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This is an update of the Philippines telecoms market, covering mobile, fixed broadband, operator initiatives, consumer market trends, and regulation. It includes subscriptions and revenue forecasts for mobile and fixed broadband.


  • Although the Philippines is a large country with a population of around 106 million, new telecommunications entrants have struggled.
  • Because of the duopoly of Globe and PLDT, the country is very slow to take 3G and 4G. It was not until 4Q16 that 3G overtook 2G as the leading mobile technology.
  • While media company ABS-CBN has not made an extra profit through its MVNO business, its media strategy is successful.

Features and Benefits

  • Assesses the financial performances of large operators
  • Analyzes the market changes in the past year

Key questions answered

  • Why is the country relatively slow to take new technologies such as LTE and fiber?
  • How has the market changed in the past year?

Table of contents


  • Introduction
  • Download 1: Philippines Update, August 2017

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