- Only one telco company was qualified to bid for the third telco player in the country
- Udenna Corporation got in and it was a consortium of Davao-based businessman Dennis Uy
- The netizens gave different reactions to the initial evaluation
The initial evaluation for the third telecommunication provider in the Philippines was conducted by National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) on Wednesday. KAMI learned that out of three bidders, only the consortium of Davao-based businessman Dennis Uy with China was qualified for the bid.
In a report by CNN Philippines, the SEAR Telecom by Chavit Singson’s LCS Group and TierOne Communications was disqualified. As well as the Philippine Telegraph and Telephone (PT&T) Corporation was disqualified due to alleged lack of documents. The two companies said they will be filing an appeal to NTC.
Dennis Uy’s Udenna Corporation teamed up with China Telecommunications Corporation (China Telcom) and Mindanao Islamic Telephone Company (Mislatel). They used the name Mislatel for the bid as reported by Rappler.
However, the netizens have different reactions to the sole bidder for the third telco player. Here are some of their comments on the Facebook page of CNN Philippines:
“And as predicted... something smells Chinese... VERY Chinese. China Telecom and a “rising” Davao businessman’s company (who happens to be a big contributor to the President’s campaign before) is the last company standing. OBVIOUSLY the connection is just pure coincidence. Will we see improvement in prices, services and broadband speed? Let’s hopefully not wait too long to find out. Curious question: Speed readers ba ang mga taga NTC? Ang gaing nila magbusisi ng mga papers kase. Very efficient.”
“Sa mga may agam agam sa 3rd Telco Company...Kayo po ay di pinipilit lumipat sa bagong magiging Provider...Magtiyaga na lang kayo sa Smart and Globe wag na Kuda ng Kuda pa...”
“Good.kahit sino pa manalo dyan importante mkapgbigay ng mgndang serbesyo pra sa atin.its out choice nmn cno gusto. Mas mabilis mas magnda.”
“davao + china = alam na”
“Sa mga nagrereklamo bakit chinese company ang mananalo eh di magtiis kayo sa bulok na serbisyo ng PLDT at Globe. Di naman kayo pinipilit na mag subscribe sa bagong telco”
In a recent report by KAMI, Singson was confident that his company will be winning in the bid. The netizens even reacted to his promise that they will be providing the cheapest telco rate in the country.
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