Will we finally be getting fast internet?
Days after incoming President Rodrigo Duterte said that he’s planning to deal a blow to cartels in both energy and telecommunications because of bad service, both Globe and PLDT have pledged to support his drive for faster internet in the PH.
“We support the call for faster internet. In fact, Globe is at the forefront of building the much needed infrastructure nationwide to make Internet services easily accessible either through mobile or wireline. This is supported by heavy investments over the years to make sure the Philippines is at par with other countries in terms of technology use,” said Yoly Crisanto, Globe’s Senior Vice President for Corporate Communications.
“We are aligned with government efforts to improve telecom services. PLDT is in fact in the middle of a major 3-year network investment program that is in process of significantly improving telecom and Internet services for PLDT and Smart customers and will support national development initiatives,” said Ramon Isberto, PLDT spokesman. –
Duterte previously had choice words to say to local telcos, saying that he would open up the local market to foreign players if their services did not improve.