As some lawmakers want SkyCable shut down, Philippine cable industry to shut down if EO 205 is repealed

Over 1,000 cable TV operators nationwide will be forced to close to the detriment of its subscribers, if the government disregards the existing executive order that allows them to operate without a franchise. This was the reaction of a nationwide group of cable TV operators following reports that the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) has sought the…

SKYcable and SKY Fiber continue to operate

SKY Cable Corporation today said that its SKYcable and SKY Fiber services continue to operate and serve its subscribers nationwide, as they are not covered by the cease and desist order issued by the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC). “We wish to reiterate our assurance to our cable and broadband subscribers that they will continue to…

Philippines’ leading business groups ask Congress to act on ABS-CBN’s franchise renewal

  The country’s leading business groups are calling on Congress for the immediate and just resolution of ABS-CBN’s franchise renewal as its closure has negatively affected many industries, especially the advertising sector. The Philippine Association of Advertisers has branded the network’s shutdown as “adversely disruptive” to many marketing communications programs of many advertisers. According to…

No to ABS-CBN Shutdown!

In the midst of the country’s battle against the coronavirus pandemic, news broke about ABS-CBN‘s cease and desist order to operate. On May 4, the franchise to operate by the country’s largest television network expires. We see a flurry of verbal tussles among our lawmakers and legal luminaries on whether the giant network can continue…

Smart Widens Lead In LTE Speeds Nationwide – OpenSignal

PLDT wireless arm Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) is increasing its lead in LTE/4G speeds nationwide, according to crowd-sourced data gathered by wireless coverage research firm OpenSignal. The latest OpenSignal results, which covered the months of September to November, showed that Smart has established what it called “clear leadership” in LTE/4G across the country, with nationwide…

Smart Beefs Up Cellular And Wifi Services In LRT-1

PLDT mobile subsidiary Smart Communications is upgrading its cellular network coverage in the Light Rail Transit (LRT) Line 1 as part of a broad initiative to improve the mobile experience of LRT commuters numbering up to 600,000 daily. Under this program, Smart will beef up its 2G, 3G, and 4G network coverage in LRT-1. State-of-the-art…