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PLDT warns of slower internet during maintenance on submarine cables

PLDT Inc. on Thursday warned customers that they might experience slower internet speeds from Sept. 26 to 30 due to maintenance activities on submarine cables.

PLDT says lockdown left 300 areas inaccessible for repairs, installations

PLDT Inc. and its wireless subsidiary Smart Communications, Inc. said they have asked the government to make more than 300 areas accessible for installation and repair works.

PLDT studies opportunities in ABS-CBN’s SkyCable

PLDT, Inc. said Monday it was exploring opportunities in Sky Cable Corp., a subsidiary of ABS-CBN Corp. 

DMC purchase of PLDT assets gets regulatory approval

THE Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) green-lit DMC Urban Property Developers, Inc.’s acquisition of the Makati-based office building assets of PLDT Inc.

PLDT, Meralco donate equipment in virus fight

PLDT, INC. and Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) have turned over P45 million worth of hospital equipment to East Avenue Medical Center for its new facility to respond to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

PLDT’s Pangilinan proposes standards to measure telco service improvements

PLDT, INC. is proposing internationally adopted standards to measure the improvements made by the telecommunications sector by December.

PLDT defers plan to redevelop Makati property, cites pandemic

PLDT, INC. is putting on hold the plan to redevelop the company’s Ramon Cojuangco Building (RCB) in a prime spot in Makati City, its chairman said.

OUTLIER: 5G rollout, Duterte threat on telcos drive PLDT’s stock movement

MARKET PLAYERS reacted to news surrounding telecom giant PLDT, Inc. last week — namely, President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s renewed threats to close or expropriate telco firms if they do not improve on their services, and the announcement of PLDT subsidiary Smart Communications, Inc. to launch its fifth-generation (5G) service starting the end of July.

Central Luzon reopens economy amid COVID-19

Around 80,000 employees have returned to work By Mariel Alison L. Aguinaldo Companies across various industries have restarted their operations in Central Luzon amid the COVID-19...

PLDT Enterprise backs up struggling small businesses

PLDT Enterprise is offering a business “solutions bundle” that is specifically designed to help struggling micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) restart their operations...

PLDT’s proposed US-dollar bonds gets S&P’s BBB+ rating

PLDT Inc. (PLDT) is proposing to issue US dollar-denominated senior unsecured notes, which S&P Global Ratings gave a BBB+ long-term issue rating.

PLDT subsea cable deal to link Asians

PLDT Inc. (PLDT) said on Thursday it had joined a consortium to build a 9,400-kilometer “high-performance” submarine cable connecting six major countries in East and Southeast Asia.

PLDT sets 5G rollout in fourth quarter

PLDT Inc. will roll out its fifth generation (5G) network by the end of this year, the listed telecommunications company said, citing the current virus outbreak as the reason for the delay.

PLDT says first-half performance to surpass last year’s

PLDT Inc. on Tuesday said that its revenues had been doing well since April, making it possible that its performance for the first half of the year will surpass last year’s despite the coronavirus crisis.

PLDT, Smart products now for same-day home delivery via Grab

PLDT, Inc. and Smart Telecommunications, Inc. have partnered with Grab Philippines for the quick delivery of their products straight to the homes of their customers within 24 hours.

Keeping our children safe online during the COVID-19 crisis

As the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) continues to keep families at home, parents and children get to spend more time with each other. This...

PLDT studies 5G delay as pandemic disrupts supply chain

THE coronavirus pandemic is pushing PLDT Inc. to delay the launching of its fifth-generation (5G) network services, Chief Revenue Officer Alfredo S. Panlilio of the Pangilinan-led telecommunications company said.

Lockdown gives $3.4-billion boost to PLDT, Globe

WHILE the coronavirus grinds the $331 billion Philippine economy to almost a halt, a boom in mobile digital payments is reviving investor interest in the nation’s two telecom carriers.

PLDT, Smart offer easier payment scheme

PLDT, Inc. and its wireless unit Smart Communications, Inc. said they will implement beginning May 1 a six-month installment payment scheme for the outstanding monthly bills of their postpaid customers.

Smart, Globe 4G availability scores improve

PLDT wireless subsidiary Smart Communications, Inc. and Globe Telecom, Inc. have further improved their 4G availability scores, according to a recent report by wireless...

Voyager stakeholders commit $120M in fresh capital

Current stakeholders of technology company Voyager Innovations, Inc. (Voyager) have committed up to $120 million in fresh capital to fuel its expansion through its financial technology arm PayMaya Philippines, Inc.

