Looks like there’s still hope for a third player in the telecommunications market in the Philippines as San Miguel has expressed that it will still launch its own high speed Internet service even without a partner.
In an interview with Inquirer, San Miguel Corp. (SMC) President Ramon S. Ang said that the company could launch its LTE high speed Internet service even without a partner. “Nobody can stop this anymore. When we launch, we expect to lure subscribers right away with better quality and cheaper Internet.” Ang said.
Ang also revealed that the company is already testing its service and would roll out within this year. “We won’t switch it on until it’s perfect.”
SMC and Telstra are in discussions concerning the joint telecoms venture since last year but no agreements have been reached so far. The Australian telco also expressed that there’s no guarantee that the venture will push through.