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Philippines mobile market becomes two-horse race

PLDT takes two-thirds of Filipino mobile market following Digitel acquisition; eyes LTE launch

Feature: Will the mobile phone ever replace the physical wallet?

This new feature video reveals how leading players are split in answering the question of whether the mobile phone can ever take over from the physical wallet in the world of payments.

Emerging market operators look to dealer networks to drive mobile money schemes

LIVE FROM GSMA MOBILE MONEY SUMMIT 2011: Mobile operators in Afghanistan, Pakistan and the Philippines are implementing programmes aimed at incentivising their dealer networks to begin offering more mobile banking services.

NEC completes SingTel LTE trial

NEC says it has completed a “phase 1” field trial of LTE in the Philippines with Globe Telecom, a subsidiary of SingTel Group.

MMS 2010: Regulatory change boosts mobile money in Philippines

The importance of banking regulators – and how mobile operators co-operate with them – was highlighted by Rizza Maniego-Eala, president of G-Xchange, during this morning’s panel session at MMS 2010.

MMS 2010: Globes GCASH and PayPal partner on mobile remittances

GCASH, the micro-payment service from Filipino operator Globe, has partnered with online payments network PayPal to provide an SMS-based international remittance service.

Globe Telecom Q4 profit rises 8.5% on lower expenses

Globe Telecom said today its fourth-quarter net profit rose 8.5 percent from a year earlier as reduced subsidy and operating expenses more than offset the decline in service revenue caused by the company’s decision to retain only better quality cellular subscribers.


SingTel signs up 170,000 iPhone users

Telecompaper notes that SingTel has registered more than 170,000 iPhone 3G activations across the group since launching the device in July in Australia (Optus), and in Singapore (SingTel), India (Bharti Airtel) and the Philippines (Globe Telecom) in August.

Zain launches mobile wallet in Bahrain

Mobile operator Zain Bahrain has announced the launch of Zain Wallet, a mobile financial transactions service.

Globe Telecom’s net income falls 30%

Philippine-based communications provider Globe Telecom saw its net income drop on flat revenues in the fourth-quarter 2008, notes Telecompaper. Globe’s net income fell by 30.2 percent year-on-year to PHP2.50 billion (US$53 million).