The Philippines: the next towerco frontier?

Duterte administration introduces third telco player and proposes common tower policy

Read this article to learn:

  • MNO market structure – today and in the future - in the Philippines
  • Current state of the country’s tower market
  • Proposed tower sharing policy and implications
  • Prospective towercos and MNOs entering the market

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 investors/players to challenge the dominance of the incumbents. This was followed by a proposal for a…

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