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The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) has the authority to order PLDT Inc. and Globe Telecom to install their radios only on common towers despite their legislative franchises, a government official said on Wednesday. Businessman and Presidential Adviser on Economic Affairs and Information Technology Ramon “RJ” Jacinto told The Manila Times…

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Globe’s information and communications technology arm has launched a new cloud-based technology that is aimed at addressing the current connectivity requirements of large corporations. Globe Business announced on Tuesday night the rollout of its Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN), which aims to provide companies with secure data connectivity. Albert de…

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THE construction arm of the Aboitiz Group has partnered with engineering and construction firm First Balfour, Inc., a unit of Lopez family-led First Philippine Holdings Corp. (FPH), to explore business opportunities in the Visayas. “This partnership guarantees resilience and competitiveness as both can leverage on respective strengths,” Aboitiz Construction, Inc.…

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GLOBE Telecom has inked partnerships with three retailers to expand the presence of its e-cash services provider GCash in the local market, a top official said. Ernest Cu, Globe chief executive officer and president, told reporters over the weekend that the telco had closed deals with fast food giant Kentucky…

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The digital transformation of companies, prompted by the increasing demand for digital products and services, is expected to contribute about $8 billion (P413.2 billion) to the Philippine economy by 2021, Microsoft Philippines said. Citing an International Data Corp. (IDC) study, titled “Unlocking the Economic Impact of Digital Transformation in Asia-Pacific,”…

Amid govt push for common tower policy

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THE so-called duopoly of Globe Telecom and PLDT expressed openness to a common tower policy but said they should be allowed to put their own towers as indicated in their franchises. In a bid to hasten the rollout of cell sites, the government announced in January its plan to implement…

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TELECOMMUNICATIONS players may not put up or have a stake in the proposed independent cellular tower providers, a government official said. Presidential Adviser on Economic Affairs and Information Technology Ramon Jacinto said that once a telecom player owns a share in a tower company or companies, that tower company will…

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LISTED China Banking Corp. said its earnings for full-year 2017 jumped 15 percent, buoyed by the robust performance of its core and fee-based businesses. In a disclosure on Friday, China Bank said consolidated net income hit P7.4 billion versus the P6.45 billion recorded in 2016, translating to a 9.90 percent…

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CEMENT manufacturer Cemex Holdings Philippines, Inc. remains bullish it will see strong momentum in 2018 despite a drop in net sales last year. Cemex Holdings saw its net sales dip to P21.8 billion from the P24.3 billion recorded a year earlier due to the impact of lower cement prices. However,…

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PLDT Inc. unit PayMaya has partnered with pharmacy retail chain Mercury Drug to hasten the deployment of its quick response (QR) payment system in the market. In a statement on Friday, the Pangilinan-led telco said Mercury Drug was the first pharmacy-retail chain in the country to adopt the PayMaya QR,…

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