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THE Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) tapped a United Kingdom-based audit firm to monitor Grab Philippines’ (MyTaxi.PH, Inc.) fulfillment of its voluntary commitments in relation to its acquisition of Uber Philippines in March.
NOW Telecom Company, Inc. is suing the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) over alleged insertions of new requirements in the terms of reference for the new major telecommunications player.
FOUR LOCAL FIRMS and only one foreign company, Norway’s Telenor Group, firmed up their interest in participating in the auction for the country’s third major telecommunications service provider by purchasing the bid documents on Monday -- the first day of its availability.
INTERNET advocacy group Better Broadband Alliance (BBA) said the draft rules limiting the proposed cell-tower industry to two companies should include performance commitments.
CHELSEA LOGISTICS Holdings Corp. (CLC) is allocating more than $100 million for the expansion of its fleet as it expects six passenger vessels to be delivered in the next three years.
GLOBE TELECOM, Inc. is expecting to speed up the roll out of more than 120 cell sites in Metro Manila as it signed an agreement with the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) to cut the process for securing permits in building telco infrastructure.
MEGAWIDE CONSTRUCTION Corp. is launching next month the Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange (PITX), a “landport” for passengers from the south going to Metro Manila.
THE Department of Transportation (DoTr) said issues with Chinese commuter trains ordered from CRRC Dalian Co trains are delaying the signing of maintenance deal with Sumitomo Corp. and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (Sumitomo-MHI) for Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3).
THE Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) said that next month it will start the pilot test of its fiber backbone facility that will be used for the implementation of the national broadband plan.
PLDT, Inc. announced on Thursday it has signed an agreement to sell separately $175 million worth of shares in its digital innovations unit Voyager Innovations, Inc. to a group of foreign investors led by investment firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR) and Chinese tech company Tencent Holdings Ltd.
TWITTER, INC. announced on Thursday it is making its in-stream video advertisements available globally and has forged partnerships with local companies ABS-CBN Corp. and GMA Network, Inc.
THE DEPARTMENT of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) presented on Tuesday the final timetable for selection of the country’s third major telecommunications service provider, with documents available for purchase by interested parties starting Oct. 8, Monday.
SMARTPHONE shipments jumped 5.6% to 7.8 million units in the first half, a reversal of the decline seen in the same period in 2017, according to International Data Corp. (IDC) Philippines.
PHILIPPINE Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (PT&T) has filed a petition with the Court of Appeals (CA), questioning the “erroneous” and “inaccurate” amount of supervision and regulation fee (SRF) imposed on the company by the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC).
BUDGET carrier Cebu Pacific expects the delivery of its first Airbus A320neo (new engine option) by November, which will be deployed for international routes before the end of 2018.
NORWAY’S Telenor Group said it is in talks with local companies as it eyes participation in the bidding for the third player slot in the Philippine telco industry.
US DEFENSE contractor Lockheed Martin is banking on the versatility of its third generation Black Hawks to convince Philippine President Rodrigo R. Duterte to change his mind, after announcing he rejected an offer from the United States government to procure F-16 fighter jets.
SEVERAL STAKEHOLDERS raised concern over the proposed memorandum circular (MC) of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) and the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) on common telecommunications infrastructure, particularly a provision that limited to two the initial number of tower companies allowed to operate.
THE Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) said Indonesian ride-hailing company Go-Jek filed an application to operate in the Philippines, but it was not entertained as the government issued a moratorium on accrediting transport network company (TNC) last month.
DEALING with the emergence of artificial intelligence (AI) and the threat of job losses should be a greater concern for the government in addressing key reforms to the education system, an executive from IBM Philippines, Inc. said.
EUROPEAN aircraft manufacturer Airbus is launching new military aircraft and satellite products which it said is fit for the government’s plans to modernize the Philippine Air Force (PAF).
LEGACY airlines enjoy an advantage over their competition because the lack of airport expansion makes their landing slots more valuable over time, researchers commissioned by the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) said.
THE Department of Transportation (DoTr) is not closing doors on a private consortium’s unsolicited proposal to build a $12-billion international airport in Sangley Point until the local government of Cavite moves forward with its own pitch.
THE Department of Transportation (DoTr) is studying relocation of the Siargao Airport in Surigao del Norte because of terrain features like nearby hills that make landings dangerous.
THE DEPARTMENT of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) and the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) published on Friday the final terms of reference (ToR) outlining the process by which the government will select by December a third major player in the telecommunications industry.
THE NATIONAL FOOD AUTHORITY (NFA) on Thursday chose 21 groups to import a total of 100,000 metric tons of rice for Zamboanga City, Basilan, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi (ZamBaSulTa).
A stop-and-go traffic scheme will be implemented on the Skyway and South Luzon Expressway (SLEx) starting Sept. 29 until Nov. 22 for the construction of Circumferential Road 5 (C5) South Link Expressway, government concessionaire Metro Pacific group said.
PHILIPPINE Telegraph and Telephone Corp. (PT&T) is looking to raise P7 billion for its plan to expand its fixed line coverage throughout the country over the next two years.
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