Talks are rife that the Manny Pangilinan-led telco is negotiating for the purchase of the Lopez-owned cable operator. PLDT, however, said in a disclosure on Monday, Sept. 14, that discussions are still in the exploratory stage.
The holding company of new telco player Dito Telecommunity disclosed that Davao-based businessman Dennis Uy has stepped down as president to give way to the appointment of former PLDT chief revenue officer Eric Alberto.
Cathy Yang will also oversee the communications needs of the broader MVP Group of Companies, of which PLDT is part. She takes on the rank of first vice president and will be part of PLDT’s top management team.
The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) has extended the validity of all existing telecom and broadcast permits, certificates and licenses until Dec. 31, 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
For P2,500 a month, SMEs and large enterprises can avail of the main components of the “Beyond Fiber” package: enterprise-grade connectivity via a premium Wi-Fi device and fiber connection supported by a dedicated business hotline.
The Asia Direct Cable (ADC) Consortium is building a new 9,400-kilometer long submarine cable that will provide additional capacity for Internet and digital services via a new route through the East and Southeast regions.
The program will cover unpaid balances of their customers as of April 30 and will include PLDT Home customers, Smart postpaid, and Sun postpaid mobile users.
Aside from push-to-talk smartphones, telco giant PLDT is also providing free Smart Messaging Suite accounts to healthcare facilities, and free WiFi for healthcare workers and on-ground security personnel.