMS Industry

Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. (PLDT) has finally completed its delayed takeover of rival Digital Telecommunications Philippines, Inc. (Digitel) after securing the much-awaited approval from National Telecommunications Commissions (NTC). PLDT, partly owned by Hong Kong's First Pacific Co Ltd [...]

Types of text scams in the Philippines

Posted on by Caroline Siñel in SMS Abuse

Text scams! Everyone has probably received at least one. But they just won't stop. According to the NTC's One-Stop Public Assistance Center (OSPAC), the number of text scams the agency has received has increased to 55% since 2008.[1] That was already three years ago when the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) [...]