Wednesday, September 30, 2020

DITO secure with Chinese telco partner

DITO Telecommunity is confident its Chinese telecom partner will not back out from its investments even after President Rodrigo Duterte's assertion of the Philippines' arbitral victory in 2016 against China's aggressive...

Globe to massively upgrade its network by 2021

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In a bid to improve internet services nationwide, Globe Telecom announced its most massive network upgrade yet. Globe bared it has a 3-pronged strategy already set: to aggressively roll out cell site...

PLDT, Smart, Sky Cable users to experience slow connection from Sept 25 to 30

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Asia-America Gateway (AAG), international trans-Pacific submarine cable systems, will have its emergency maintenance activities for five days, affecting the internet services of Smart, PLDT, and Sky Cable. These internet service providers announced...

BPI to resume fees for online transfers by October 1

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Bankers group announced that BPI and other banks would resume its charging fees for online transactions through e-wallets earliest next month. "I think what is happening now; some banks will be charging...

Globe Telecom to tap non-Huawei equipment amid growing US-China tensions

Globe Telecom is currently discussing to tap other telecommunications equipment companies not from Huawei amid the growing tension between the Chinese technology firm and the United States (US). Asked by Senate President...

AFP to probe fake Facebook accounts linked to military, police

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) announced that it would look into the reports about fake Facebook accounts allegedly linked to the country's military forces that were removed by the...

Filipino scientist, team win US contest for developing phone-based COVID-19 test

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A Filipino scientist and his team won second place in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Technology Accelerator Challenge for developing a smartphone-based saliva test that can detect COVID-19 and other...

Camp Aguinaldo eyed? DITO Telecommunity targets key AFP camps for telco infra

DITO Telecommunity hasn't yet bared the number of cell sites it targets to install inside Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) camps, but it is already eyeing "major" military premises. Third telco...

PH has no ‘fourth telco,’ ex-DICT exec Rio says

Former Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) Undersecretary Eliseo Rio said he has not heard of any announcement that NOW Telecom is the country's fourth telco from both the agency...

YouTube will apply age restriction on more videos

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YouTube finally announced to implement age restrictions on the video content on its platform. Users will require to log in to determine if they are 18 or older to view these age-restricted...

Crimes go digital amid COVID-19 pandemic

Crimes have become more prevalent on the Internet and other digital channels as physical crimes declined amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The Joint Task Force COVID Shield reported that the Philippines recorded a...

Sony apologizes for poor pre-order management of its Playstation 5 console

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Sony showcased the much-anticipated console of the year, Playstation 5, which revealed the global launch schedule and game titles exclusively playable in the console, such as Final Fantasy XVI. However, several...

Even firm that will build DITO’s cell towers in AFP camps is China-owned —...

DITO Telecommunity maintained it would not allow any of its non-Filipino personnel to carry out work inside military bases, but a party-list group revealed that the third telco player will employ...

ePLDT to enable PH businesses with Salesforce partnership

The ICT arm of PLDT Enterprise, ePLDT, continues to dominate the local cloud arena through its recent collaboration with the global leader and pioneer in cloud computing, Salesforce. The world's leading customer...

DITO-AFP deal to be ‘immediately terminated’ once there’s attempt to gather intelligence

Should the China-backed third telco player got caught activities of espionage, DITO Telecommunity said the memorandum of agreement (MOA) would be "immediately terminated." While the telco itself remains not trustworthy to many,...

New policy to auto-delete Trash Items starting October 13 in Google Drive

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Better check all your trashed files, as Google announced a new clean-up policy that Trash Items will be automatically deleted on Google Drive for G Suite users. This means all files...
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Gov’t must set benchmark to judge telco performance, PLDT chief MVP...

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PLDT, Inc. Chairman Manuel Pangilinan said that the government must set a benchmark to determine whether the telcos have met President Rodrigo Duterte's demands...

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