PLDT finally surrenders CURE frequency for 3rd telco

Posted on by Caroline Siñel in SMS in Government, SMS Industry

PLDT Inc. has officially surrendered its 3G frequency to the government, in compliance with the request from National Telecommunications Commission (NTC). The surrendered frequency is to be allocated to the new player in the telecommunications industry. The 10 MHz 3G frequency was formerly owned by Connectivity Unlimited Resource Enterprises Inc. (CURE), which was returned to NTC as part of [...]

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 Misuse

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) [...]

Globe Telecom tops NTC performance study

Posted on by Caroline Siñel in SMS in Government

The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) has picked Globe Telecom Inc. as the most reliable and efficient mobile phone service provider in Metro Manila, based on their benchmarking study. Tests were conducted last year (Sept. 17 to Oct. 6, 2008) by NTC engineers on three cellular service operators [...]

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