Maya Bank to roll out this 2022

Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/07/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Developers of electronic wallet (e-wallet) app PayMaya are targeting to launch its digital banking service Maya Bank next year. During a virtual press briefing of PLDT’s 3rd Quarter Performance on November 4, the…

International link problems cause slow, unstable internet, says PLDT

Gabriel Pabico Lalu 03/27/2021

MANILA, Philippines — PLDT has issued a statement about the slow and intermittent internet speeds experienced by a lot of users, saying that it is due to combined effects of unrelated events on one of its international…

Smart completes Sun rebrand

PR 01/07/2021

A better mobile experience awaits Sun subscribers as Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart), wireless arm of the country’s largest and only integrated telco PLDT, completes the rebrand of Sun Prepaid to Smart Prepaid. Customers are also retaining their…

When things work well—or don’t

Cielito F. Habito - @inquirerdotnet 12/15/2020

It’s a lot easier to write on things that go wrong “only in da Pilipins,” as they say—be it traffic, shoddy public services, sadistic government processes, inept or corrupt public “servants,” or what have you. But once…

Telcos trumpet wins ahead of critical Malacañang finish line

Miguel Camus 12/07/2020

Industry giants PLDT Inc. and Globe Telecom announced details on their aggressive network upgrades for this year until 2021, while telco startup Dito Telecommunity began “friendly user tests” of its services. The flurry of updates came ahead…

Telcos double down on fiber rollout as demand, competition pick up

Miguel Camus 10/05/2020

Industry giants PLDT Inc. and Globe Telecom are accelerating the rollout of fiber internet across the country, spurred by surging demand during the COVID-19 pandemic and the entry of competition. The companies are laying down new fiber…

More Cebu schools are now powered by Smart

PR 09/23/2020

PLDT-Smart has partnered with the University of Southern Philippines Foundation, Cebu Technological University, Cebu Eastern College, Abellana National High School and Cordova National High School, through the provision of PLDT Home WiFi and Smart Bro Pocket WiFi…

Ex-PLDT top exec named president of Davao-based Dennis Uy’s telco

Miguel R. Camus - Reporter / @miguelrcamusINQ 08/14/2020

Once a candidate to head the country’s largest telecommunications company, PLDT Inc., Ernesto “Eric” Alberto was named president of emerging rival DITO CME Holdings on Friday. DITO CME said in a stock exchange filing that Alberto will…

PLDT warns against erring contractors

Delta Dyrecka C. Letigio 08/13/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT), one of the largest telecommunications company in the country, has warned its subscribers of a modus that has been reported by some of its subscribers. PLDT…

PHINMA Education and PLDT enable students’ flexible learning with data plan

PR 07/22/2020

(Manila, Philippines – July 2020) – PHINMA Education, a fast-growing network of schools in Southeast Asia, partnered with PLDT to provide mobile data and access to learning platforms to students in five schools and universities across the…

No internet connection, mobile reception on Christmas Day? Here’s the reason why…

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 12/25/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Complaints from subscribers of Philippine Long Distance Company, Inc. (PLDT) and Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) flooded social media as most of them expressed annoyance over the absence of internet connection and mobile reception…

Asian Carriers Conference: Telecom players’ venue for collaboration

Irene R. Sino Cruz 09/04/2019

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu —Telecommunications industry players need to establish greater collaboration to address increasing technological disruption, declining margins and fast-changing customer preferences. Given these challenges, Katrina Luna-Abelarde, global president and chief executive officer of the Philippine Long…

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