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Pimentel lauds possible entry of 3rd telco player in PH

Senate President Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III welcomedon Tuesday the proposed entry of a third telecommunications company in the country from China, saying it is the only way to force the two giantlocal telcos to improve their services.   Pimentel was apparentlyreferring to Smart Communications Inc.and Globe Telecom.   "A third telecommunications firm is exactly what our country needs to end a telco duopoly mired in mediocrity; a situation that has allowed them to hold the Filipino consumer hostage to poor communications and data services," Pimentel said in a statement.   "By acting decisively to address this problem, the President is showing the kind of ...Keep on reading: Pimentel lauds possible entry of 3rd telco player in PH.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerNov 21st, 2017

DICT lauds oversight committee for entry of 3rd telecom player

The creation of an oversight committee for the entry of a new major player in the telecommunications industry is a positive development as this would help ensure a transparent process, according to the Department of Information and Communications Technology......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 13th, 2018

Order out on oversight body on 3rd telco player

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte has issued Administrative Order (AO) No. 11 creating an oversight committee on the entry of a third player in the telecommunications industry, Malacañang announced on Wednesday, April 11. The AO says its purpose is to “ensure reliable, inexpensive and secure telecommunications services in the country,” noting further that the Philippines, based […] The post Order out on oversight body on 3rd telco player appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 11th, 2018

Duterte forms oversight panel for entry of 3rd telco player - Philippine Canadian Inquirer

Duterte forms oversight panel for entry of 3rd telco player - Philippine Canadian Inquirer.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsApr 11th, 2018

Duterte creates oversight committee for entry of 3rd telco player

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte created an oversight committee to monitor and assist in the setting up of a 3rd telecommunications player  in the Philippines. Created through Administrative Order No. 11, signed on April 6, the committee has the power to assist the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) in formulating the terms of reference (TOR) for ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 11th, 2018

Duterte forms committee to oversee entry of third telco

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has issued Administrative Order (AO) 11, creating a committee to oversee the entry of the third telecommunications player in the country. Duterte signed the AO on April 6 but was released to the media on Wednesday. The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) will head the committee that will provide secretariat support. [...] The post Duterte forms committee to oversee entry of third telco appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsApr 11th, 2018

Entry of 3rd telco player ‘dim’ — Information and Communications Technology expert

MANILA, Philippines — Chances of a successful entry of a third telecommunications player may be dim for now, according to an industry expert......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 27th, 2018

No deadline for 3rd telco

President Rodrigo Duterte will no longer set a deadline for the entry of a third telecommunications player in the country. “Wala na po siyang deadline na sinet. Basta ang deadline niya, March, then it was not met, then as soon as possible,” presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said in his press….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMar 23rd, 2018

Palace: No more deadline for 3rd telco player

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte will no longer set a deadline for the entry of a third telecommunications player in the country, Malacañang announced. This developed after the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) moved again the deadline of submission of bids for the new telco player. “Wala na po siyang….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMar 23rd, 2018

Poe: Entry of third telco player to ‘go on full blast’

        Senator Grace Poe said that the entry of a third telecommunications (telco) player would "go on full blast" after she endorsed a bill that would amend the Public Service Act of 1936.   "Senate Bill No. 1754, which seeks to amend Commonwealth Act No. 146, would promote 'meaningful competition' in the country's telecommunications sector once it becomes a law, said Poe," chairperson of the Senate committee on public services.   "Sa mga sinabi rin ng ating Pangulo na third telco player,fourth o fifth, kung meron man, kailangan ng batas namagbibigay awtoridad para ito ay maging isang realidad," Poe said in a statement issued We...Keep on reading: Poe: Entry of third telco player to ‘go on full blast’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 21st, 2018

PCC assisting DICT for easier entry of 3rd telco

MANILA, Philippines – The  Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) is helping the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) come up with "alternatives" that would allow a 3rd major telecommunications player to enter the market without having to be reviewed by the antitrust body post-bidding. Prospective bidders have been teaming up and forming consortia ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 7th, 2018

