PLDT to return frequencies for new telco player

PLDT to return frequencies for new telco player




PLDT is reportedly returning the CURE frequencies to the NTC by the instruction of President Rodrigo Duterte. This is to make way for the frequencies to be awarded to the upcoming third Telecommunications player. The report came via a Facebook post of DICT Undersecretary and OIC of DICT, Eliseo Rio Jr., who also detailed the history of PLDT’s acquisition and divestiture of CURE.


 

Way back in 2005 the NTC opened up five 3G slots to be contested by major Telco players. Four of the five slots were awarded to Globe, Smart/PLDT, SUN, and CURE. Two years later, PLDT bought CURE and made it into RED mobile. Then in 2011, PLDT acquired SUN Cellular which prompted a series of events that compelled the Telco to divest CURE.



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5 Responses

  1. Jude says:

    Frequencies are given to telcos for free so it is fitting to give it back without any cost.

    Sana pina rent na lang mga frequencies para ibalik nila pag hindi nila ginagamit.

  2. jaybee says:

    I think that PLDT and the government have agreement. PLDT will not give up those valuable frequencies easily without getting something. . Maybe PLDT has a plan

  3. Thank you for PLDT in giving free frequency. I think it will give a good service to the customer because of this. It is a good news.

  4. I think it will give a good service to the customer because of this. It is a good news.

  5. Alex Torriver says:

    respectable gesture from MVP. Kailangan natin ng mga ganitong klase ng tao ngayon sa Pilipinas to set as a good example.

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