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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

PLDT set to meet foreign ownership limits

Philippine Long Distance Telephone (PLDT) said it will issue preferred shares with voting rights in order to comply with a court ruling which said it was in breach of foreign ownership rules, Reuters said.

Globe hits back at PLDT claims

Philippines-based mobile operator Globe Telecom has refuted allegations that it is trying to acquire additional radio spectrum from the government “free of charge”, as is being claimed by rival PLDT, reports Cellular News.

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.

Docomo to offer extended Twitter functionality; ups Philippine investment

Japanese mobile market leader NTT Docomo announced this morning it has reached an agreement with Twitter to deeply embed the social networking service into its feature phones and smartphones.

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.

Report: Industry heavyweights form Asian cloud group

TelecomsEurope reports that a group of global vendors and Asian operators have joined forces to push cloud computing in the region

Smart nears HSPA rollout completion

Filipino incumbent PLDT, through its wholly-owned mobile arm Smart Communications, says it plans to complete the deployment of HSPA technology on its national network by the end of this month, according to a TeleGeography report.