‘Options’ for easier entry of 3rd telco player being studied

The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) wants to skirt around current rules to find a way to approve the entry of the third telco player without the burden of a comprehensive review, top officials said. In a press briefing on Wednesday, top officials said this would happen under the scenario that a third player would be created through a joint venture (JV). Under current rules, companies forming a joint venture have to notify PCC about the deal if it passes certain notification requirements. After which point, PCC would have to study the transaction to see if there are possible anti-competitive concerns. For example, the JV needs to be notified if the acquiring company costs...Keep on reading: ‘Options’ for easier entry of 3rd telco player being studied.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 7th, 2018

PLDT to yield frequencies to gov’t

Telecommunications giant PLDT Inc. has agreed to surrender one of its frequencies at no cost to the government for allocation to a potential third major player in the local telecommunications industry. The decision by the telco firm comes after President Rodrigo Duterte said the frequencies for the entry of a….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsFeb 8th, 2018

PLDT to Return Frequencies to Gov’t at No Cost

Telecommunications giant PLDT Inc. has agreed to surrender one of its frequencies at no cost to the government for them to be allocated to a potential third major player in the local telecommunications industry. The decision by the telco firm comes after President Rodrigo Duterte said the frequencies for the entry of a new major […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsFeb 8th, 2018

[OPINION] Are PCC, NTC fit to handle 3rd telco player?

Two major government agencies – the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) and National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) – will play big regulatory roles on the much ballyhooed entry of the still unidentified third telecommunications player in the country. Broadly, the PCC will have to address the competition ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 8th, 2018

PLDT Digital Unit Eyes Partnership with Foreign Firm

Telecommunications firm PLDT Inc.’s digital unit Voyager Innovation is pursuing a partnership with a foreign firm within the year as part of efforts to further improve the delivery of digital services to its subscribers. This comes as the company prepares for the entry of a third major player in the local telco industry. “The partnership […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJan 13th, 2018

[OPINION] Third telco: More fiction than real

Let’s go straight to the point. The much ballyhooed entry of a third player in the local telecommunications industry by March, 2018 is a brutal joke. It’s easier said than done. The third telco player would have to hurdle several regulatory matters and corporate issues before it ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 4th, 2018

Entry of 3rd Telco Player to Improve Philippine Internet: Globe

Telecommunications provider Globe welcomes the entry of a third player in the telco industry saying this would further increase the number of cell sites resulting in the improvement of Internet access and speed in the... The post Entry of 3rd Telco Player to Improve Philippine Internet: Globe appeared first on MetroCebu News......»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsDec 29th, 2017

3rd telco to boost PH Internet –– Globe

Telecommunications provider Globe welcomes the entry of a third player in the telco industry saying this would further increase the number of cell sites resulting in the improvement of Internet access and speed in the country. This, as Globe reiterated that the tedious permitting process for the installation of cell….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsDec 19th, 2017

Duterte wants 3rd telco player in PH ‘up and about’ by Q1 2018

President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) and the Department of Information and Communications Technology(DICT) to ensure that the third telecommunications player in the Philippines would be up by first quarter of 2018.   "The President has issued a directive to the NTC and the DICT to ensure that the third telco player will be up and about by the first quarter of 2018," Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said in a Palace briefing.   "If it is not approved within seven days, it is deemed approved. That's how serious the President is in the entry of a third telecoms player," Roque added.   Asked why the entry...Keep on reading: Duterte wants 3rd telco player in PH ‘up and about’ by Q1 2018.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 19th, 2017

Duterte signs AO creating oversight committee for new telecoms player in PH

  President Rodrigo Duterte has signed an administrative order (AO) creating an oversight committee for the entry of the third telecommunications company in the Philippines.   The President signed Administrative Order No. 11 on April 6 but it was released only to the media on April 11.   The entry of a new major playerin the telecommunications market, the President, said, "is a matter of paramount national interest which shall redound to the benefit of the public by ensuring genuine competition in the country's telecommunications industry."   "There is a need to ensure that the entry of a new major player in the telecommunications market shall be ...Keep on reading: Duterte signs AO creating oversight committee for new telecoms player in PH.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 11th, 2018