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Smart logs fastest LTE speed, Globe tops coverage

MANILA, Philippines — Smart Communications Inc. delivered the fastest Long Term Evolution (LTE) speeds in the country, while Globe Telecom Inc......»»

Category: financeSource: philstar philstarSep 13th, 2017

Smart tops LTE speed in Philippines

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Smart has fastest LTE speed in Phl — OpenSignal

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Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 14th, 2017

Smart logs impressive broadband speed in Cebu

MANILA, Philippines -  Smart Communications has seen impressive Long Term Evolution (LTE) and 3G speeds in Metro Cebu as it undertakes network modernization......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 5th, 2017

Smart promises 95% LTE coverage by end of 2018

DESPITE regulatory uncertainties hanging over the acquisition of the telco assets of San Miguel Corp. (SMC), Smart Communications committed to deliver high-speed mobile internet to almost al.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 24th, 2016

Duterte offers China to be the third telecoms operator in PH

Malacaang on Monday announced that President Rodrigo Duterte has offered China the privilege to be the third telecommunications carrier in the country. "The telecomunications duopoly in the country is about to end," Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said in a Palace briefing. The local telecoms industry is dominated by Smart Communications and Globe Telecom. "During PH-China bilateral talks, Duterte offered to China the privilege to operate third telecoms carrier in the country," Roque added. /cbb...Keep on reading: Duterte offers China to be the third telecoms operator in PH.....»»

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Apple releases Philippine off-contract prices for iPhone 8 series, iPhone X

MANILA, Philippines – Got your wallets and credit cards ready? Apple   has released its pricing details for the off-contract models of the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X.  While Globe and Smart have released details on their iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 16th, 2017

1 bedroom Condominium For Sale in Boni Avenue for 2,200,000 – Web reference 112018049 – Property for sale Philippines : Property24

For More Information: Lj O915 22O 3O48 / Globe O999 6OO 2541 / Smart RENT TO OWN CONDO ALL BRAND NEW UNITS Condo In Metro Manila PAY AS LOW AS 7K/MONTHLY ONLY Affordable payment terms Lifetime Ownership Prime Location Projects Flood Free Area Pet Friendly Accessibility NO SPOT CASH! INSTALLMENT 0% Interest Source link: 1 bedroom Condominium For Sale in Boni Avenue for 2,200,000 – Web reference 112018049 – Property for sale Philippines : Property24.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsNov 14th, 2017

Globe releases iPhone 8 and 8 Plus postpaid plan details

MANILA, Philippines – Like Smart, Globe has also released their postpaid plans for the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus.  Regular plans range from P599 to P2499 monthly. The most you'll have to shell out as initial cash-out is 52,800 should you decide to get the 256GB version of the 8 ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 14th, 2017

Globe confirms iPhone X pre-orders to start November 24

MANILA, Philippines – Just a week after telcos Globe and Smart announced availability details for the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus , news about the iPhone X's availability began trickling in.  On Friday, November 10, Globe officially announced availability dates for the much-awaited albeit expensive iPhone X through their Facebook page – effectively confirming ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 10th, 2017

GCash Leads Future of Payments in Philippines at Ayala Malls

GCash is poised to lead the future of payments in the Philippines following the recent joint venture of Ant Financial, Globe Telecom, and Ayala Corporation which is seen to speed up the country’s digitization to... The post GCash Leads Future of Payments in Philippines at Ayala Malls appeared first on MetroCebu News......»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsNov 4th, 2017

Smart, Globe announce release date of iPhone 8 and 8 Plus

MANILA, Philippines – Telcos Smart and Globe have announced the release date for Apple's iPhone 8 and 8 Plus in the Philippines: November 17. Apple unveiled the iPhone 8 in September – a direct upgrade of the 7, and follows the traditional form factor of iPhones. The iPhone X, which ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 3rd, 2017

PH internet speed among slowest

THE state of the country's internet speed has once again been identified as one of the slowest in the world. In a November 2017 State of LTE report by London-based wireless coverage map.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsNov 3rd, 2017

