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WITH THE GROWING demand for data scientists in today’s time of big data, machine learning, among others, and demand pegged to continue to outgrow supply (as said by McKinsey & Co.), two educational institutions in the Philippines have kick-started their own data science graduate programs.
DEPARTMENT of Transportation (DoTr) Secretary Arthur P. Tugade appealed to the public for patience while the government is completing its infrastructure projects.
By Patrizia Paola C. Marcelo, Reporter MANILA has one of the lowest fourth generation (4G) download speeds in East and Southeast Asia, a mobile analytics...
SMART COMMUNICATIONS, Inc. and Globe Telecom, Inc. have extended the validity of prepaid cellular credits or “load” below P300 to one year.
THE government has released an initial set of guidelines for its common tower policy, amid hopes that it can accredit as many as two such companies to build common mobile infrastructure by the first quarter of 2019.
PLDT, Inc. on Monday denied it had terminated service contracts with agencies in order to avoid complying with the Department of Labor and Employment’s (DoLE) order to regularize its contractual workers.
THE Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) said that the third entrant into the telecommunications industry will have an advantage over the incumbents because it will not be burdened with legacy systems.
THE ENTRY of the “third player” into the telecommunications market is expected to drive even heavier capital spending at incumbents PLDT, Inc. and Globe Telecom, Inc. on top of their current network investments.
ASG Technologies Group, Inc. is optimistic about its operations in the Philippines given its client base.
MOST Filipinos expect to increase their online spending this year, a study by PayPal Holdings, Inc. and Ipsos said.
THE government has released the draft terms of reference to guide the selection of the new entrant to the telecommunications industry, the so-called “third player,” in which a 40% weighting was assigned to the new company’s ability to serve a percentage of the population, with another 40% of the score to be given to the prospective third player’s capital expenditure and operating expense commitments.
GLOBE FINTECH Innovations, Inc. (Mynt) has partnered with Ant Financial Services Group’s Alipay Financial Services (HK) for a cross-border remittance service that will allow direct money transfers between Hong Kong and the Philippines, tapping the market of overseas Filipino workers (OFW) and their families.
PAYMAYA Philippines, Inc. and Araneta Center, Inc. have partnered to allow passengers at the Araneta Center BusPort to book and pay for their tickets through a cashless system.
THE Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) is pushing for awarding of frequencies to the telecommunications industry’s third entrant to reduce its financial burden, the acting head of the department said.
GMR-Megawide Cebu Airport Corp. (GMCAC) said it is prepared to open the Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) Terminal 2 on July 1.
NOW CORP. on Thursday announced it signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the National Transmission Corp. (TransCo) for the use of the latter’s fiber and microwave assets for the establishment of a nationwide fixed broadband network.
PLDT, Inc. said the reduction of interconnection charges will have no significant effect on the company’s revenues, or result in lower rates for consumers.
THE Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) has ordered the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) to review spectrum user fees for specific frequency bands to determine whether the rights holders are making efficient use of them.
ONLINE shopping aggregator iPrice Group Sdn Bhd is bullish on its prospects in the Philippine market as demand for e-commerce in Southeast Asia continues to grow.
ANZ Philippines CEO Anna Green said the bank has received inquiries from major corporations seeking “opportunistic” investments in Australia.
THE Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) said that the third entrant to the telecommunications industry will have to be allocated more second generation (2G) frequency over the long term to allow it to serve the 2G market.
THE Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) said it hopes to expand its cybersecurity awareness programs in schools this year.
GRAB Philippines (MyTaxi.PH,Inc.) has submitted proposed voluntary commitments to remedy some of the anti-competition issues raised by the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) with parent company Grab Holdings, Inc.’s acquisition of Uber B.V.’s Southeast Asian assets, including the Philippine business.
A GROUP of concerned citizens has called for the recall of locally made steel bars which are claimed to be below standard for high rises, having been quench-tempered instead of being made with micro-alloy.
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.
THE TERMS of reference (ToR) for the bidding on the third major telecommunications player are being finalized as government agencies aim to resolve issues on the additional player.
THE National Privacy Commission (NPC) said that the proposed national identification (ID) system sufficiently safeguards data privacy. NPC Chairman Raymund E. Liboro said that the...
By Patrizia Paola C. Marcelo, Reporter AUSTRALIAN telecommunications company Telstra Corp. Ltd. said it will not join the bidding process for the “third” major telecommunications...
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