It’s official. The National Telecommunications Commission has already issued an order awarding to Mislatel, a company identified with Dennis Uy-led Udenna Corp, Chelsea Logistics Holdings and China Telecommunications Corp. as the third telco player in the Philippines.
On the part of PLDT, it has already informed the government about their plan to divest some of its radio frequencies, which will be available to the country’s upcoming third telecommunications player. No less than, PLDT President and CEO Manuel Pangilinan officially communicated to the government that it will surrender 10 Mhz of 3G radio frequency held by CURE for no compensation.
Meanwhile, DICT Secretary Rio when asked by THEPHILBIZNEWS on the reaction from observers that the decision to award to Dennis Uy’s Udenna was not rushed. In a text message sent by DICT Chief to us, he said, “Nothing was rushed. The timeline are all in the TOR that was finalized even before everyone knew that Chinese President Xi is coming. Had either PT&T or SEAR made an appeal last Friday, NTC couldn’t have made a decision today.”