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Philippines says at least 12 companies interested in 3rd operator licence

Friday 24 August 2018 | 12:33 CET | News
At least five local and seven foreign companies are interested in becoming the third telecom operator in the Philippines, the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) announced. The local firms are PT&T, Now, Converge, Transpacific-Broadband and TiereOne, acting DICT Secretary Eliseo Rio Jr. told reporters on the sidelines of a public hearing on the draft terms of reference in selecting the third player. The foreign candidates include China Telecom, Korea's KT and LG U+, Viettel, Telenor, Japan's KDDI and AT&T. 

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: China Telecom / KDDI / KT / LG U+ / Telenor / Viettel
Countries: Philippines
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Telenor will only be interested in the Philippine market if the bidding is smoth and do not involve brown envelopes and corruption. The 40% ownership may be an issue as well. Telenor (DTAC) did a great job in Thailand and the Philippines is a very similar market, so they have a great potential to succeed here. My guess is that Telenor will cut the overpriced Philippine telecom prices by 50% or more. Telenor is my favourite to be the third telecom player in the Philippines.
Trym Staumo @ 7/9/2018 - 16:36


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