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Local IT-BPM sector posts manpower, revenue growth in 2023

The Philippine IT-BPM sector posted growth in headcount and revenue in 2023, surpassing the global industry’s performance, according to the IT and Business Process Association of the Philippines (IBPAP).

PH mobile experience improves but still lags behind in SE Asia: report

Despite Filipino users observing an increase of 5.9Mbps (37.7%) in their average overall download speeds, the Philippines has gone from third place to fourth, as it has been overtaken by Malaysia — which has achieved an impressive burst of speed.

After ‘monkey’ and ‘Bart Simpson’ registration, telco vows to follow stricter NTC rules

Sen. Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III grilled the NTC during a budget hearing on Tuesday, Sept. 19, how it intends to prevent unscrupulous individuals from using fictitious information to register their SIM cards.

Pinoy game developers report $7M in export sales in Gamescom 2023

Gamescom 2023, the world's biggest gaming conference held on Aug. 23-25 in Cologne, Germany, attracted over 1,220 exhibitors spanning 63 countries in a sprawling exhibition space of 230,000 square meters.

PH firms urged to use online research tools to expand biz

Miguel Aliño Lopez, an international consultant at the International Trade Centre (ITC), has urged domestic micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to use various market research tools to access information and spot opportunities to expand their businesses worldwide.

4 Japanese tech firms investing P10.8B in PEZA ecozones

The investments came from manufacturers of high-technology products such as TDK Corp., which plans to invest P7.2 billion; Taiyo Yuden, P1.6 billion; Terumo Corp., P1 billion; and Almex Technologies, P1 billion.

High spectrum capacity benefits 4G, 5G in Asia Pacific: report

Opensignal data shows that Asia Pacific users observe twice or even thrice as fast 4G download speeds and around 50% faster 5G download speeds when there are large amounts of spectrum bandwidth connected compared with low amounts.

Indonesian metaverse, satellite companies firm up investment plans in PH

At the sidelines of the 43rd Asean Summit in Jakarta on Tuesday, Sept. 5, Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) secretary Fred Pascual revealed that two Indonesian technology companies -- PT Vaksindo Satwa Nusantara, and PT WIR Asia Tbk – will be investing heavily in the Philippines in the next few years.

Stiffer penalties sought against individuals selling registered SIMs

Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian made the call following a revelation made by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) that they have successfully registered with unnamed telecommunications operators' SIMs using the photograph of a smiling monkey.

GCash to start charging P5 cash-in fee for BPI, UnionBank accounts

GCash president and CEO Martha Sazon said at a recent media briefing that the fee is still “much lower” than the P25.00 that banks and other financial institutions usually charge for cash transfers.

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