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Smart pushes data usage innovation to drive cellular growth

Rising mobile data usage will power continued growth for leading wireless operator Smart Communications even as the cellular penetration rate approaches 100 percent in the second half of 2012. But this surge will come in the form of many “tiny bites of the Internet,” top Smart officials say.

In the first quarter of this year, mobile Internet usage of Smart subscribers surged by 71 percent versus a year ago.
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Posted by on July 20, 2012 in PLDT, Smart Communications, Technology

 

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PLDT, Smart help storm-ravaged school rise again

Smart employees varnish the tables for Balulang National High School’s computer laboratory in time for the turnover of the brand-new personal computers from PLDT-Smart Foundation.

Telco giants PLDT and Smart Communications are coordinating efforts to help rehabilitate a school in Cagayan de Oro damaged by Tropical Storm Sendong last year.

Balulang National High School was severely affected by Sendong, losing its entire computer laboratory, including some 20 personal computers.
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Posted by on July 15, 2012 in PLDT, Smart Communications, Technology

 

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PLDT powers Mall of Asia Arena

Leading telecommunications provider, PLDT has inked a branding alliance with SM’s Mall of Asia Arena to bring its products and services closer to its customers.

PLDT has further strengthened its ties with the country’s biggest mall developer and operator, SM, as it powers the Mall of Asia Arena, the latest events venue to open in Metro Manila.

The agreement was in effect on its first event last May 21 which featured the international star Lady Gaga for her “Born This Way Ball World Tour”, and will stay for the next three years where the MOA Arena will grant branding rights and license to have the phrase “powered by PLDT” displayed with the Mall of Asia Arena name on its branding.
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Posted by on July 12, 2012 in PLDT, Technology

 

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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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Smart fires up LTE network in North Luzon

Wireless leader Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) fired up the first and only Long Term Evolution (LTE) network in Baguio City, in time for the annual Panagbenga festival — marking the introduction of LTE in Northern Luzon.

LTE is the most advanced fourth generation (4G) wireless technology, capable of speeds of 100 Mbps and above. With LTE, users can download movies in minutes, stream flawlessly in High Definition, and engage in other media-rich online activities like gaming, at breakneck speeds.
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Posted by on February 28, 2012 in Smart Communications, Technology

 

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Jump offers jobs in “digital playground”

Do you love exploring and using new innovations and technologies? Are you someone who gets excited over up and coming gadgets and devices? Do you know all the latest tech buzz and love sharing these information with others?

If you live and breathe technology, the Jump Experience Center is perfect for you.
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Posted by on January 16, 2012 in PLDT, Smart Communications

 

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Network interconnection to boost Zamboanga’s ICT industry

The successful activation of local interconnection services between Globe Telecom and Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. (PLDT) in Zamboanga is expected to boost the growing information and communications technology (ICT) industry in the city, specifically for the business process outsourcing (BPO) sector.

After five years of negotiation, the two major telecom players have completed their network link-up in the city, following the announcement of National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) Commissioner Gamaliel Cordoba that the regulatory body expects the immediate implementation of local interconnection services between Globe and PLDT to provide subscribers and business establishments with quality and more affordable telecommunication services.
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Posted by on October 18, 2011 in Globe Telecom, PLDT, Technology

 

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NTC lauds completion of Globe-PLDT interconnection in Bulacan

The call of the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) to activate network interconnection services in more areas in the country is gradually coming to fruition after the successful activation of local interconnection services between Globe Telecom and Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. (PLDT) in Bulacan.

The interconnection between the two operators in areas of common presence in the province took place after NTC Commissioner Gamaliel Cordoba announced that the regulatory body “expects local interconnection between Globe and PLDT to be fully activated in 7 areas in the country, which includes Bulacan, before the year ends.”
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Posted by on October 14, 2011 in Globe Telecom, PLDT, Technology

 

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Globe Pushes Domestic IP Peering For Consumer Benefit

Contrary to the position taken by PLDT and Smart rejecting the proposal of the NTC to establish a domestic IP peering policy, Globe sided with the Regulator, and encouraged the immediate implementation of such policy for the benefit of consumers. Atty. Froilan M. Castelo, Head of Corporate and Legal Services at Globe admonished those that stand against the NTC circular saying, “With the internet now more pervasive than ever before, domestic IP peering can only serve to improve the quality of service delivery and lower costs for consumers. This should be top priority for any public service provider.”

Castelo explains, “In the internet space, there are times when customer experience is degraded due to longer IP peering routes elected by parties to be peered with. When data is routed outwards, say internationally first, before landing at its target destination, it wastes capacity and resources. More significantly, consumers unaware of the IP traffic routing taking place are needlessly burdened by sluggish response times and lower quality levels. When IP traffic needs to go from point A to point B – especially when both points are located within the Philippines – the transmission route taken ought to be the most direct, and certainly not international. This will immediately result in a faster, better internet access experience for consumers.”
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Posted by on August 8, 2011 in Globe Telecom

 

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Globe: PLDT should stop misleading the public and focus instead on their regulatory problems

Globe Telecom, in reaction to PLDT’s press statement asking the NTC to recall its radio frequencies, said that its transaction with Altimax Broadcasting was above board. “This transaction done in 2009 was fully disclosed with the National Telecommunications Commission and clearly above board. This is old news that PLDT simply wants to resurrect in view of their existing issues with their merger with Digitel,” said Atty. Froilan M. Castelo, head of corporate and legal services group of Globe Telecom.

Castelo added that, “PLDT should not shift focus on the current issues in relation to the deal. These issues like delayed interconnection, non-compliance with IP peering standards, and virtual monopoly of frequency spectrum should be addressed immediately because of their direct impact to consumers. PLDT should stop misleading the public with spurious attacks and focus on their regulatory and legal battles, foremost of which is that they are a non-Filipino corporation operating as a public utility and entering into a multi-billion transaction vested with public interest.

 
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Posted by on August 4, 2011 in Globe Telecom

 

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