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Econ managers, biz groups back new law allowing full foreign ownership in telcos, key sectors

Pres. Rodrigo Duterte signed into law on Monday, March 21, Republic Act 11659 or the amendments to the Public Service Act (PSA), which allows full foreign ownership in key sectors including telecommunications, railways, airports, and shipping.

Global syndicate behind text scam surge, says NPC

The National Privacy Commission (NPC) has revealed that, based on its initial investigations, the recent smishing activities are being run by a global crime syndicate and not by a group that has gained unauthorized access to contact tracing forms.

Poe tells Dito: Roll out services in underserved areas

At the last Senate hearing, Sen. Grace Poe questioned Dito Telecommunity for rolling out services mainly in the NCR instead of barangays in unserved and underserved areas.

Global telco cloud revenue will grow to $29.3B by 2025: analyst

The telco cloud growth will be driven primarily by cloud infrastructure-related investments, such as Virtual Network Functions (VNFs), Management and Network Orchestration (MANO), and Cloud Native Functions (CNFs).

PH telcos urged to compete on data privacy, protection to win customers

The National Privacy Commission (NPC) is urging local telecommunications operators Globe, Smart, and the incoming third player, Mislatel consortium, to compete for consumer trust in terms of better services and better data privacy protection.

Group says conditions ripe for picking new telco player, initiating reforms

The Better Broadband Alliance said the new player should be flexible and versatile enough to consider that it will likely not have a free ride on existing infrastructure,

Global spending on telco services, pay TV to speed up in 2018

Worldwide spending on telecommunications services and pay TV services reached $1,662 billion in 2017, an increase of 1.4% year-over-year (in constant dollar terms), according to research firm IDC.

Preferential treatment for 3rd telco player ‘absolutely’ justified, says solon

Without the preferential treatment, Makati City Rep. Luis Campos Jr. said the third player would face numerous hurdles, including potential delays in securing licenses and regulatory approvals to form the new telecommunications company.

Complaints on Boracay’s slow Internet prompt governor to write telcos

Foreigners visiting the world?s best beach on this island have complained so much about slow Internet speeds that its governor is taking matters into his own hands.

Telcos to NTC: No minimum ‘Net standards for now, let’s measure speed privately

Telcos have proposed that only the averaged speed of the entire local ISP industry should be published by the NTC and not the individual speed of each operator.
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