Smart remains LTE speed leader

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Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 19th, 2017

Smart beats rival in terms of LTE speed

Smart beats rival in terms of LTE speed.....»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 18th, 2017

NBA and Rakuten announce partnership

em>NBA press release /em> TOKYO – The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Rakuten, Inc. today announced a multiyear partnership making Rakuten the league’s exclusive distribution partner in Japan for all live NBA games and a global marketing partner of the NBA. This marks the NBA’s most comprehensive media partnership in Japan and Rakuten’s first with a North American sports league. This season, Rakuten will offer NBA LEAGUE PASS, the league’s premium live game subscription service, exclusively to Rakuten members in Japan through NBA.com, the NBA App and for purchase through Rakuten’s video-on-demand service, Rakuten TV. NBA LEAGUE PASS will allow fans to watch all NBA games including preseason, regular-season and playoffs games, NBA All-Star, NBA Conference Finals and The Finals, in addition to other exclusive programming.   Rakuten will also offer a subscription package on Rakuten TV, providing fans with access to nine games a week, one game per weekday and two games each on Saturdays and Sundays. “We are very excited to partner with the NBA to bring all the action of the world’s top basketball league to fans in Japan,” said Hiroshi “Mickey” Mikitani, founder and CEO of Rakuten, Inc. “As we have recently announced that we are proud partners of the Golden State Warriors, the NBA’s reigning champions, it is an honor to expand our contributions to the global growth and development of basketball with this NBA partnership.” “Rakuten is one of the world’s most innovative companies and an ideal partner for the NBA,” said NBA Commissioner Adam Silver. “Our new relationship with Rakuten speaks to the appetite that our passionate fans in Japan have for live NBA games and content, and we look forward to working with Rakuten to provide the most comprehensive NBA coverage to date.” The global marketing partnership also allows Rakuten to create NBA and team zones, and sell select NBA and team merchandise on its e-commerce channels globally, including Rakuten Ichiba in Japan and Ebates, a leading membership-based online cash-back site in the U.S.   Rakuten Viber, Rakuten’s instant messaging platform, will also become an official platform for the NBA and its teams, providing their more than 900 million users with access to league content. The NBA’s presence in Japan dates back almost 30 years. NBA games and programming have been on-the-air since the 1988-89 season, and officially licensed NBA merchandise is widely available at more than 180 Xebio stores across Japan. The league has conducted a number of events in Japan, including 12 regular-season games in three cities, interactive fan events, NBA Cares community outreach initiatives, and in 2012, Basketball without Borders, the NBA and FIBA’s global basketball development and community outreach program.   Founded in 1997 in Tokyo as the world’s first successful merchant-focused e-commerce marketplace, Rakuten now encompasses over 70 businesses spanning e-commerce, digital content, communications and fintech that reach more than one billion members around the globe.  Rakuten’s professional sport portfolio includes ownership of Japan’s Vissel Kobe soccer club and Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles baseball team, the team that won the national Japan Series Championship in 2013. In July 2017, the company also became the Main Global Partner and Official Innovation and Entertainment Partner for iconic soccer club FC Barcelona. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 10th, 2017

It s size vs speed as Gin Kings, KaTropa begin semis showdown

MANILA, Philippines — Defending champion Barangay Ginebra and TNT KaTropa start their side of the PBA Governors Cup Final Four showdown Monday at the Smart A.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 1st, 2017

