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Rappler's latest stories on Internet Philippines


China Mobile or China Telecom as Philippines' 3rd major telco?

Nov 21, 2017 - 5:13 PM

Two state-run Chinese companies have set sights on competing with PLDT Incorporated and Globe Telecom Incorporated

Graphics by Alyssa Arizabal/Rappler

Duterte wants Chinese company to be 3rd PH telecom player

Nov 20, 2017 - 11:41 AM

(UPDATED) 'The telecoms duopoly is about to end,' says Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque

HELLO, CHINA? President Rodrigo Duterte has offered to China the chance to operate the 3rd telecommunications company in the Philippines. Malacanang file photo, December 3, 2016

Philippine gov't, Facebook partner for 'ultra high-speed' broadband

Nov 15, 2017 - 8:15 PM

The government says the planned Luzon Bypass Infrastructure will have 'spectrum equivalent to at least two million Mbps,' nearly equal to the combined capacity of Globe and PLDT

LUZON BYPASS INFRA. The deal involves two cable landing stations connected by a 250-kilometer long cable network corridor, which will provide terrestrial bypass route for international submarine cable owners seeking diversity from the Luzon Strait. File photo

PLDT invests P7B in undersea cable with 60 TBps of bandwidth

Oct 30, 2017 - 12:05 PM

Called Jupiter, the fiber optic submarine cable system will directly connect Maruyama and Shima in Japan and Los Angeles in the US to Daet, PLDT's cable landing station in Camarines Norte

PH internet 'no good'? Telcos, PCC react to Jack Ma

Oct 26, 2017 - 8:55 PM

PLDT and Globe say they're working to improve services, while the Philippine Competition Commission describes Jack Ma's disappointing experience as a 'wake-up call' for the telcos

'Free' basic internet packaged with cable TV subscriptions in Laguna

Oct 26, 2017 - 4:35 PM

Access to Philippine government websites is free but access to external sites is capped at 3GB – with prepaid packages available for those who need more data

PLDT unit spending P11 billion for faster internet

Oct 26, 2017 - 3:45 PM

In two years' time, the telco sees over 1.3 million DSL subscribers of PLDT enjoying faster internet speed

PLDT completes P1-B fiber optic expansion in Mindanao

Oct 22, 2017 - 11:55 PM

Spanning over 300 kilometers, the fiber infrastructure runs through the provinces of Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Davao del Norte, and Davao del Sur

DICT acting chief says PH internet like Manila traffic: 'Slow, congested, expensive'

Oct 19, 2017 - 7:52 AM

The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) presents band-aid solutions to address the country's need for more cellular towers

Does the Wi-Fi on EDSA work?

Jun 14, 2017 - 12:26 AM

DICT Secretary Rodolfo Salalima assures commuters the connection is not only fast but also secure

FREE WI-FI. Free internet connection along EDSA is only the beginning of the Duterte administration's goal of providing an open portal to the worldwide web in all public spaces.

Average internet speed in PH slightly declines in Q3 2016 – report

Dec 23, 2016 - 4:55 PM

Akamai s latest State of the Internet report shows that the Philippines internet speed has not vastly improved

What if more homes in PH can enjoy fiber internet?

Dec 23, 2016 - 12:13 PM

As fiber Internet connection becomes more available our lifestyle and productivity improve

Globe to tap unused TV frequencies to expand broadband reach

Sep 26, 2016 - 12:55 PM

The telco is set to roll out internet connectivity delivered through TV white space in the Visayas and Mindanao

DIGITAL HITCHHIKING. Globe claims to be the first PH telco to use the ingenious solution of carrying an Internet connection through TV frequencies. Illustration by Nina Martinez

PLDT, Globe sign IP peering deal after 6 years

Jun 16, 2016 - 2:45 PM

Globe s Gil Genio says the arrangement will ultimately lead to more affordable Internet services for subscribers

IP PEERING. Senator Bam Aquino (C) witnesses the signing of the memorandum of agreement between PLDT and Globe on IP Peering. Photo from PLDT, Inc.

DICT to make free Internet more accessible – official

Jun 09, 2016 - 12:55 PM

Outgoing ICTO Executive Director Louis Casambre expresses confidence that the Philippines can boost digital services through the newly created department

NEW DEPARTMENT. The new law creating Department of Information and Communications Technology will take effect on Thursday, June 9.

