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NTC hearing on PLDT-Digitel deal on May 23

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PLDT‘s acquisition of Digitel is still in the works and is not final (see original story here). NTC has yet to approve of this sale before it pushes thru. As such, the commission has set a hearing this May 23, 2011.

The hearing will allow all parties who oppose to the deal to state their case. Even the Office of the President has tasked the Justice Department to look into the deal to see if the merger is aligned with consumer’s interest (the deal has sparked issues of anti-trust). I’m sure reps of Globe Telecom will be there as they’ve been very vocal about this case from the very beginning.

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We’ve already said our piece here before (Merging Smart & Sun not good for consumers?) and pondered on the reasons why PLDT made this move.

Do you guys agree that PLDT should be allowed to buy Digitel/Sun Cellar?

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Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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henry
henry
10 years ago

I think the merger will affect the unlicall promo of sun cellilar which is very benificial among the consumer,look at the unlicall of smart,Hindi ba putolputol meron bang unlicall na potulpotul?

ikomito
11 years ago

no to merger. its just a plain pro-company and not pro-consumer. sana lang talaga magkaron ng political will ang NTC to decide. masyado ng nkakatakot ang PLDT…tandaan natin ang kasabihan, “masama ang sobra”.

Jericho D
11 years ago

Hey guys,
As a consumer, I’m against the merger if it destroys competition and our welfare (though some analysts think it will). I don’t want to go back when PLDT monopolized our telephones many years ago.

If you are against the merger or would like regulators to intervene more, sign this petition: http://bit.ly/ilUdb9

heyheyhey
heyheyhey
11 years ago

Ang ninanakaw na load ng SMART ay mapupunta sa kaban ng TV5. Hahaha! :-P

Jayson Moy
Jayson Moy
11 years ago

Merger okay with me.
But Globe has the right to contest the deal but
I hope, the result will be in favor of SMART.
I like the way SMART and MVP shake the telecom landscape. He took the risk. While Globe, being too conservative, didn’t get what they want.

SUN took the risk = offering 24/7 CTU
And NOW, big telcos wanted to grab it!

tmcr
tmcr
11 years ago

I am in favor of the merger. It will result to better network coverage for Sun Cellular. And continued offering of the Sun-to-Sun Call and Text Unlimited. In the future, unlimited call and text to Smart will also be possible.

Globe Telecom is such a hypocrite in filing a protest. Globe also attempted to acquire Digitel, but they lost the bidding to Smart. What a sore loser!

index1php
11 years ago

Sana di ma-apprubahan merger…

Faith@ahead
11 years ago

i agree with the above comments! lesser competition might lead to half-assed services…

arj
arj
11 years ago

Uso na talaga ang merging gaya ng microsoft,binili ang skype

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