Grosjean escapes injury as loose drain causes practice crash

em>By Jerome Pugmire, Associated Press /em> SEPANG, Malaysia (AP) — French driver Romain Grosjean escaped without injury after clipping a loose drain and flying into the crash barriers in the second practice for the Malaysian Grand Prix on Friday. His tire shredded on impact, catapulting him at full speed from one side of the track to the other. It ended the session with 20 minutes left and, moments later, race director Charlie Whiting and another official from motorsport governing body FIA inspected the damage. It was a spectacular incident but without consequence. Grosjean climbed out of his Haas car unharmed, and was even able to talk about it pretty calmly moments later. 'I didn't see anything. Next thing I knew I was spinning and heading for the wall,' he said. 'I am fine, that is the most important thing.' But it could have been much more serious, with images showing the drain cover sticking up at an angle before Grosjean clipped it. 'It was on the racing line and I had a big hit and impact on rear right. I was spinning and heading to the wall,' Grosjean said, after reviewing footage. 'They need to sort things out, it is a shame. Hopefully we find a good setup for tomorrow and the drains stay in place.' Haas team principal Guenther Steiner was furious. 'Things like this in 2017 shouldn't happen on any circuit,' he said. 'In my opinion this is not acceptable. In a race this would have been a disaster.' Explaining the incident, Whiting said that some welding came loose on a Sepang circuit he claims is 'fatigued' as it hosts a race for the last time. 'One drain grate has come up. It just seems that it has broken away,' said Whiting, explaining that further checks would be made on other drains during the evening. 'We have to get it fixed for tomorrow, of course.' Red Bull team principal Christian Horner was confident the issue would be taken care of. 'The good thing is no one was hurt,' Horner said. 'I'm pretty confident we won't see a repeat issue.' By the time the second practice was over, Ferrari had done enough to secure a 1-2 as Sebastian Vettel set the fastest time followed by Kimi Raikkonen. Vettel has reason to feel confident of securing a second straight pole position in Saturday's qualifying. But it was a different story for Mercedes. Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas struggled with grip and went off track into the gravel within moments of each other. Bottas' left wheel locked as he came out of Turn 10. Hamilton, out of Turn 7, skidded sideways and then backward into the dirt. Hamilton was sixth and Bottas seventh on a poor day for a team that has won three straight drivers' and constructors' championships. 'The car seems to be unbalanced,' Mercedes head of motorsport Toto Wolff said. 'One of the worst Fridays I can remember.' Renault driver Jolyon Palmer and Toro Rosso's Carlos Sainz Jr. — who is replacing Palmer next year — also went off track. Although there was a heavy downpour before the first practice, the track had largely dried out by the afternoon. Drivers have raced in far worse conditions. There is a third and final practice on Saturday before qualifying at 5 p.m. local time. Hamilton has won the last two races and holds a 28-point lead over Vettel, who crashed from pole in Singapore two weeks ago. Earlier, in first practice, Max Verstappen posted the fastest time, followed by Red Bull teammate Daniel Ricciardo. Vettel and Hamilton were fifth and sixth respectively. 'We just lacked pace today and we have 12 hours to understand why,' Wolff said. It promises to be a long night in the Mercedes garage. 'We're definitely lacking performance, it seems like Ferrari and Red Bull are very strong,' Bottas said. 'We have work to do if we want to be on the front row. The key area we are going to need to focus on tonight will be getting the maximum out of the tires over one lap.'   .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 29th, 2017

Bayan Muna prods SC to make Sun, Globe, Smart refund excess SMS charges - GMA News

Bayan Muna prods SC to make Sun, Globe, Smart refund excess SMS charges - GMA News.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsSep 19th, 2017

