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THE Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) on Tuesday said the draft policy on common towers, crafted by the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) and National Telecommunications Commission (NTC), may be anti-competitive as it allows only two tower companies to operate in the first four years of its implementation.
WITH THE EXPECTED rollout of fifth-generation wireless (5G) networks as early as next year, senior executives in the Philippines surveyed by MIT Technology Review said they expect the technology to boost several industries in the country, led by financial services, manufacturing and retail sectors.
LAZADA Philippines expects sales from its annual Nov. 11 shopping event on Sunday to double the previous year’s figure, as budget-conscious Filipino consumers flocked to the website to avail of massive discounts on a wide array of products ranging from gadgets to diapers.
MISLATEL Consortium, the government’s declared provisional new major telco player after last week’s bidding, fired back at one of its competitors that sought to invalidate its win through a motion for reconsideration (MR) filed with the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC).
THE two participants who were disqualified from bidding for the new major telco player have asked the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) to reconsider its decisions.
THE IMPENDING ADDITION to the Philippines’ list of major telecommunications service providers notwithstanding, the new entrant faces systemic constraints to full-blown competition, Fitch Ratings said in a Nov. 7 note e-mailed to journalists on Thursday.
SEVERAL international and domestic flights at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) next week have been cancelled by airlines upon the request of the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) to give way to an air navigational system transition.
A CONSORTIUM formed by China Telecommunications Corp., Dennis A. Uy’s Udenna Corp. and its subsidiary Chelsea Logistics Holdings Corp. and franchise holder Mindanao Islamic Telephone Company, Inc. (Mislatel) emerged as provisional winner in the government’s search for the country’s third major telecommunications service provider after its two contenders were disqualified.
THE NUMBER of available data scientists around the world may soon not be enough to address the growing demand for expertise in the field, and eventually result in the rise of more citizen data scientists (CDS) to help do the job, ASG Technologies Group, Inc. said.
WHATEVER the result of the government’s bidding for a new major telco player will be, the consortium led by former Ilocos Sur Gov. Luis “Chavit” C. Singson said it will still pursue the expansion of its business, which involves the deployment of portable Wi-Fi hotspots connected to a satellite.
THE GOVERNMENT is set to open bids today to kick of the selection of the new entrant to the telecommunications industry -- the so-called “third player” -- amid limited participation by foreign firms, a key withdrawal from the selection process by a domestic firm -- and a legal challenge.
THE operator of the Cavite Expressway (CAVITEx) and the Philippine Reclamation Authority (PRA) are seeking to implement a 20-centavo per kilometer toll rate hike to recoup its P800-million investment in increasing the capacity of the R-1 Expressway.
THE PHILIPPINE Ports Authority (PPA) is aiming to make a decision on Chelsea Logistics Holdings Corp.’s (CLC) P11.2-billion unsolicited proposal for the development of Sasa port in Davao City before the year ends.
THE Department of Transportation (DoTr) said a commercial agreement with China for the Subic-Clark Railway may not be ready for signing when Chinese President Xi Jinping visits next month.
THE consortium led by former politician Luis “Chavit” C. Singson’s LCS Group of Companies and TierOne Communications International, Inc. has acquired a stake in a broadband satellite operator, saying this deal will allow it to provide broadband services in the Philippines at a lower cost.
THE Department of Transportation (DoTr) on Sunday said it is ready to sign an agreement with the Japanese government for the use of official development assistance (ODA) to fund the rehabilitation of the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3) following the initial roll out of new trains.
A MARKETING technology company said the continuing patronization of Filipinos of television is boosting its business in the country, with the firm offering advertisers the technology to launch digital campaigns in sync with TV content.
THE North Luzon Expressway (NLEx) Harbor Link Segment 10 mainline is slated to open in December after the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) successfully completed the delivery of right-of-way for the alignment of the toll road.
THE Cavite barge terminal, privately funded by International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI), is set to begin full operations next month, the Department of Transportation (DoTr) said on Friday.
THE LAND TRANSPORTATION Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) on Thursday approved fare increases for public utility vehicles (PUV), prompting the country’s biggest labor group to press for a wage hike for Metro Manila’s private sector workers at a time of successive multiyear-high monthly inflation rates.
SAN MIGUEL Holdings Corp. (SMHC) has committed to shouldering the costs for right-of-way acquisition and local government permits for its proposed New Manila International Airport in Bulacan in order to secure the go signal from the Department of Transportation (DoTr).