Globe Telecom to Bid for Red Mobile’s 3G Spectrum

In Q1 of 2011, the Philippines telco juggernaut PLDT, announced that it will acquire 51.55% of Digitel’s stake — amounting to Php 69.2 billion at the time the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) approved the acquisition late last year. The acquisition raised concerns among subscribers for possible monopoly of telecom services, however, NTC has set conditions before it approved the PLDT-Digitel merger. One of such conditions is for PLDT to continue the “unlimited” offers of Sun Cellular, the country’s third largest mobile carrier which was then a wholly-owned subsidiary of Digitel.

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Another significant condition set by NTC is for PLDT to surrender to the regulator one of the 3G frequencies licensed to Connectivity Unlimited Resource Enterprise, Inc. (CURE), or more popularly known as Red Mobile. Red Mobile is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Smart Communications, a mobile and internet service provider in the country which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of PLDT as well. (more…)

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What Can You Say About PLDT’s Free Wi-Fi Service?

Last week, PLDT announced that it will make its free Wi-Fi service available in Cebu during the city’s celebration of Sinulog 2012 Festival. Those at the Wi-Fi zones were required to visit one of the PLDT booths so they can ask for User ID and Password, and finally use the service. As it turned out, some aren’t exactly happy with what could be a great service from the telco during the event.

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Those who were expecting such free Wi-Fi service probably share the same disappointment, like being unable to connect, just keep on loading while trying to connect and etc., or if it gets connected – users got a very slow speed. Quoting a fellow blogger,

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In Cebu City? Access the Web Anytime Thru Free PLDT Wi-Fi Zones!

PLDT’s plan to roll-out Wi-Fi zones across the Philippines, specifically in Manila and Cebu area, actually first broke the news last year. Here in Cebu, it will finally turn into a reality as the giant telco made it available to the public, in time of the province’s celebration of Sinulog Festival.

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PLDT says the Wi-Fi zones are free to access comes January 15th, the Grand Parade of this year’s Sinulog Festival. Interested users only need to visit PLDT booths to register (so you can get your username and password) which can be found within the city’s Wi-Fi zones as follows: (more…)

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