Slovenia beats Serbia 93-85 to win Eurobasket title

em>By Demetris Nellas, Associated Press /em> Slovenia won its first European basketball championship on Sunday, defeating Serbia 93-85 in Istanbul behind 35 points by Goran Dragic. Dragic, the Miami Heat guard who was voted MVP of the tournament after the game, watched the final four minutes from the bench due to cramp. He had been visibly tiring, missing all three shots and the one free throw he took in the final quarter. With Dragic out, Serbia briefly took the lead at 79-78, and again at 82-80 with 3:37 to go. But Slovenia, which had upset pre-tournament favorite Spain 92-72 in the semifinals, refused to fold. It went on a 12-0 run, during which guard Klemen Prepelic scored the go-ahead basket, 84-82, with 2:20 to go. After a balanced first quarter, which ended with Serbia 22-20 ahead, Dragic scored 20 of Slovenia’s 36 points in the second quarter to help give it a 56-47 halftime lead. “We gave them a lot of transition points. They brought the NBA speed on the floor,” Serbia coach Aleksandar Djordjevic said. “We are an uptempo team ... the importance of the game shouldn’t change what we do,” said Slovenia’s Serb coach, Igor Kokoskov. Djordjevic responded by taking out his 2.21-meter (7-foot-3) center Boban Marjanovic of the Detroit Pistons in favor of more mobile players, who managed to slow down the pace in the third quarter at the 16,000-seat Sinan Erdem arena. Dragic still managed to score nine points and Slovenia stayed ahead, 71-67, but lost young star Luka Doncic with a sprained ankle. Bogdan Bogdanovic, who is set to join the Sacramento Kings next season, led Serbia with 22 points. Kokoskov, also the assistant coach for the Utah Jazz, gave a nod to his boss — coach Quin Snyder. “He is my dear friend, my boss. He told me ‘Be prepared for the press conference and say something deep and smart.’ Well, I can’t say anything.” Dragic may be a nine-year NBA veteran but Kokoskov, the first European to be a full-time assistant coach in the league, has spent 17 seasons there, after a brief stint at college level. He and Dragic worked together at the Phoenix Suns for four seasons (2008-11 and 2012-13) Earlier, Spain defeated Russia 93-85 to take third place, with 51 points coming from the Gasol brothers, Pau (26) and Marc (25). Alexey Shved led Russia with 18. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 17th, 2017

Ricciardo tops both Singapore GP practices in record times

em>By Jerome Pugmire, Associated Press /em> SINGAPORE (AP) — Red Bull showed it might have the form to contend for victory at the Singapore Grand Prix, with Daniel Ricciardo beating his lap record again in the second practice on Friday. Ricciardo had already crushed his lap record from last year by nearly five seconds in the afternoon's first practice, and then went two seconds quicker in the second practice. The Australian clocked 1 minute, 40.852 seconds under the floodlights, and that was enough to convince him that he can clinch a second win of the season and sixth of his career on Sunday. 'I'm not surprised with our performance,' Ricciardo said. 'I have a lot of faith we can stay there all weekend.' Teammate Max Verstappen was second, more than half a second behind, championship leader Lewis Hamilton was .70 back in third, and his Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas fourth. 'We looked very strong,' Verstappen said. 'We all know that Daniel is always very quick here.' It was a disappointing evening session for Ferrari, which was expected to dominate on the sinewy five-kilometer (three-mile) street circuit. Sebastian Vettel, who is second in the title race, could manage only the 11th best time and teammate Kimi Raikkonen was ninth. 'It was a difficult day and not a lot of things made sense,' Raikkonen said. 'There is a lot to work on.' Even though Vettel set his time using a slower tire compound in P2, he looked shaky and brushed the wall coming out of a routine turn. 'I was very lucky I could continue,' the four-time F1 champion said. 'It was a tricky session for us. The balance wasn't quite there.' In P1, he was second to Ricciardo, Verstappen was third and Hamilton fourth. Singapore is like Monaco and Hungary in that it is a hard-braking track which is tough to overtake on, and more suited to Ferrari and Red Bull than Mercedes. No driver has more podium finishes in Singapore than Vettel, whose impressive streak at the night race includes three straight wins from 2011-13 during his run of four straight F1 titles with former team Red Bull. But Ricciardo arrives in Singapore in very consistent form, with six podiums in the last nine races. He has further reason to be confident, finishing second here in the last two years, with the fastest lap both times. 'I knew we'd come here with a good car,' Ricciardo said. 'A dominant weekend is what I'm after.' His Red Bull team principal Christian Horner joked, perhaps it was Ricciardo's 'aerodynamic' new haircut that helped him shave off chunks of time. Regardless, Horner was somewhat cautious ahead of qualifying on Saturday. 'It was a very good day for both of our drivers. Daniel had a very strong session,' he said. 'But we didn't see Ferrari's true hand and Mercedes always hold a little bit up their sleeves.'   .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 16th, 2017