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THE capital expenditure (capex) of the “incumbent” telecommunications companies is expected to increase by up to 25% next year, driven by regulatory pressure and the planned commercial launch of telco startup DITO Telecommunity Corp. in March, Fitch Ratings said.
BETTER CONNECTIVITY in remote areas is expected to be achievable with stimulus legislation shortening the permit waiting times for cellular towers and triggering a “Build, Build, Build”-type boom for telecommunications infrastructure, an industry official said.
INVESTOR sentiment against Globe Telecom, Inc. and PLDT, Inc. is turning negative after President Rodrigo R. Duterte threatened to shut down the telecommunications giants if they fail to improve services by December, analysts said.
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.