DICT bill now on Aquino's desk

May 16, 2016 - 2:40 PM

By June 9 President Benigno Aquino III will have to decide whether he will veto or sign the bill creating the Department of Information and Communications Technology DICT

HURDLED. President Benigno Aquino III has 'a 30-day review period' to decide on whether he will veto or sign the bill

Biz groups, think tanks weigh in: How can PH broadband improve?

Feb 24, 2016 - 7:47 PM

Proposed solutions to fix low quality broadband include amending laws and leveling the playing field

SIGNIFICANT TO COMMERCE. A better Internet connectivity plays a significant role in commerce, education, and tourism,the Philippine Chamber of Commerce Incorporated says. Photo from Arangkada Philippines Twitter account

PLDT launches PH's fastest broadband yet

Oct 20, 2015 - 7:04 PM

2ND UPDATE PLDT tests its new fixed broadband plan with advertised speed of 1 Gigabit per second

FIRST GIGABIT. PLDT introduces the first Gigabit plan in the country under its fixed broadband service, PLDT Home Fibr.

LIVE: Senate hearing on the impact of PH internet speed

Aug 18, 2015 - 8:51 AM

How does the Philippine s average internet speed along with its exorbitant costs affect the country s progress?

How the Internet has changed the quest for knowledge then and now

Apr 10, 2015 - 6:31 PM

Is it a better time for students new graduates and ordinary citizens now than in years past? Let’s take a look

PLDT, Rocket Internet to launch mobile payment service

Jan 06, 2015 - 8:10 PM

The partners will tap their existing payment platforms under a 50 50 joint venture

P544-M fiber optic network expansion completed in Q1 2015

Oct 01, 2014 - 5:22 PM

The Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company says the project will increase its domestic fiber optic network by 13 or 4 6 terabits per second

INFOGRAPHIC: Constant conversations

Aug 01, 2014 - 11:56 AM

Thanks to technology one can already teach English with just a click of a button and at the comfort of their own home

The way it is: The Philippine Internet and making it better

Jun 12, 2014 - 2:45 PM

Victor Barreiro Jr talks with DOST ASTI s Bayani Lara about the issues facing the Philippines Internet connectivity and the alternatives that can help improve it

Probe slow, expensive PH Internet – Bam Aquino

Apr 22, 2014 - 3:35 PM

Senator Bam Aquino wants to look into how the Philippines slow and expensive Internet connection affects the ease of doing business

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Internet in the Philippines: 20 years since

Mar 29, 2014 - 4:00 PM

Web pioneer Michael Palacios looks back at the societal and commercial change spurred by the Internet since it was introduced in the country two decades ago

Why Nancy Binay wants students to learn cyberethics

Feb 05, 2014 - 5:08 PM

Senator Nancy Binay says I don t believe in regulating social media

Q and A: What PH can learn from global Internet debate

Oct 28, 2013 - 10:01 AM

Filipino delegates to a global Internet forum say vague laws threatened Internet freedom in the Philippines

Cybercrime law mars PH net freedom – global report

Oct 03, 2013 - 10:44 PM

A report of US based Freedom House says Internet freedom in the Philippines declined primarily because of the notorious restrictive and punitive law

Photo by Hoang Vu

Soon in PH: crowdsourced laws?

Jul 04, 2013 - 11:55 AM

Sen TG Guingona refiles his crowdsourcing bill allowing netizens to participate in the lawmaking process

Live streaming: New 'live via satellite'

May 10, 2013 - 9:26 PM

With the world wide web now the hub of all real time information great and small only live streaming whether for hard information or light entertainment is good enough

NEED FOR SPEED. Having high-speed internet is no longer just a privilege, but is fast becoming a necessity. Information and entertainment are now readily accessible not only in high-definition, but also in real-time.

Dreaming electric dreams

Mar 24, 2012 - 9:40 AM

The Philippines ranks No 12 in the world in average daily time spent watching television

The Internet: PH speeds and speed bumps

Mar 10, 2012 - 5:20 PM

How ready are we to connect to the rest of the world?