PLDT partners with AI platform provider

THE innovation laboratory (Innolab) of the enterprise business of PLDT, Inc. has signed a partnership agreement with artificial intelligence platform provider Senti AI to “co-create” relevant solutions for businesses in the country.

Gokongwei’s JG Summit buys more shares in PLDT

JG SUMMIT Holdings, Inc. has acquired a bigger stake in PLDT, Inc. to give it at least a 10th of the shares in the telecommunications services provider, the Gokongwei-led firm told the stock exchange on Tuesday.

PLDT nets P3.8 billion in Q3

PLDT, Inc. saw its attributable profit drop by 16% in the third quarter, as higher revenues from its wireless business were weighed down by lower earnings from its fixed-line and other businesses.

PLDT gets $1M training grant from USTDA

BANGKOK — The US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) is supporting PLDT, Inc.’s preparations for the rollout of its fifth generation (5G) network by providing the telecommunications giant with a $1-million (around P50.5 million) training grant.

PLDT, Smart eye bigger customer base with Davao converged stores

DAVAO CITY — PLDT, Inc. and its wireless unit Smart Communications, Inc. have opened two converged stores here with an aim to grow their respective customer base, especially in the postpaid segment.

PLDT to conduct consent solicitation exercise

PLDT, Inc. is seeking to amend the terms of its seven-year and ten-year fixed-rate bonds to help it gain flexibility in raising its budget for capital spending.

PHL telcos seen to sustain revenue growth this year

FITCH Ratings expects the two major telco companies in the Philippines to book mid to high single-digit revenue growth for full year 2019, amid stabilizing competition between the two players.

PLDT profit increases 13% in Q2

PLDT, Inc. reported a 13% increase in earnings in the second quarter, as its consumer wireless business showed strong growth.

Smart inks deal with common tower providers

PLDT, Inc. wireless unit Smart Communications, Inc. said Wednesday it has joined other network providers in signing deals with common tower companies.

PLDT-Smart expands with new lifestyle hub in Quezon City mall

PLDT, Inc. and its wireless unit Smart Communications, Inc. is expanding physical presence in the north with a new lifestyle hub in Quezon City.

PLDT, Globe’s rating differential to narrow — Fitch

THE credit rating margin between rivals Globe Telecom, Inc. and PLDT, Inc. is expected to narrow in the next 18 months, as the Ayala-led telco shows improved cash flows.

PLDT’s NCR subscribers to migrate to 8-digit landline numbers by October

PLDT, Inc. will be migrating to eight-digit landline numbers for subscribers in Metro Manila and nearby towns starting Oct. 6.

PLDT delays 5G service launch to next year

PLDT, Inc. and its wireless unit Smart Communications, Inc. are unlikely to launch fifth generation (5G) network services by yearend, as the telco giant is still searching for a technology partner.

PLDT seen to withstand competition from 3rd telco

S&P GLOBAL Ratings affirmed the “BBB+” long-term issuer credit rating of PLDT, Inc. as it anticipates the telco giant to “remain largely unchanged” in the near-term despite the threat of a new major telecommunications player.

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The foundations of a historic and credible media empire

As one of the country’s most prominent businessmen, Manuel V. Pangilinan has his interests in many of the Philippines’ most important industries. From the...

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PLDT, Smart provide fastest internet connections in Philippines — Ookla

PLDT, Inc. and its wireless unit Smart Communications, Inc. provided the fastest fixed and mobile internet speeds in the country during the first half of the year, according to Ookla.

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Ateneo set to be PHL’s 1st ‘Smart 5G campus’

PLDT, Inc.’s wireless arm Smart Communications, Inc. on Thursday said it has inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Ateneo de Manila University for the development of next-generation applications and services that will run on Smart’s 5G wireless network.

PLDT to redevelop Makati offices, sell Smart Tower

PLDT, Inc. said it is pushing through with its plan to redevelop two offices and sell Smart Tower in Makati City, and to replace them with a new office building.

PLDT says on track to meet core income target

PLDT, Inc. said it is on track to achieve its telco core income guidance of P26 billion this year, even hinting at the possibility of exceeding this target, as the company sees continuous growth in its wireless business.

OUTLIER: Investors load up on PLDT shares on expectations of sustained...

INVESTORS bought PLDT, Inc. shares last week given the attractiveness of the company’s growth prospects.

PLDT expects core income to hit P26B this year

PLDT, Inc. is optimistic it can hit the P26-billion target for telco core income in 2019, after posting a six percent growth in the first quarter.