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PLDT Enterprise teams up with GritXL

THE ENTERPRISE business of PLDT, Inc. has been tapped by local company GritXL to provide broadband connection for the latter’s building in Morong, Rizal.

PLDT allots record P78-billion capex for 2019

PLDT, Inc. is allocating a record P78.4 billion in capital expenditures (capex) for this year, 34% higher than last year’s figure, as the telecommunications giant ramps up its network expansion amid the impending entry of a new player.

Duterte vents on PLDT hotline, company assures action

PLDT Inc. on Tuesday issued a statement in response to President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s remarks last Sunday that he will “shut down” the company if it cannot set up more trunklines to accommodate citizens’ complaints.

Google Stations rolled out in PHL

TECH GIANT Google has partnered with PLDT, Inc. and its wireless subsidiary Smart Communications, Inc. for the establishment of “open, free and high quality Internet access” in 50 locations around the country.

Bullish PLDT to increase capex for 2019

PLDT, Inc. is optimistic for 2019, as it readies a bigger capital expenditure (capex) budget to further expand its network.

PLDT, GMA team up for digital television

PLDT, Inc. and wireless unit Smart Communications, Inc. are working with GMA Network, Inc.’s New Media, Inc. (NMI) to assist the television network in its digital transformation.

DICT seeks mandatory unlocking of devices for postpaid users

THE DEPARTMENT of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) is seeking to implement a policy requiring telecommunications companies to unlock mobile devices after a lock-in period.

PLDT closes IFC’s $40-M investment in Voyager

INTERNATIONAL Finance Corp. (IFC) and IFC Emerging Asia Fund has completed their $40-million investment in Voyager Innovations, Inc., according to the tech company’s parent PLDT, Inc.

Tencent, KKR complete $175-M investment in PLDT’s Voyager

CHINESE tech company Tencent Holdings Ltd. and investment firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR) on Wednesday completed its $175-million investment in Voyager Innovations, Inc., according to PLDT, Inc.

PLDT’s Voyager gets $40-M investment from IFC

THE World Bank’s sister organization International Finance Corp. (IFC) and IFC Emerging Asia Fund are investing $40 million in PLDT, Inc.’s technology unit Voyager Innovations, the telecommunications giant said on Monday.

PLDT: 3rd player not a threat yet

PLDT, Inc. said on Thursday it does not expect an immediate significant impact from the entry of a new major telecommunications player, as it would take several years for the latter to establish its network.

PLDT to launch 5G cell site in Clark

PLDT, Inc., Smart Communications, Inc. and Ericsson will fire up the country’s first fifth generation (5G) cell site in Clark, Pampanga within the month.

PLDT Enterprise, Solaire expand partnership

PLDT, INC.’s enterprise business is expanding its partnership with Solaire Resort and Casino.

PLDT inks deal with foreign firms for Voyager

PLDT, Inc. announced on Thursday it has signed an agreement to sell separately $175 million worth of shares in its digital innovations unit Voyager Innovations, Inc. to a group of foreign investors led by investment firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR) and Chinese tech company Tencent Holdings Ltd.

PLDT expands deal with Amdocs

PLDT Inc. said on Friday it signed a new agreement with US-based Amdocs to manage and automate the telecommunications giant’s information technology (IT) operations.

PLDT’s Voyager sale to be finalized by end-Sept.

PLDT, Inc.’s sale of Voyager Innovations to foreign investors has now advanced to the next stage, with the finalization of the deal’s term of reference set before the month ends.

PLDT supervisors’ union file notice of strike

THE SUPERVISORS’ union of PLDT, Inc. (PLDT) yesterday filed a notice of strike against the telecommunication firm’s alleged unfair labor practices as they held a protest outside the Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) main office in Manila.

PLDT denies seeking compromise agreement with DoLE

PLDT, Inc. denied on Monday reports it is seeking a compromise agreement with the Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) on its dispute over regularization of employees of the telecommunications giant’s service contractors.

Fitch downgrades PLDT rating

FITCH RATINGS on Tuesday said it downgraded PLDT, Inc.’s long-term foreign- and local-currency issuer default rating (IDR) to “BBB” from “BBB+,” as it embarks on an aggressive capital expenditure (capex) program amid the government’s push for a third telecommunications player.

PLDT, Smart on track to meet data service targets

PLDT, Inc. and wireless subsidiary Smart Communications, Inc. said the group is on track to meet its 2018 targets for the expansion of fixed and wireless networks in the country.

