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PHL shows vast improvement in 4G speeds — OpenSignal

THE PHILIPPINES improved in long-term evolution (LTE) availability and speed from last year due to the expansion of services by the telecommunications giants, according to a recent report.

Happy GDPR Day — but not for some US websites

The EU's flagship new data protection laws came into effect on Friday but hit an early hitch as several major US news websites were...

SEC warns against online investment scams with paid-to-click schemes

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has advised the public against investment scams with paid-to-click (PTC) programs, noting that some may be Ponzi schemes...

Netflix says these smart TVs are best for binge-watching

Netflix released a list of its recommended smart TVs that are ideal for watching Netflix content. The internet TV streaming giant came up with its...

Jollibee ordered to suspend delivery website after data breach

The National Privacy Commission (NPC) has ordered Jollibee Foods Corporation (JFC) to suspend its online food delivery operations and implement preventive website security measures...

Wattpad seeks more PHL partners as it expects user growth

Entertainment company Wattpad looks to forge more partnerships for the adaptation of its content into other media as it expects an increase in its...

Google ramps up Gmail privacy controls in major update

San Francisco -- Google on Wednesday ramped up privacy controls in a Gmail overhaul, aiming first at businesses that use its suite of workplace...

Now Corp’s strong revenue growth fuels profit surge

NOW Corp.'s profit in 2017 surged on the back of higher revenues from software licenses and services and broadband services. In a disclosure to the...

Google urges small businesses to invest in online presence to help...

GOOGLE, is encouraging businesses of all sizes across all industries to shift towards digital and create mobile-optimized websites in order to leverage and “reach...

Smart prepaid subscribers get free one-hour daily YouTube access until July

PLDT Inc. wireless unit Smart Communications Inc. (Smart) is giving prepaid customers free access for one hour daily to YouTube until July 15. Smart said...

Zuckerberg vows to alert all whose data may have been exposed

Facebook Inc.’s Mark Zuckerberg, breaking a media silence on the latest consumer imbroglio to engulf the social media company, vowed to inform each of...

Smart leads in LTE speed, while Globe beats rival in availability...

PLDT's Smart Communications, Inc. provides faster long-term evolution (LTE) speeds than Globe Telecom Inc, a UK-based company said. In its report titled "State of Mobile Networks:...

Internet overseers weigh privacy of website owners

SAN FRANCISCO — The group overseeing Internet addresses is scrambling to balance the privacy of website owners and the right to know who is...

Web vulnerabilities in 2017 surge 212% — study

The number of web application vulnerabilities soared to an alarming rate in 2017, with more than a third these vulnerabilities unsolvable by any software fix,...

PHL broadband, mobile speeds improve in Jan. but below global averages

THE PHILIPPINES improved its speed ratings in a study of fixed broadband and mobile performance in January, though it remained well below global averages,...

PLDT to surrender CURE frequencies at no charge

PLDT, Inc. has agreed to the government’s plan to assign frequencies held by Connectivity Unlimited Resource Enterprise (CURE) to the telecom industry’s “third player”...

MVP: P3B a ‘good price’ for CURE frequency

By Patrizia Paola C. Marcelo, Reporter PLDT, Inc. Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Manuel V. Pangilinan said P3 billion is a “good price” for possible...

DICT gearing up for resistance to frequency redistribution

By Patrizia Paola C. Marcelo, Reporter THE Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) said it is studying ways to make the allocation of telecommunications spectrum...

Net neutrality in the Philippines — is it necessary?

In the US, the freedom to tap the resource that we know as the Internet has been limited by its Federal Communications Commission (FCC),...

One telco eyed for remaining frequencies

THE DEPARTMENT of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) is looking at allocating the remaining telco frequencies to one player or consortium of players in...

Repealing net neutrality: Much ado about nothing

By Michael R. Wade  On December 14th, the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) repealed the American net neutrality rules that went into effect in 2015. Net...

PHL e-commerce channels for FMCGs underdeveloped — Kantar

ELECTRONIC commerce (e-commerce) remains underdeveloped in the Philippines for selling fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG), with traditional retail outlets still the leading point of purchase,...

More govt’s manipulate media with ‘bots,’ trolls — study

WASHINGTON -- More governments are following the lead of Russia and China by manipulating social media and suppressing dissent online in a grave threat...

PLDT invests P7B in undersea cable system

PLDT, INC. on Monday said it is investing around P7 billion ($136.7 million) in a new Trans-Pacific cable system that will be built and...

PLDT completes fiber network rollout in BGC

PLDT, INC. has completed its rollout of fiber-powered broadband facilities in commercial and residential buildings and other areas in Bonifacio Global City (BGC). In a...

DICT targets 250,000 WiFi access points by 2022

THE Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) said it plans to build 250,000 WiFi access points before the end of the term of...

Senator puts telecom firms to task

TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICE providers better shape up, Senator Grace S. Poe warned yesterday, as she recently launched a social media campaign that compiles complaints from...

Smart launching LTE service in Cebu

PLDT, Inc. subsidiary Smart Communications said it is offering long-term evolution (LTE) services in Cebu for Sun subscribers. Mario G. Tamayo, PLDT and Smart Senior...

Smart says tests show improved LTE speeds

SMART Communications, Inc. said over the weekend internal tests have shown improvements in its mobile data speeds in Metro Manila. In a statement, the wireless...

Google, Amazon join online protest of net neutrality change

HOW MANY online activists does it take to save Silicon Valley’s favorite Obama-era regulation? Organizers of an online protest aimed at derailing a Republican plan...

Feeding the PHL’s growing appetite for connectivity

TODAY, there are at least 3.6 billion Internet users in the world and more than 54 million are located in the archipelagic Philippines. In...

Spectrum deal seen to speed up Internet service

Growth of Internet commerce as well as social media sites have helped fuel demand for faster Internet services in the Philippines. (AFP) by Krista Angela...

No way but up for e-commerce

By Melissa Luz T. Lopez, Reporter In this age of smartphones, everything is a tap or two away for anyone online. As a result, work and...

Using the Internet!

Getting the edge in professional selling Terence A. Hockenhull THE INTERNET IS a fabulous resource and it disturbs me that so few salespeople appreciate its real...

Luxury brands struggle to attract Internet generation

SAN FRANCISCO -- Seducing hyper-connected millennials poses an increasing challenge for luxury brands, which find their markets slowing as young, skeptical consumers force them...

How the Philippines ranks in global connectivity

Huawei's Global Connectivity Index 2016 measures how 50 economies are progressing with digital transformation using Information and Communications Technology. Check out the Philippines' connectivity...

Which Asian country loads Web pages the fastest?

These are the rankings of Asian countries in terms of broadband and mobile speeds. The rankings were part ofAKAMAI Technologies Inc.'s State of the...