Smart network ready for LTE Advanced: Rolando Peña

DAVAO CITY-After hitting LTE Advanced download speeds in excess of 200 megabits per second (Mbps) during tests in Manila, Smart Communications Inc. held another test in Davao City last Saturday. PLDT and Smart Technology head Rolando Peña said he scheduled the test in Davao to show that the company’s network is able to deliver LTE AdvancedContinue reading “Smart network ready for LTE Advanced: Rolando Peña”

Smart makes country’s first LTE voice call, SMS

Smart Communications, Inc. conducted the country’s first long-term evolution (LTE) voice calls and SMS in Cebu last Tuesday. PLDT-Smart Technology head Rolando Peña described the development as historic and said it was a “major step forward for Smart and the Philippine mobile industry.” LTE is a telecommunication standard for high-speed data transfer. Being a standardContinue reading “Smart makes country’s first LTE voice call, SMS”

Next frontier lies in media space: MVP

PLDT will not just be an Internet pipe for data, chairman Manuel V. Pangilinan told shareholders during a meeting Thursday afternoon in Dusit Thani hotel in Makati City. The company needs to “move firmly into social media, social networking and Internet spaces before they move into ours and eat our lunch,” Pangilinan told the company’sContinue reading “Next frontier lies in media space: MVP”

Globe offers unlimited calling to landlines with Globe DUO

Globe launched in Cebu last week its Globe DUO service, a combination mobile and landline service that gives subscribers two numbers—a mobile phone number and a portable landline number—using just one subscriber identification module (SIM). With Globe DUO, consumers get to make and receive unlimited calls to and from any landline number within a certainContinue reading “Globe offers unlimited calling to landlines with Globe DUO”

End of the Affair

(Blogger’s note: This break-up post was written a couple of weeks back.) We go way back, Globelines and I. More than 5 years, if I can recall correctly. I signed up with the company before Globelines became what it is today, one of two giant telecommunications companies that dominate the country. I signed up toContinue reading “End of the Affair”