Telstra To Team Up with San Miguel To Offer Competition
Telstra Corporation Limited, Australia’s largest telecommunications and media company has begun talks with one of the largest corporation in the Philippines, San Miguel Corporation. The talks has been confirmed since the first week of September 2015, signaling the company’s serious intent to enter the local communications scene.
According to IBTimes – Telstra’s CEO, Andy Penn, said that the Asian region is one of the key elements of the plans he developed for Telstra’s growth. This goes accordingly the the company’s recently acquired asset which is Pacnet Ltd., a global telecommunications service provider since 2008 and 2015. By acquiring it at around US $697 million in the process, Telstra is able to gain access to the 46, 000 kilometer long undersea communication cables connecting Asia and the Pacific.
San Miguel Corporation is widely known in the archipelago – with businesses ranging from canned goods, energy drinks, and of course the alcoholic beverages. Since 2008, the company continuous to expand their assets via investments on oil, power generation, infrastructure, banking, and even telecommunications via Vega Telecom. A fact clear to Telsra and is a possible reason why the company sought interest with San Miguel.
The Philippine ISP lack serious competition, and as a result, our country also lacks speedy internet connection, not to mention the down-times, shoddy data caps, and inconsistent transfer rates. And we’re just talking about 4G here – Telstra’s initial objective, where country wide connection via the said band is still impossible to attain. – Let alone maintain a stable one throughout the country.
I for one, welcomes our Australian overlords, with hope of pushing change to the current situation of the internet in the Philippines, and to also offer a stable and better service rates sobering up the minds of the current telcos in the country.
This is good news for the consumers. It’s about time local telcos got a real competition to improve their service and be reasonable with the rates they charge their subscribers.
As one reader pointed out on facebook, NTC still is a wall that Telstra & San Mig should conquer once the partnership goes into full swing, so I am eager to find out the plans of both parties especially if we’re going to talk about the RA #7925.
Considering that in order to operate in the Philippines it must be partially and majority owned by a Filipino. Guess who these Filipinos are? The usual suspects. Competition? More like additional business partner!
stfu.. pabida ka na masyado.
At bakit ka apektado? Bawasan mo ang ka badingan mo. Masyado kang butthurt. Wala kang kontribusyon sa usapan. Usapang basura lang.
This is a joint venture kahit pa sabihin mong dapat majority dapat ang filipino, that doesn’t deprive telstra with their significant intluence. I have heard u and see ur concern, pero tingin ko bakit naman sisirain ni telstra ang pangalan niya kung di maganda serbisyo nila. I just need to point na, tingnan nalang natin, di yung wala pa ngang nasisimulan, negative ka na.
Well you said so yourself. Majority Filipino siya. Bakit naman hindi sirain? Misleading and misguided kasi ang hype sa mga tao thinking this is something new.. Habang maaga pa remind ko lang kayo hindi siya bago. Just a Pinoy businessman stamping a foreign brand on their products.
At Mali ang thinking takot sila masira. What’s so special sa kanila na isipin immune sila sa treatment sa mga ibang brands natin dito like Samsung or Canon? Alam naman natin sa dala bulok ang Service nila dito sa Pinas.
Your pessimism is strewn all over the place. You must be fun at parties
Why yes. In fact, I am. Thanks for noticing.
pakamatay ka nalang gago. mashado ka ng epal. baklita
Mauna ka muna, bading.
Bringing in Telstra or other major telco companies won’t resolve this internet issue.I just do hope that our government is ‘finding a way’ to resolve this. We are wayyyyy far behind.
Kaya nga pala ito ang ugali sa mga iba dito na nag react.
Quite incidentally, I just stumbled across the same news at the Philippine pride Web site. An Aussie-Pinoy just commented that Telstra is the MOST EXPENSIVE provider in Australia but equally unreliable just like the other ones there. So I guess hindi sila kailangan sisirain. Sira na sila.
Huwag kalimutan ang majority Filipino share rule sa country natin. That company may have a big Telstra name on it but deep down it is still Filipino controlled with your typical Filipino brand of “service”. Competition? More like business partner to screw us over some more. I’m not holding my breath.
so? at least if it works it’s something good. If not, well its not like its gonna get worse than it already is
at least they own an authentic backbone service through Pacnet. unlike PLDT that places itself as a backbone pero congested ang DFON. mukhang tanga lang.
