PLDT CEO Manuel V. Pangilinan stated that their industry giant, PLDT Inc. is targeting to launch 5G services for select home broadband and corporate customers by the fourth quarter of 2019. PLDT’s rollout comes after rival Globe Telecom’s own commercial pilot launch in the approaching days, given Globe’s target to offer 5G to households within this month. 5G or the Fifth-generation of the new mobile standard that will offer much


Telco giant and Digital services provider PLDT Inc. is “on track” to meet its P26-billion telco core income guidance for the year, as its wireless business remains to recover from years of decline coupled with the constant increases in revenues from its enterprise and home verticals. Manuel V. Pangilinan, the PLDT’s chairman, stated his group is expectant for the rest of 2019, as preliminary earnings from the first half “are


MANILA, Philippines –A memorandum dated May 31 and released last Wednesday, June 5th by the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) ordered all telcos to unlock devices free of charge, once the lock-in period ends. Smartphones and other gadgets bought from telecommunications companies can soon be unlocked with no additional charges, giving customers more flexibility. Said order will take effect 15 days after publication in a newspaper of general circulation. The Department

Globe Telecom

Globe Telecom found out that its mobile data traffic jump by 421% to 370 petabytes in the first three months of 2019 from 71 petabytes in the same quarter of 2016. This means, a steady surge in mobile data traffic is mostly attributed to more customers streaming videos on their smartphones and tablets. Globe President and CEO Ernest Cu noted, “With the explosion of data traffic consumption, building more cell


Asus Taiwan’s popular laptop brand on Monday revealed its new flagship line of laptops that feature a “full width” secondary touchscreen. Set a year after launching its line of Zenbooks including the ScreenPad–a trackpad that also functions as a secondary screen, Asus amped up on its bet and put a larger touchscreen on the keyboard area of the notebook. Unlike the first generation ScreenPad introduced last year, the ScreenPad Plus


Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) stated on Sunday that Mislatel has yet to complete all requirements for it to secure the papers and frequencies needed to begin operations. Mislatel consortium is the Filipino-Chinese conglomerate became chosen by the government as the country’s third major telecommunications player Eliseo Rio Jr. DICT’s acting Information chief stated that the Mislatel consortium — composed of Udenna Corp. and Chelsea Logistics Holdings Inc.

Fitch Ratings : Samsung may gain from Huawei's plight in trade war

According to Fitch Ratings, the Samsung Electronics Co Ltd has a high chance to strengthen its position in the smartphone market due to the letdown spurred to Huawei Technologies Co Ltd in the wake of US-China trade tensions, Tech companies which includes Google and SoftBank Group-owned stated ceasing supplies and updates over to Huawei. The ratings company said in a statement. The loss of access to may hurt the smartphone sales of


The Department of Information and Communications Technology assured the public on Thursday that Huawei’s banning in the US will have “little impact” on the Philippines, where local carriers guaranteed to diversify their hardware sources. DICT added that Manila also has tools to protect its telecommunications infrastructure. As Globe and PLDT conglomerates both use Huawei in their networks and have tapped the Shenzhen-based tech giant for their 5G rollouts. The DICT


National Privacy Commission (NPC) is now looking into the supposed security and cyber threat issues that China technology firms, particularly Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., may be bringing into their foreign markets, including the Philippines. NPC Commissioner Raymund E. Liboro cited that its technology standards division is observing into this issue. NPC Commissioner Raymund E. Liboro during a presscon for the Privacy Awareness Week (May 25-31) stated, “Since they operate in

Samsung Galaxy s10

Photographer BJ Pascual and rising filmmaker Samantha Lee talked about taking mobile photography and videography to the next level on the second leg of Samsung’s PASS10N Lab series of workshops held this week. Pascual is among the Philippines’ coveted photographers, having shot many of the country’s most beautiful faces. Being a household name in the fashion industry, his photos have been embellished the covers of magazines in both country and