3G, 4 Operators, 5 golden rings!
The wheels of fate are rolling. The inevitable is arriving.
No, the national elections isn’t around the corner just yet. But 3G is!
3G allows faster transmission speeds that make high-bandwidth applications such as video calls and video streaming possible. Browsing the Internet and downloading large files would be faster using 3G, as this technology offers full mobility, richer experience and greater convenience to customers.
I read on Inquirer that 4 operators have been given licenses to roll-out 3G in the Philippines:
AYALA-OWNED mobile operator Globe Telecom and Smart Communications, a subsidiary of Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co., were among the four grantees of a license to operate third-generation (3G) mobile networks in the Philippines, the companies said in separate statements Wednesday.
A source privy to the bidding of the 3G licenses at the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) confirmed that Globe and Smart were among the four operators granted the right to operate 3G services in the country. The other operators are Digital Telecommunications (Digitel) and Connectivity Unlimited Resources Enterprises Inc. (Cure).
Cure? Images of men with eye-liner in an 80′s band come to mind. Who the hey is Cure? I’m not privy to that side of the industry. But they’re all welcome!
The more operators, the more choices, the better for consumers. See how Sun Cellular has changed the rules of the game.
What will 3G be like in the Philippines? What will it bring for the SMS-crazed Filipinos?