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Competition body zeroes in on 10 sectors...

18 January, 2018 at 16:30

The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) is embarking on a study of anti-competitive practices in 10 priority sectors that may touch on the impact of a contentious deal involving the country’s telecommunication duopoly.

4 foreign firms eyeing 3rd telco slot

16 January, 2018 at 15:00

Four foreign telecommunication companies had expressed interest in becoming the third telco player in the country, Malacañang said on Sunday.

3rd telco player needs P300B for 5-year...

16 January, 2018 at 13:00

The government is calling on groups with around $6 billion (P300 billion) to spare and a desire to compete in the cutthroat telecommunications sector dominated by the duopoly PLDT Inc. and Globe Telecom.

Philippines identifies second choice for third telecom...

11 January, 2018 at 13:00

The Philippines now has two choices for a third telecom player that would disrupt a longstanding duopoly that has angered consumers in a nation said to have the slowest internet speed in the Asia Pacific.

Duterte wants telco duopoly broken by March

21 December, 2017 at 10:57

Will the telco duopoly be broken by March?

Senate to tackle bill pushing for more...

6 December, 2017 at 10:53

The Senate committee on science and technology will hold next week its first hearing on a bill that aims to push for more players in the telecommunications sector, Senator Bam Aquino, chair of the committee, announced on Tuesday.

Business leaders want open field for telco

29 November, 2017 at 15:58

Business leaders have lauded President Duterte’s push to break the “duopoly” in the country’s telecommunications industry, but pointed out this should not be limited to Chinese companies.

[OPINION] Regulatory capture

28 November, 2017 at 17:30

Regulatory capture, according to Wikipedia, is “a form of government failure that occurs when a regulatory agency, created to act in the public interest, instead advances the commercial or political concerns…

Gov’t not interested in being 3rd telco...

28 November, 2017 at 13:30

The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) vowed that the government would not establish a competing telecommunications player, saying it could support competition in the sector in other ways.

[EDITORIAL] Telco shakeup

28 November, 2017 at 11:15

Finally, the political will to address a major national economic problem — slow internet and poor telecommunications service. President Duterte has offered China a slot to become the third major telco player in the country…

Targets set for reduced foreign curbs

24 November, 2017 at 10:55

Malacañang has zeroed in on eight sectors and activities in its bid to further ease limits to foreign participation and ownership, according to Memorandum Order No. 16 signed by Executive Secretary Salvador C. Medialdea on Nov. 21 and released to journalists on Thursday.

Duterte offers China 3rd telco carrier slot

22 November, 2017 at 10:49

“The telecom duopoly is about to end,” Malacañang declared on Monday.

Gov’t taps Facebook for internet infra plan

20 November, 2017 at 13:00

The government partnered with Facebook in order to put up a high speed internet infrastructure in a few years time, promising a capacity that would be “almost equal” to that of the giants of the telecommunications industry.

[OPINION] The status quo trap

6 November, 2017 at 10:00

The ruling of the Court of Appeals admonishing the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) to back off from the PLDT-Globe purchase of San Miguel Corp.’s telco assets is symptomatic of what ails Philippine society…

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