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PLDT, Smart report more than 70% improvement in download speeds

PLDT, Inc. said its fixed broadband download speeds had improved by 78% in 2020 after expansions and upgrades amid a pandemic crisis.

PLDT targets more innovative solutions this year

PLDT, Inc. is planning to produce more “innovative solutions” this year, as it expects that consumers would keep their digital lifestyle even after the coronavirus vaccine rollout.

PLDT sees revenue boost from home broadband market

PLDT, Inc. expects the biggest percentage of revenue increases to come from the home broadband market next year.

Globe, PLDT-Smart to roll out 4,000 cell sites 

GLOBE TELECOM, Inc. and PLDT, Inc. on Tuesday detailed their plans for 2021, including new cell tower installations in various parts of the country.

PLDT-Smart brings fiber optic link to typhoon-prone Catanduanes

PLDT, Inc. and its wireless arm Smart Communications, Inc. is launching a fiber optic link to reach customers in typhoon-prone Catanduanes.

Investors lukewarm on PLDT-Softbank venture

THE recent partnership between a Japanese telecommunications provider and a unit of PLDT, Inc. made the listed telecommunications firm one of the most actively traded stocks last week.

Relentless network upgrade results in improved speeds and QoS during 2H,...

Continuous investments in improving their fixed and wireless network and their customer support services have enabled the Philippines' largest integrated telco PLDT and its wireless subsidiary...

Pangilinan donates to Wharton School scholarship grants, research laboratory

PLDT, Inc. Chairman Manuel V. Pangilinan has donated $1 million to The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania to establish an MBA fellowship fund and support a behavioral research laboratory, the company said in a statement.

PLDT Global, Softbank to power Japanese firms

A UNIT of PLDT, Inc. has partnered with Japan-based SoftBank Corp. to offer internet service to Japanese enterprises.

PLDT, Smart Communications rally behind country’s hosting of Asia Cup qualifier...

IN line with their push to “power sports with technology,” the country’s largest integrated telco PLDT and its wireless arm Smart Communications Inc. are rallying behind the country’s hosting of the third and final window of the 2021 FIBA Asia Cup Qualifiers in February and batting for its success.

PLDT ranked as fourth in top 100 ‘most influential’ ICT companies...

PLDT, Inc. announced on Thursday that it ranked fourth out of the top 100 “most influential” information and communications technology companies worldwide in the 2020 Digital Inclusion Benchmark of the World Benchmarking Alliance.

PLDT partners with ASUS to offer WiFi 6 system 

PLDT HOME has partnered with Asus in bringing WiFi 6 technology and providing faster internet connection speeds to the internet provider’s subscribers starting Nov. 26.

PLDT, Smart to deal with users’ concerns via ‘virtual meeting’

PLDT, Inc. and its wireless arm Smart Communications, Inc. are launching a virtual meeting service for their customers to accommodate their queries or concerns, as the public health crisis continues.

PLDT sets up data privacy, information security committee

PLDT, Inc. announced on Monday its creation of a data privacy and information security committee to “ensure guidance and oversight” over how the company addresses privacy and information security issues.

CEO Alfredo S. Panlilio: Drawing parallels between sports and corporate life

SPORTS and corporate life may seem to be distinct things, but at the core, they are pretty much similar.

PLDT net income jumps 95% as demand surges

PLDT, Inc. on Thursday reported a 95% growth in its attributable net income for the third quarter, noting that the period was an “all-time high” across its different business segments because of the spike in customer demand for digital services.

PLDT eyes new partnership with Cisco 

PLDT, Inc. is reaching out again to multinational technology company Cisco Systems, Inc. for a partnership for the second stage of its network modernization, the telco’s top official said.

PLDT eyes bigger budget for 5G expansion next year

PLDT Inc. may set a higher budget for the expansion of its 5G network next year, while also expecting its ability to deliver fixed wireless services to homes to increase significantly in a couple of years.

PLDT-Smart says nearly 1,500 cell sites in Visayas upgraded to LTE

SMART COMMUNICATIONS, Inc., the wireless unit of PLDT Inc., said on Tuesday all its cell sites in central Philippines had been upgraded to LTE or long-term evolution, which increases the capacity and speed of wireless data networks.

PLDT-Smart to roll out 5G in Vis-Min; Globe boosts 4G in...

PLDT Inc. and its wireless arm Smart Communications, Inc. said Monday they will be rolling out their fifth-generation (5G) network service in key areas in the Visayas and Mindanao, as part of their goal to turn the Philippines into a 5G country.

Anti-child porn efforts hampered by conflicts in law — PLDT

PLDT group seeks clarifications on conflicting provisions in anti-child pornography law

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.