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Statistical Research About Telecommunication in the Philippines 2

Statistical Research About Telecommunication in the Philippines 2

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University Of Caloocan City
Chapter 1
INTRODUCTIONSmart Communications
is a wholly-owned mobile phoneand Internet servicesubsidiary of the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT). Its main focus is tohandle the PLDT Group's wireless services business. It operates a nationwide cellular network covering over 99 percent of the population. On April 20, 2008, Smart updated its logo, changingwith the new, shortened letter "S", stylized versions of letters "A" & "T", and a new line belowthe logo.On June 30, 2007, Smart reported that its GSM network consisted of 100 switches and100,000 base stations, over 2 of which are equipped with wireless broadband capability. It alsohas over 23 3G base stations nationwide. On December 31, 2009, it reported that it has41,328,641 subscribers on its Smart EDGE/UMTS and Red Mobile GSM networks, whichincludes Talk 'N Text subscribers that were transferred from Piltel.
Digitel Mobile Philippines, Inc.
, is a mobile telecommunication service provider in thePhilippines doing business as
Sun Cellular
. The company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Digital Telecommunications Philippines, or Digitel. Digitel is in turn owned by the JG SummitGroup with a minority stake held by the TeliaSonera Group. It is assigned to access codes of 
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922, 923, 932 and 933. It began its operations in 2003, positioned as a latecomer in the marketallowed it to put up infrastructure at lower cost.Sun Cellular gained popularity because of its "24/7" offer of unlimited text messagingand calls for a fixed price for Sun-to-Sun transactions. This led competing networksSmart Communications and Globe Telecom to offer similar but higher-cost plans.As of March 2010, Sun Cellular has 12 million subscribers.In 1928, Congress passed Act No. 3495 granting the Robert Dollar Company, acorporation organized and existing under the laws of the State of California, a franchise tooperate wireless long distance message services in the Philippines. The Robert Dollar Companysubsequently incorporated in the Philippines as Globe Wireless Limited and in 1934, Congress passed Act No. 4150 transferring the franchise and privileges of the Robert Dollar Company toGlobe Wireless Limited.Globe Wireless Limited was subsequently renamedGlobe Mackay Cable and Radio Corporation. Congress, through Republic Act 4630 enacted in1965, further expanded its franchise to allow it to operate international communications systems.Globe Mackay Cable and Radio Corporation was closed in the Philippines by Martial law.Shortly before the expiration of its franchise, the Batasan Pambansa in 1980 enacted BatasPambansa 95 granting Globe Mackay Cable and Radio Corporation a new franchise.On June 15, 1990, Isla Communications Co., Inc. (Islacom) was incorporated. Through
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Republic Act 7372, Islacom was authorized to develop full-service telecommunications network in the country.In 1991, Globe Mackay was subsequently merged with the Clavecilla Radio Corporation.Globe Mackay as the surviving company was renamed GMCR, Inc. and on March 19, 1992, thePhilippine Congress passed Republic Act 7229 approving the merger and the transfer of thefranchise of Clavecilla Radio Corporation to the surviving company to be renamed GMCR, Inc.In 1994, Islacom launched the country's first digital mobile communication servicesusing GSM world standard digital technology.On August 20, 1998, the Philippine Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)approved the change of name of GMCR, Inc. to Globe Telecom, Inc. (Globe).On February 22, 2000, Globe and its principal shareholders Ayala Corporation (AC) andSingapore Telecom International Pte. Ltd. (STI), a wholly owned subsidiary of SingaporeTelecom (ST), and Islacom and its principal shareholders Asiacom Philippines, Inc.(Asiacom)and DeTeAsia Holding GmbH (DeTeAsia), a wholly owned subsidiary of Deutsche TelekomAG (DT), entered into a general agreement for a combination of the business and operations of Globe and Islacom.On June 27, 2001, Globe completed the share swap transaction with Islacom, whicheffectively made Islacom a 100%-owned subsidiary of Globe.In September 2002, Globe announced the operational integration of Globe and Islacom's

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