The Philippines

John Ure

in Telecommunications Development in Asia

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print May 2010 | ISBN: 9789622099029
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9789882207486 | DOI:
The Philippines

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This chapter examines the telecommunications sector of the Philippines. Competitive oligopoly between Smart and Globe dominates the cellular mobile market, with Sun (Digitel) contending hard as the third player following Smart's takeover of Piltel. Extelcom (BayanTel) has converted its small analogue AMPS network over to CDMA, while Next Mobile (previously owned by the US company Nextel) offers iDEN group talk mobile technology. In addition there are over seventy small local exchange carriers (LECs) spread across the country, fourteen inter-exchange carriers, eleven international gateway facilities and hundreds of value-added service providers. Overall, the market is small and fragmented, dominated in fixed and mobile by PLDT/Smart and Globe/Innove.

Keywords: telecommunications sector; Philippines; Smart; Globe; Sun; Digitel; Extelcom; BayanTel; Next Mobile; Innove

Chapter.  4904 words. 

Subjects: Business and Management

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