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While there’s also China Telecom slated to be the third telco player in the Philippines with Duterte’s administration backing, most of us are actually doubting about China Telecom, and its services that may disrupt the longstanding duopoly which angered us consumers in a nation which is said to have the slowest internet speed in the Asia Pacific.
With recent reports surfacing that PT&T is in talks with a South Korean firm to establish a third telco player in the Philippines, we’ve seen so many positive response in the community. Now, according to a report from Philippine Star, LG U+ (Uplus) Corp, South Korea’s third-largest mobile carrier, is eyeing to be the Philippines’ third telecom player.
In an interview with DZBB radio on Friday, Presidential Communications Operations Secretary Martin Andanar revealed that a “source” told him that LG is the Korean firm that is in talks with Philippine Telegraph and Telephone Corp (PT&T).
“So this will be very exciting,” Andanar said.
Formerly known as LG Telecom, LG U+ services include personal mobile services, business solution services, and global roaming phone rentals, among others.
Although PT&T hasn’t officially disclosed yet that LG U+ is the South Korean firm that they are talking into (since according to them it was binded by a non-disclosure agreement (NDA)), it will be made soon as an agreement is finalized.
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Duterte Administration wants a third telecom provider to be up and running by the first quarter of 2018, which if we want to see realized, should be starting now to set up its facilities and offices.
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