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The future in focus

Winning together in the fourth industrial revolution By Bjorn Biel M. Beltran, Special Features Writer Professor Klaus Schwab, founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum,...

A key player to unlock IR 4.0 capabilities

Winning together in the fourth industrial revolution By Mark Louis F. Ferrolino, Special Features Writer The telecommunications industry has been at the forefront of massive changes worldwide....

Providing world-class connectivity

Telecommunications has become one of the lifeblood of the modern world. It happened to be the driving force behind massive changes and multitudinous advances...

A growth enabler

Passion and Philosophy: Atty. Ray C. Espinosa Before Ray C. Espinosa assumed the position of president and chief executive officer (CEO) of the country’s biggest power...

Mislatel consortium finishes on step towards operation

NEW telecommunications player Mislatel consortium — made up of Chelsea Logistics and Infrastructure Holdings Corp., China Telecommunications Corp., and Udenna Corp. — said it completed the signing of the share-purchase agreement with franchise holder Mindanao Islamic Telephone Company, Inc. (Mislatel), as it moves forward in securing government requirements to receive its permit to operate and frequencies.

The Future of Business: Next-Wave Disruptions & Opportunities

Keynote Speech of Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala, Chairman and CEO of Ayala Corp., at the BusinessWorld Economic Forum Former Prime Minister Cesar Virata; Hon....

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.

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...

Frequency auction could deter ‘third player’ bids

THE proposed auction of frequency for the new entrant to the telecommunications industry, the so-called “third player,” might reduce the number of bidders and raise costs for consumers, analysts said.

Tougher rules in store for 3rd major telco

GROUPS looking to vie for the distinction of becoming the Philippines’ third major telecommunications service provider likely face tougher financial and technical requirements, according to departments overseeing the process.

DICT looks to name third telco before yearend

THE Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) said the inter-agency committee overseeing the selection of a third telco player will come up with a target timetable for the announcement of the new entrant.

Digital transformation in the insurance sector

Existing for nearly 200 years now, the insurance industry in the Philippines, according to the Oxford Business Group (OBG), has been expanding steadily in...

DICT sticks to May target in naming third telco player

The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) said it will retain its target of naming a third major telco player by May and...

NOW Telecom franchise gets 25-year extension

NOW Telecom Company, Inc.’s legislative franchise has been extended for another 25 years. The NOW Corporation affiliate said in a disclosure to the stock exchange...