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Telcos see better connectivity in 3 years with expedited permits

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.

Duterte threat vs telcos weighs on investor sentiment

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.

Telcos assure consumers working from home

PHILIPPINE telecommunications service providers are working double time to ensure minimal disruption to their operations as more consumers have begun working from home due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

Telcos form JV for mobile number portability

THE country’s telecommunications companies have formed a joint venture (JV) that will bring them closer to implementing the Mobile Number Portability (MNP) Act.

Fitch affirms PHL telcos’ ratings

FITCH Ratings on Wednesday affirmed the long-term foreign- and local-currency issuer default ratings (IDR) of PLDT Inc. at “BBB,” and of Globe Telecom, Inc. at “BBB-.”

Telcos open to DICT proposed MoU on towers

TELECOMMUNICATION firms are supportive of the government’s policy on shared infrastructure assets such as cell towers, but have yet to get details on the proposed memorandum of understanding (MoU) that the regulator wants to sign with them.

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.

Gov’t to require telcos to lease common towers

By Patrizia Paola C. Marcelo, Reporter THE government will implement a common tower policy, which will require current telecom operators to lease cell towers from...