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The Philippines' PLDT has posted a 6% decrease in profit for the first quarter, due to declining revenue and forex losses. 
 
The company said its reported net profit fell to 10.73 billion Philippine pesos ($249.1 million), from 4% lower revenue of 36.51 billion pes

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The Philippine government, led by the Commission on Information and Communications Technology (CICT), is actively taking steps to hasten the country's transition to Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) in response to the announcement made last February that the last batch of IPV4 addresses has be

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Convergys said it would expand again its operations in the Philippines with a fourth facility in Cebu City.
 
Located in the Asiatown IT Park, the new facility will bring to 15 the company’s operating facilities throughout the country.
 
Marife Zamora, managing director for Asi

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The two major shareholders in the Philippines' Globe Telecom have no intention of giving up on the business despite the prospect of a duopoly.
 
The chairman of Ayala Corp told ABS-CBN News that the Ayala conglomerate, along with its partner SingTel, rem

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Philippine operators Globe Telecom and Smart Communications went head-to-head on the weekend with launches of 4G mobile broadband networks.
 
Smart Communications went live with its LTE network in Boracay.
 
The company

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The Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT) will acquire a majority stake in rival DigiTel, in a deal that will help it gain market share in the Philippines.
 
PLDT will buy 51.55% of DigiTel in a deal worth 74.1 billion pesos ($1.71 billion), with the transaction scheduled to take place by Q2 this year.

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The TV images of a distraught father talking to his daughter trapped in a collapsed building soon after the recent Christchurch, New Zealand, earthquakes still bring chills down my spine. When the call dropped the poor man became distraught because he had not been able to get her location in order to go and save her.

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For years, the Philippines has enjoyed a reputation as the biggest SMS market in Asia, if not the planet. Now with SMS volumes on the decline, the country may be on its way to becoming the biggest social-networking market on Earth.

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Philippines-based Globe Telecom has announced plans to expand the network capacity of its 12,000 base stations and 6,500 cell sites, in order to meet the country’s increasing demand for both voice and data services.
 
The firm cited social networking’s increasing popularity in the Philippines as a major reason behind its decision to embark on network expan

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Australia's vividwireless will conduct the first Australian TD-LTE trial, in conjunction with Huawei Australia.

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