Fourth telco player NOW Telecom gets provisional authority extension from NTC

Now Corporation's NOW Telecom bared that it has secured an extension of its provisional authority (PA) from the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) to install, operate, and maintain mobile telecommunications systems across...

PLDT boosts ADSL customers’ internet speeds through fiber upgrade for free

PLDT recently launched a modernization program that enables customers to upgrade from the copper-based ADSL service to fiber that improves internet speeds for free in the next 18 months. “Moving forward, we...

Converge employees under fire for unprofessional behaviour

Certain Converge ICT employees went trending on Twitter Sunday night due to their inappropriate behavior against dissatisfied clients with remarks on rape and disclosure of personal information, particularly targeting actress Liza...

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...

Solon eyes Spectrum User Fee to improve Internet connectivity in PH

House Deputy Majority Leader Bagong Henerasyon Party-List Rep. Bernadette Herrera suggested tapping Spectrum User Fee (SUF) collections to fund the network infrastructure and improve Internet connectivity in the Philippines. SUF is part...

Congress can’t redefine telecommunications as non-public utility — lawyers group

Lawyers group Tagapagtanggol ng Watawat echoed former Associate Justice Antonio Carpio's statement that Congress cannot redefine telecommunications as a non-public utility under a proposed bill that aims to amend the Public...

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...

Manila government hosts a drone show for frontliners

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The Manila city government gave a digital salute and kudos to medical frontliners who has been non-stop fighting against the COVID-19 for over six months through organizing a drone show at...

Sotto downplays security concerns surrounding DITO-AFP deal

Senate President Vicente Sotto III told the public not to worry about the deal with the China-backed DITO Telecommunity allowing it to install facilities inside military camps, stressing the grounds that...

Clear and present danger? State-owned Chinese firms now deeply involved in PH telecom industry

The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) recently certified a list of 23 independent tower companies (ITCs), three of which are state-owned Chinese firms. While the move seems to be an...

Senate panel OKs bill mandating ISPs, telcos to set minimum Internet connection speed

The Senate Committee on Public Services approved the bill that mandates Internet service providers (ISPs) and telecommunication entities to expand its coverage and set a minimum Internet connection speed to improve...

China-backed DITO now eyes public schools as sites for base stations

Following the controversial deal that allows China-backed DITO Telecommunity to put up facilities inside military camps, the third telco player bared that it now targets the Department of Education (DepEd) for...

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...

Profits will go to their motherland if telcos are 100% owned by foreigners —...

Former Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) Undersecretary Eliseo Rio, Jr. said that a wholly foreign-owned telecom may procure better services for Filipinos, only at the cost of cybersecurity risks...

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...

XTREME: A One-Stop Shop Appliances for Filipinos

In a bid to introduce productivity-based and state-of-the-art solution appliances amid the COVID-19 pandemic, XTREME Appliances plans to open 20 concept stores. This adds to the existing five showrooms across the...