Whilst the global financial problems, certainly presented some challenges for the local telecom market, the negative impact seemed to rapidly dissipate. This report provides a statistical overview of the Philippines telecom market together with some information on the way the market is developing. The report also provides an overview of the local, national and international infrastructure that has been and is being put in place, including the rollout of national fibre optic infrastructure as a number of the larger operators build IP-based Next Generation Networks. The difficulty in obtaining accurate statistical information on this market is noted.
PLDT moving to migrate its entire fixed telephone subscriber base to its NGN by 2013; the NTC approved a network sharing deal between Globe Telecom and ABS-CBN Corp in 2103; this deal was part of ABS-CBN Corp's stated intention to become the country's third telecom player;' the Philippines adopted the Anti-Cable Television and Cable Internet Tapping Act of 2013; the NTC approved a number of frequency deals in the telecom sector in late 2012; the Philippines' Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued a final ruling on foreign ownership in May 2013 Typhoo Haiyan causes massive destruction in the Philippines and puts pressure on national telecommunications capacity.
Companies covered in this report include:
PLDT, Smart Communications, Globe Telecom, Liberty Telecom, Bayantel, Bell Telecom, Digitel, Eastern Telecom (ETPI), Innove (Globe), PT&T, PhilCom, ABS-CBN Corp.