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Regulator sets hearing on digital TV standard

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The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) has set a public hearing to discuss the adoption of a standard for the planned shift to digital television.

Posted: October 11th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Senate sub-committee green lights NTC budget

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Senator Francis "Chiz" Escudero.  PHOTO BY RICHARD A. REYES

The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) P244.8 million proposed budget was approved on Tuesday by the Senate finance sub-committee.

Posted: September 24th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Bid terms for 3G license out next week

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The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) is scheduled to release next week the final terms of reference (TOR) for the bidding of the third-generation (3G) wireless frequency license that was let go by the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. (PLDT) group last year.

Posted: January 4th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

NTC says telcos fail to make the grade

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The country’s telecommunications firms failed to comply with minimum service quality requirements set by the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC), indicating the need for companies to continue investing in their networks amid exponential traffic growth.

Posted: November 13th, 2012 in Headlines | Read More »

Smart, Globe fail to keep within limits of dropped calls – NTC

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The country’s telecom firms failed to comply with minimum service quality requirements set by the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC), indicating the need for companies to continue investing in their networks amid exponential traffic growth.

Posted: November 13th, 2012 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

NTC revenue spiked up in September

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Revenues of the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) at the end of September reached a record P4.14 billion, boosting officials’ expectations that the agency would break new ground in terms of earnings this year.

Posted: October 11th, 2012 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

BizBuzz: Charity commission

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While tax men are having a tough time meeting revenue targets, the National Telecommunications Commission has been giving out multimillion-peso discounts on fees to telcos and equipment providers.

Posted: October 10th, 2012 in Headlines | Read More »

NTC allows telcos to jointly use frequencies to improve service

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The National Telecommunications Commission has allowed the joint use of frequencies by telecommunication firms, citing the need to look after public interest given rampant complaints on blocked calls or grade of service, drop calls and signal quality of mobile phone providers.

Posted: October 1st, 2012 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

French gov’t joins digital TV discussion

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The French Embassy in Manila has joined the fray in trying to convince television industry stakeholders to adopt the European digital TV standard as the Philippines moves away from analog broadcasting technology.

Posted: April 9th, 2012 in Headlines | Read More »

CA orders telecom firms to comply with ‘per-pulse’ billing

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The Court of Appeals (CA) has ordered the country’s telecommunications firms to ditch their per-minute charging scheme for voice calls and start charging their subscribers on six-second “pulses,” giving users more value for their money.

Posted: February 1st, 2012 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

NTC sees record revenue this year

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The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) is set to end the year with record revenue, thanks to tighter fiscal management and improved collections, officials said over the weekend.

Posted: November 27th, 2011 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Globe, Smart reminded on text rate cut

Text messaging rates are set to go down by the end of the month following an order by the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) for mobile networks to bring down interconnection rates and pass on savings to consumers.

Posted: November 11th, 2011 in Headlines | Read More »

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