Globe unfazed by entry of third player
Ayala-led Globe Telecom Inc. is not daunted by the prospect of increased competition in the local telecommunications market.
Globe senior vice president for Corporate Communications Yoly Crisanto said they are ready to to compete in view of another telco player especially if this would pave the way for a more active participation in developing the industry.”
“If the entry of a new player can increase the density of cell sites in the country, existing players like Globe also stands to benefit,” she said.
“Time and again, we have maintained that the biggest hurdle in delivering consistently good internet service is the cumbersome permitting and right of way issues that prevent us from building the last mile connectivity,” Crisanto added.
She added that similar to how spectrum were distributed to existing players, the allocation of frequencies should be commensurate to the number of customers that any player provides services to.
Just last week, President Duterte directed the Department of Information and Communications Technology and the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) to approve the applications and licenses of China Telecom along with its Filipino partner within the first quarter of 2018.