Smart helps Visayan students with digital tools amid Omicron, Odette

Smart has extended support to the University of the Visayas via the provision of connectivity devices with 6 months’ worth of load allocation which will be distributed to students who have been severely impacted by Super Typhoon Odette. This initiative is part of Smart’s bigger program called “Smart Study Program” aiming to make distance learning…

60% of global consumers frustrated with navigating content on streaming video services: Accenture

“Streaming’s Next Act” report highlights the need for content aggregators to give consumers greater control Three-in-five subscribers to multiple streaming services expressed frustration with their viewing experiences, according to a new report from Accenture, and 44% of those surveyed indicate they spend more than six minutes searching for something to watch.

PLDT, Smart frontliners devote holidays to reconnecting Odette-hit communities

North Luzon Smart engineers deployed to Cebu switch on a generator set to power the cell site serving Cordova, Cebu.

Super Typhoon Odette may have disconnected communities in Visayas and Mindanao over Christmas and the New Year but PLDT and Smart engineers, displaying value for teamwork and community, have brought many of these communities online over the holidays.

More VisMin areas see connections fully restored in the new year post-Odette

PLDT and wireless unit Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) push through with repairs in the new year to reconnect more areas in the Visayas and Mindanao that were devastated by super typhoon Odette. On January 1, the group fully restored services in the provinces of Antique, Iloilo, Eastern Samar, Northern Samar and Western Samar in the…

PLDT, Smart first to restore in worst-hit areas, lead reconnecting Surigao, Palawan, Siargao

PLDT and wireless unit Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) have reconnected the municipality of Dapa in Siargao as it fired up communication equipment near the Surigao del Norte Provincial Capitol sub-office and re-established communication in nearby communities, making Smart the first mobile service provider to restore voice calls and text messages in the area.

New Dell Latitude Rugged: Extreme laptops for extreme jobs

Dell Technologies introduced its newest commercial mobile PC line designed and tested to withstand some of the harshest and most demanding environments. The Dell Latitude 5430 Rugged, a 5G-capable 14” semi-rugged laptop; and the Dell Latitude 7330, a 5G-capable 13” fully-rugged laptop, are ideal for field professionals such as first responders, manufacturing workers, or military…

Linksys’ newest device, Atlas Pro 6, launches in Philippines

Globe At Home is first telco in Asia to offer Linksys’ newest WiFi 6 mesh system Globe At Home has announced that it has partnered with Linksys, a global leader in home and business WiFi solutions, to give Filipinos the chance to be one of the first in Asia to enjoy the benefits of owning…

Home, Enterprise underpin record revenues for PLDT

RECORD EARNINGS. PLDT officials (clockwise from top) President and CEO Alfredo S. Panlilio, Corporate Communications Head Cathy Yap-Yang, Voyager Innovations founder and CEO Orlando Vea, Chief Financial Officer Anabelle Lim-Chua, and Chairman Manuel V. Pangilinan give a media briefing on the company’s performance for the first nine months of 2021.

PLDT logged ₱46 billion in consolidated service revenues in the third quarter of 2021, an all-time high record. EBITDA for the quarter was at ₱24.5 billion, also a record high, company officials said in an online press briefing on Thursday, November 4. Strong performances by Home and Enterprise underpinned the robust earnings by PLDT, which…

PLDT fibers up 30% faster than rival; reliable speeds benefiting more homes

Schoolteacher Michelle Caintic said the strong internet connection provided by PLDT has helped make work easier for them at the onset of the pandemic.

PLDT Home added new fiber customers faster than other providers in the first half of the year, outpacing its nearest competitor by 30%, sustaining its lead in the fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) space. With 1.8 million PLDT fiber subscribers as of June, almost six out of every 10 fibered up homes in the Philippines are with PLDT,…

Voyager’s PayMaya secures digital bank license from BSP

Voyager Innovations (Voyager), through its financial technology arm PayMaya Philippines (PayMaya), announced that it had obtained the approval of the Monetary Board of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) to establish a digital bank. To be known as Maya Bank, the digital bank will leverage PayMaya’s successful track record of being at the forefront of…

Over 3,500 units sold in an hour: realme caps off Global Fan Fest celebration

The country’s no. 1 smartphone brand realme achieved record-breaking success during its biggest ever Shopee sale on August 26-28. The country’s number 1 smartphone brand as of Q2 2021 is on a roll with its successful sales performance during its recently concluded Shopee Super Brand Day Sale on August 26 to 28.