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Search for the next PH Telco: The contenders

Infographic by Andrea Canlobo, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Nov 06 2018 04:54 PM

Unless stopped by the courts, the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC), on Wednesday, will open the bids for the Philippines' third telco which will compete with Globe Telecom and PLDT Inc. A provisional or interim third telco may also be announced. 

The government hopes the third telco will improve telecommunications services amid complaints such as lack of access, slow internet, internet congestion, and high rates. 

And the contenders (as of November 5, 2018) for the third telco are: