Converge fiber broadband registers 47% faster average download speed in Q1

The average download speed of Converge ICT Solutions Inc., the country’s only pure fiber broadband provider, was 47% faster from 28.88 Mbps in Q4 2020 to 42.43 Mbps in Q1 2021, according to the latest Speedtest Intelligence® data from Ookla®.* Ookla also recently verified that Converge delivered the most consistent network performance among fixed broadband… Read More Converge fiber broadband registers 47% faster average download speed in Q1

Sustained network investments power Smart’s stable, fast customer experience

Sustained investments in the network enabled PLDT and its wireless arm Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) to satisfy increased demand for mobile data services. Mobile data services accounted for 78 percent of Consumer Wireless revenues in the first quarter of 2021.   Among these active data users is Bacolod student Cloe Anne Marie Malaga, who shifted to… Read More Sustained network investments power Smart’s stable, fast customer experience

Globe eyes new offerings to strengthen leadership, regain business momentum

Globe Telecom Inc. on Wednesday said its is eyeing to offer new offerings to  strengthen its leadership in the mobile sector and regain business momentum despite mobility restrictions, as it continues to gear up for increased competition.  Ernest L. Cu, Gobe president and chief executive  said the telco would roll out new offers for its… Read More Globe eyes new offerings to strengthen leadership, regain business momentum

NLEX expects RFID system enhancements by third quarter of 2021

NLEX Corp. on Wednesday said it expects to complete the enhancement  in the radio frequency identification (RFID) system by third quarter of the year that would improve the travel experience of motorists.  Enhancements in the  RFID system nvolves system updates, realignment of antennas, installation of contactless card readers, and the initial implementation of automatic license plate… Read More NLEX expects RFID system enhancements by third quarter of 2021

DPWH Sec. Villar : CALAX Silang Section to be completed in 2022

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) on Tuesday said the new section of the Cavite Laguna Expressway (CALAX) is set to be opened to motorists by third quarter of this year. “I am very pleased that despite the mobility challenges brought about by the pandemic, construction for CALAX Subsection 5 remains on track… Read More DPWH Sec. Villar : CALAX Silang Section to be completed in 2022

Cebu Pacific net loss up 516.9% to P7.3B in first quarter of 2021 due to COVID-19

Cebu Air Inc., the operator of Cebu Pacific and Cebgo on Monday said net loss grew by 516.9 percent in the first quarter of 2021 due to the impact of COVID-19 outbreak. The Gokongwei-led airline said net loss amounted to P7.29 billion in the January to March period, up from P1.18 billion in the same… Read More Cebu Pacific net loss up 516.9% to P7.3B in first quarter of 2021 due to COVID-19

TFC tops Comscore’s TV viewing engagement for Filipino networks in Asian households in the US

TFC, the overseas flagship channel of leading global Filipino media and entertainment network ABS-CBN, was the preferred Filipino channel and among the most watched multicultural networks on cable and satellite in the U.S. this past month of March. This data was shared by Comscore, a leading and trusted source for television viewing data.  “We are… Read More TFC tops Comscore’s TV viewing engagement for Filipino networks in Asian households in the US

PLDT, Smart drive digital transformation, offer ‘lifeline’ to small biz

Leading integrated telco PLDT and its wireless arm Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) forge ahead in extending services that enable Filipinos to thrive in the new normal, reinforcing the “backbone” of the economy. “In the face of massive job losses in lower income sectors due to the shutdown of retail services and establishments, e-commerce platforms serve… Read More PLDT, Smart drive digital transformation, offer ‘lifeline’ to small biz

Globe expands 5G sites to 1,833 as of March 2021

Globe Telecom Inc. on Monday said it build more cell sites and fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) lines  in the first quarter of the year despite quarantine challenges.  The Ayala-led telco said it has already installed 318 new cell towers in strategic locations all over the country and further boosted by 20 stand alone in-building solutions (IBS) in… Read More Globe expands 5G sites to 1,833 as of March 2021