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Smart Padala by PayMaya empowers communities with digital financial services

Digital financial services adoption is growing fast as mobile and internet penetrate all corners of the country. For most of the unbanked and underserved,...

Smart’s very first web series is the romance Find Her

SMART Communications Inc. has finally ventured into the realm of web series as it introduces Find Her, a seven-part miniseries about the role of technology in romance, which drops its first episodes on Feb. 9 on Smart’s YouTube channel.

Mobile number portability bill may be passed this month

TURNS OUT, there may actually be a forever. That is, if a bill providing consumers the option to own their mobile numbers for life, even if they switch telco operators or from prepaid to postpaid, is passed by September as planned.

Facebook and Google chase a new $1 trillion payments market

Surendrasingh Sucharia always has a few thousand rupees in his pocket, but can’t recall the last time he used cash. The 29-year-old product manager...

Is 5G more vulnerable to hackers than 4G? Australia thinks so

Though 5G promises to be so fast it could revolutionize the way we use everything from home appliances to cars, the technology may also...

Smart taps Ericsson for 5G roll out in 2019

PLDT, Inc.’s wireless subsidiary Smart Communications, Inc. said its roll out of fifth generation (5G) technology is booked for the first half of 2019...

5G opens up $1.8-billion revenue opportunity for telco — Ericsson study

Telecommunication companies in the Philippines should tap into 5G technology's potential digitalization revenues, which could reach $1.8 billion by 2026, a study by Ericsson...

Smart rolls out LTE capacity upgrades to Metro Manila sites

PLDT, Inc.’s wireless mobile unit Smart Communications, Inc. said 92% of its network sites in Metro Manila has Long Term Evolution (LTE) and LTE-Advanced...

BPI aims to increase number of clients who access its digital...

Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) said it plans to double the number of its clients who use its electronic channels in the next...

Why top mobile payment companies are struggling to dethrone cash in...

SINGAPORE/HANOI — Bui Mai Phuong is an avid online shopper, ordering anything from clothing to personal-care products from her smartphone. But she prefers to...

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...

How to build a business in an age where everything’s mobile

Ideation, bootstrapping, loaning and crowdfunding can all be done on a device.

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,...

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...

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 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...