Earlier today, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said that President Rodrigo Duterte wants China to become the third telecommunications operator in the Philippines.
According to Roque, Presidente Duterte has already made a proposal to Chinese Premier Li Keqiang during a bilateral meeting in Malacañang last Nov. 15. The president also offered to China the privilege to enter as the third telecoms carrier in the country since China “has the capital and the technology to provide efficient telecoms service” and that “no doubt that they are among the biggest in the world.”
The said Chinese telecommunications company is still unknown and it will compete with two duopoly of Globe Telecom Inc. and PLDT Inc.
The president also mentioned in his September 29 CNN interview that he wants a cheap yet fast internet connection for everyone and the only way fix the dilemma is to introduce a new competition.