PLDT, Globe vow to improve Internet service in a year
PHILIPPINE LONG DISTANCE Telephone Co. (PLDT) and Globe Telecom, Inc. on Thursday vowed to deliver improved Internet service to their customers in a year. This comes a day after the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) warned the two telco giants to boost Internet speeds within a year or it will revoke its approval for them to take over the 700-megahertz (MHz) spectrum owned by San Miguel Corp. (SMC).
“Yes, we heard that. I think we could deliver. I think we’ll be able to see improvements immediately in certain spectrums. But we need a bit more time, between three to six months for the 700 MHz,” PLDT President, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Manuel V. Pangilinan told reporters.
“When we entered into this transaction, we already made a commitment to progressively improve mobile internet services to our customers over a period of 12 months. Ultimately, this transaction was really meant to accelerate improvements in mobile [I]nternet service by using idle frequencies for public good,” Globe Senior Vice-President for Corporate Communications Ma. Yolanda C. Crisanto said in a mobile text message.
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