Asia Briefs: Digitel wins appeal, Tatung to lose Wimax licence & more
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Report: PLDT to surrender Philippine 3G spectrum to secure merger
Philippine number one operator PLDT has agreed to hand back some of the 3G spectrum it holds in order to win regulatory approval for its proposed acquisition of number three operator Digitel
Philippines operator calls for spectrum review
Philippines operator Globe Telecom is set to call for the country’s telecoms watchdog to regulate the amount of spectrum available to rival PLDT when its anticipated merger with Digitel is completed.
PLDTs bid for rival confirms its dominance
Philippine Long Distance Telephone (PLDT) has reached agreement to acquire a controlling interest in smaller rival Digital Telecommunications Philippines, known as Digitel, in a move that would reduce the number of significant players in the country’s mobile market from three to two and further confirm PLDT’s dominance.
TeleGeography notes that Venezuelan GSM mobile operator Digitel expects to announce the commercial launch of 3G services by the end of the first quarter of this year.