Asia Briefs: PLDT reshuffles to focus on digital, LG Uplus claims 600Mb/s with LTE-U & more

In a regular series, Mobile World Live‘s Asia Editor Joseph Waring provides a regional roundup of news snippets: PLDT reshuffles to focus on digital The Philippines’ largest operator PLDT announced a number of management changes along with its Q1 results, …

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PLDT reports flat Q1 as SMS and roaming decline

The Philippines’ largest operator PLDT reported its net profit and revenue were stable in Q1 from a year ago as continued gains in data revenue couldn’t offset declines in SMS and international voice. The operator’s net profit was almost unchanged …

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Globe lines up against arch rival Smart with payments alliance

Globe, the second largest operator in the Philippines, has signed an MoU with e-commerce firm Lazada so that its GCash wallet can be used for payments on its partner’s sites across South East Asia. The announcement comes just a few …

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Globe, PLDT engage in zero-rating access battle

Philippine operator Globe Telecom will offer all its mobile customers free access to Facebook and Viber for a month starting 13 January after rival PLDT extended its free mobile data promotion for another month. The country’s two leading mobile operators, …

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PLDT, Rocket Internet form emerging markets vehicle

Philippines telecoms giant PLDT and Rocket Internet, the German investor, are each contributing their payment activities to a mobile-first venture with a focus on emerging markets. PLDT, an innovator domestically over many years in payments, will contribute the IP, platforms …

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PLDT sees strong growth in broadband, improved profits

PLDT, the largest telecoms operator in the Philippines, expanded its wireless broadband subscriber base 10 per cent to almost 2.7 million in the first nine months of the year, while fixed broadband connections rose 11 per cent to 1.1 million. …

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