An update on the Philippines: the next towerco frontier

From the irruption of a third MNO to the proposed infrastructure sharing policy

Read this article to learn:

  • MNO market structure in the Philippines
  • Latest updates on third telco selection process
  • Current state of the country’s tower market
  • Proposed tower sharing policy and implications
  • Opportunities for investors, vendors and towercos

Formerly a sleeper market characterised by the cosy duopoly between Globe Telecom and Smart (PLDT), things became interesting in the Philippines in late 2017 when President Rodrigo Duterte decided to open up the country’s telecommunications sector by inviting foreign players to challenge the dominance of the incumbents. This was followed by a proposal for a…

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