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MVP launches IdeaSpace for ‘Technopreneurs’

First Pacific Company Limited (First Pacific) Managing Director and Chief Executive Manuel V. Pangilinan recently announced the launch of IdeaSpace, a multimillion dollar program that will help Filipino entrepreneurs develop groundbreaking technologies, and transform these into successful commercial products.

IdeaSpace will act as an incubator and accelerator program to support technology entrepreneurs in the Philippines and for the global market through partnerships between the MVP Group of companies and global IT companies. The seed fund being invested will be augmented with parallel activities for mentorship, resources, and support.
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Posted by on March 6, 2012 in News, Smart Communications

 

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Huawei CEO, MVP discuss modernization of Smart cellular network

Eric Xu, Vice Chair and CEO of Huawei recently met with PLDT and Smart Communications Chairman Manuel V. Pangilinan to discuss the progress of the ongoing modernization of Smart’s mobile phone network, which company officials say is entering its final phases and will be completed by mid-2012. Huawei is one of the world’s top three leading global providers of commercial telecom networks, that Smart has tapped for the total overhaul of its cellular network. The other two are Nokia Siemens Network and Ericsson. Huawei is handling the modernization of Smart’s network in the Visayas, Mindanao and Bicol regions. This involves the replacement of existing radio base station equipment with state-of-the-art facilities that enable Smart to expand its 3G network and rapidly deploy fourth-generation (4G) mobile phone technologies such as HSPA+ and Long Term Evolution (LTE). Aside from extending the reach and speed of its mobile Internet services, Smart’s modernization program will also strengthen its voice call and SMS services and raise the overall quality of its services.
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Posted by on February 21, 2012 in Smart Communications, Technology

 

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