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The Philippines’ Globe Telecom has asked the country’s regulator to develop a domestic IP peering policy.
 
IP peering is similar to the interconnection platform used be local operators to route calls and texts to one another.
 
According to the Manila Times, Globe

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Philippines-based Globe Telecom will push for rival PLDT to give up some of its spectrum, should the latter’s acquisition of third-largest player Digitel go through.
 
According to the Inquirer, Globe’s external legal counsel Rodolfo

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Japan's NTT will expand its partnership with PLDT, and may pay $263 million to maintain its 20% stake in the Philippine operator.
 
NTT subsidiary DoCoMo has flagged plans to establish a joint business co-operation committee with PLDT as well as its mobile subsidiary Smart.
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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 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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Philippines-based Globe Telecom has upped its capital expenditure for the year by 16%, and will spend more than a third of the amount on boosting its mobile broadband business.
 
CEO Ernest Cu has declared that $180 million of the proposed $500 million capital expenditure for the year would be assigned to 3G broadband, Business World

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Maybe not as grand as the T-Mobile/AT&T proposed merger, the takeover of fixed-mobile operator in the Philippines, Digitel, by The Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT), is a sign of things to come.

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Vivendi will buy the 44% stake in French mobile operator SFR it does not own from Vodafone for €7.95 billion ($11.31 billion).

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It was the week that saw mobile consolidation in the Philippines, a rough week for RIM and a potentially pricier NBN for Australia.
 
PLDT took control of the Philippines’ No.

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PLDT’s purchase of a controlling stake in number three rival DigiTel in the Philippines could spell a duopoly for the market that puts customers at a disadvantage.
 
Stock prices for both PLDT and number two player Globe had risen in wake of the announcement, fuelled by perception that both companies would enjoy higher profit margins with a major rival out of

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