Smart taps Ericsson for 5G roll out in first half of...

PLDT, Inc.’s wireless subsidiary Smart Communications, Inc. said its rollout of fifth generation (5G) technology is set for the first half of 2019 as it ties up with Ericsson.

Foreign investor group eyes majority stake in PLDT unit

A GROUP of foreign private equity investors is looking to acquire a majority stake in Voyager Innovations, Inc., according to PLDT Chairman, President and CEO Manuel V. Pangilinan.

PLDT works with UNICEF

PLDT, Inc. is partnering with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to support children’s welfare in the conduct of its business operations.

DoLE to set up emergency employment program for PLDT workers

The labor department said that it will assist the 7,000 contractual workers of PLDT Inc. (PLDT) through a emergency employment program. "In the meantime, as...

Senate inquiry into PLDT, NutriAsia labor issues sought

THE SENATE Committee on Labor, Employment and Human Resources Development is seeking an inquiry into regularization issues of employees from PLDT Inc. (PLDT) and Nutri-Asia Inc. (NutriAsia).

Progress seen in talks for Voyager

PLDT, Inc. is expecting progress in its talks with partners for its digital innovations unit Voyager Innovations, Inc. in weeks’ time.

PLDT, Smart top Ookla Internet speed tests

PLDT, Inc. and its wireless subsidiary Smart Communications, Inc. obtained the top scores in Ookla’s speed testing study covering the the first half of the year.

An M.V.P. at life

Manny V. Pangilinan is one of the biggest names in the Philippine business scene, whose initials stand for the most-sought after award in a...

The founding of a telecommunications empire

For nearly a hundred years, PLDT has established itself as the leading telecommunications service provider in the Philippines, proving itself a venerable national institution...

DoLE insists PLDT should regularize workers without conditions

THE Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) on Wednesday reiterated that telecommunications giant PLDT, Inc. should regularize the contractual workers of its service providers.

PLDT works to comply with DoLE order; no contracts terminated

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.

PLDT’s int’l submarine cable link to be switched on within 3rd...

PLDT, INC. is looking to fire up its submarine cable link connecting the Philippines to three continents within the third quarter of the year.

‘Third player’ entry drives defensive capital spending by PLDT, Globe

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.

PLDT Enterprise on track for double-digit revenue growth

PLDT, Inc. said its enterprise business is on track to post double-digit revenue growth this year.

PLDT offers networking solutions to improve connectivity of enterprise customers

PLDT Enterprise of PLDT, Inc. announced on Thursday, June 21, it will start offering software-defined wide-area network (SD-WAN) technology to its enterprise customers, aiming...

Cut in interconnection charges to have ‘minimal’ impact on PLDT revenues

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.

PLDT expects growth in 2018 revenues, profit

PLDT, Inc. Chairman, President and CEO Manuel V. Pangilinan on Wednesday expressed confidence the telecommunications giant will “return to growth” in both revenues and profit this year.

PLDT contractuals directed to claim regularization

CONTRACTUAL employees of the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT) were directed on Friday morning, June 1, to “claim their regularization” at the company’s human-resources division in Mandaluyong City, the company said in an advisory on Thursday.

PLDT opens Cebu data center, its 10th in PHL

By Patrizia Paola C. Marcelo, Reporter MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — PLDT, Inc. has launched its tenth data center in the country. The telecommunications giant on Tuesday...

PLDT chief says not keen on partnering with Globe for ‘independent’...

By Patrizia Paola C. Marcelo, Reporter PLDT, INC. is not interested in partnering with rival Globe Telecom, Inc. for the creation of an “independent” cellular...

PLDT core profit increases in Q1

PLDT, Inc. reported higher core profit in the first quarter, driven by a turnaround in its wireless business. In a statement, PLDT said its reported...

PLDT reduces Rocket stake to 2%

PLDT, INC. on Monday said it has completed the sale of most of its shares in German e-commerce investor Rocket Internet. In a statement, PLDT...

PLDT completes partial sale of Rocket Internet shares

PLDT Inc said it has completed its partial sale of its Rocket Internet SE shares. PLDT said in a statement that Rocket Internet AG has...

PLDT appeal on regularization of contractuals denied

THE Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) in a statement on Thursday said it has denied a motion for reconsideration by the Philippine Long...

PLDT not ‘under pressure’ to sell remaining Rocket Internet shares

PLDT, Inc. said it is not under pressure to divest the remaining stake in Rocket Internet after it has started unloading its shares in...