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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 [...]

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 [...]

Red Mobile closes its doors as part of PLDT-Digitel deal

Posted on by Caroline Siñel in SMS Industry

Red Mobile, also known as CURE (Connectivity Unlimited Resource Enterprises Inc.), which is a subsidiary of PLDT, will finally be closing its doors by the end of the month as confirmed by PLDT President Napoleon Nazareno. Red Mobile has a total of 1.3 million subscribers, and so far, about 85% or 1.1 million subscribers has already been migrated to Smart, another subsidiary of PLDT. [...]

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 [...]

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