SMART intros 5G LTE-A in the Philippines

Aug 14, 14 SMART intros 5G LTE-A in the Philippines

Posted by in Wireless Technology

Two years after introducing LTE (Long-Term Evolution) or 4G in the country, SMART today announced that it is now running 5G or LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) wireless technology in its network. LTE-A or 5G is ten times faster than 3G and more than twice as fast as 4G, delivering data from between 100 megabits per second (mbps) to 1 gigabit...

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LG posts strong quarterly profit, ships record-high 14.5 M smartphones in second quarter

Aug 11, 14 LG posts strong quarterly profit, ships record-high 14.5 M smartphones in second quarter

Posted by in Business, Enterprise, Mobile

LG Electronics (LG) announced 165 percent increase in second quarter net profit compared with the same period last year. The second quarter 2014 net profit of KRW 412 B (USD 399.8 M) and operating profit of KRW 606 B (USD 585.5 M), a 26.5 growth percentage year-over-year reflects strong earnings from both LG Electronics’ TV and...

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PLDT Invests USD 445 Million in Rocket Internet

Aug 07, 14 PLDT Invests USD 445 Million in Rocket Internet

Posted by in Business, Enterprise

Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT) today has just announced that it will invest €333 million or around USD 445 million for a 10 per cent stake in Rocket Internet. The partnership will leverage PLDT’s world-class mobile money expertise and resources with Rocket Internet’s global technology platform in developing...

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PLDT rolls out 5,000 new LTE base stations

In its drive to provide broadband connectivity to the whole country, PLDT has recently deployed 5,000 new fourth-generation base stations. The latest expansion which is part of PLDT Group’s 32 billion capital expenditures for the year brings ultra-fast wireless connectivity to nearly all cities and municipalities in the country in...

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MPTC launches prepaid EasyDrive RFID pass for Cavitex

Jun 29, 14 MPTC launches prepaid EasyDrive RFID pass for Cavitex

Posted by in Cars, Wireless Technology

As part of the on-going modernization of Cavitex, Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation (MPTC) recently launched the EasyDrive RFID prepaid pass. Designed to decongest the toll plazas on a 24/7 basis, the new radio frequency identification (RFID) EasyDrive pass can do rapid transactions at three to four seconds per vehicle....

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SMART launches SMART Bro Dashboard

Jun 21, 14 SMART launches SMART Bro Dashboard

Posted by in Mobile, Wireless Technology

SMART has just launched the SMART Bro Dashboard allowing its subscribers to easily manage their broadband subscription online. With the Dashboard, subscribers can now manage their Smart Bro accounts including their current load balance and promo subscription validity via the internet browser. Moreover, Smart Bro subscribers can now...

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Samsung PH ventures in enterprise solutions biz

Jun 12, 14 Samsung PH ventures in enterprise solutions biz

Posted by in Business, Enterprise

Aiming to successfully capture the local enterprise IT market like its consumer electronics business, Samsung Electronics Philippines Co. (SEPCO) officially launched recently its new Industry Business Solution Center located inside its headquarters at the Bonifacio Global City. The new facility which showcases Samsung’s...

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Huawei Ascend Y600 and Ascend Y320 now available at Sun Postpaid Plan 450 and 350

May 22, 14 Huawei Ascend Y600 and Ascend Y320 now available at Sun Postpaid Plan 450 and 350

Posted by in Telecoms

Sun Cellular adds Huawei Ascend Y600 and Huawei Ascend Y320 to its postpaid plans. Subscribers may now avail of the 5” Huawei Ascend Y600 at Sun Postpaid Plan 450 and the 4” Huawei Ascend Y320 at Sun Postpaid Plan 350. Both the Huawei Ascend Y600 and Huawei Ascend Y320 have Dual-SIM capabilities and are powered by Dual Core 1.3GHz...

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Spotify now Free on Globe GoSURF Plans

May 15, 14 Spotify now Free on Globe GoSURF Plans

Posted by in Telecoms

Globe last night has announced that it will be bringing Spotify for FREE to its GoSURF Postpaid and Prepaid Plans. Users can now enjoy free music streaming on Spotify Basic for GoSURF 99 and below and Spotify Premium for GoSURF 299 and above. Globe Postpaid subscribers can enjoy 200MB Spotify Basic music streaming service for Php...

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PLDT HOME Telpad Gets Quad Core Upgrade

Apr 26, 14 PLDT HOME Telpad Gets Quad Core Upgrade

Posted by in Gadgets, Telecoms

PLDT recently introduced a faster PLDT HOME Telpad. Previously available in Dual-Core, the refreshed Telpad is now powered by a Quad-Core processor. With the upgrade, the new Telpad now has twice the power to multitask and handle graphic-heavy apps and games than the previous Telpad model. For those who are not familiar with the...

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