In the Philippines? Uhhh no.
Baka masira lang ang pangalan ng Telstra, kahit kanila pa ang Pacnet mahirap itayo dito dahil tataas ang overhead nila at yun ang simula para tagain na naman ang mga subscriber.
Confirmed nga na Pacnet gamitin daw
I think that this “big Telstra name” is the reason for them not to provide us some shitty service. Telstra is the largest network service provider in Australia and their technology is one of the most advanced in the SEA and the Pacific regions, and they are also known worldwide for being the network leader in Australia.
I have experienced the Telstra technology, and it is really good.
I repeat. Majority Filipino rule. Porke Australian magaling na? Bawasan kasi colonial mentality natin. It’s a matter of location of operation not by brand.
Section XXII National Economy and Patrimony of our Constitution. Look it up. Kahit ilang Foreign sounding names nakatatak sa mga company sa Pinas, Pinoy pa rin yan.
stfu.. pabida ka na masyado.
Yun lang masabi kasi walang magawa. :)
totoo yang sina sabi ni CH4D alam naman natin na inuuto lang tayu nang mga yan at halos nang pilipino d alam ung mga rights kaya ganyan kinikitaan lang tayu nila
And as I said, Telstra is the largest network service provider in Australia. No, I won’t be happy kung Optus or Vodafone ang papasok dito as they cannot keep up with Telstra’s game.
Aware ka rin naman siguro kung paano tumakbo ang mga negosyo dito sa Pilipinas. Pinoy owners? More like front men lang sila ;)
Give them time. Walang instant fix na maayos, tulad ng band-aid solutions ginagawa ng gobyerno natin.
I would not call the Pangilinans and Cojuancos front men. That reality is far too scary.
why so pessimistic? can you do something about it? do you have a solution at hand??
In case you have not been reading the news we already have a solution. Bureaucracy is not making it happen.
On another note, people with unrealistic expectations in life tend to call realists as pessimists. But oh well.
In the first place nobody is forcing their product into ur fucking ass if you dont want any of it then dont buy their product plain and simple.
Yeah, you would love to shove things up your ass, huh? Figures.
Hoy bidaman anong pinaglalavan mo? Manahimik ka nalang kaya?
I’d like to see you try. Madali lang tumapang sa internet noh?
Huwag kang mag utos dyan pag walang mga bisa ang mga sinasabi mo.
Mahirap makipag diskusyon sa taong makitid ang pag iisip. Haay…
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dapat na may mag competition na dyan sa mga internet provider dito kasi sinasabi nila 7 Mbps ang speed ng promo nila tas dinanadaya lang pala ang mga consumers kasi kapag i speed test mo 1-2 Mbps lang ang taas pa ng bayad sa plan mo
This dude is trying to put up proper debate and actually gather information to either convince or be convinced, but instead gets trashtalk with no significance whatsoever. Good job on bringing up the topic, I actually took time reading the actual proper arguments and not the “pabida ka lang tol” it puts a contrast on the educated and uneducated people of the Interwebz. :D
but to add in to your discussion. I genuinely think that this is a step in the right direction. I think they CAN provide better internet for us, and eventually give their promised “big named” service, but it would definitely take a LOOOONG Time. Considering all the sources you brought up. I would definitely say they can bring us what we want, it just won’t be /that/ easy
Supposing all of this were done within the year let us also not forget that Telstra is the top 5 most EXPENSIVE ISPs in Australia. There’s no way around that. What are they gonna do when they come here? Suddenly develop a bleeding heart and drop prices? Historically, unless it’s made in China, imported services in the Philippines is not cheap. That being said, an article was posted in GRP Blog yesterday saying that we are 95th country around the world that’s hard to set up a business.
diba effective ang wi-tribe? at need pa nila na masbiger name para makapang akit ng mga customer made in australia pa. sana nga may pagbabago pero sa tingin ko ganun parin yan.. openyon ko lang 2.. kong panay negative ba e ganun naman talaga kc ang nang yayari satin puro pangako na magandang servisyo pero in reality not good service ang matatangap natin..
Yung wii-tribe ko dead on arrival. Hindi siya nag support sa latest Mac OS so after install ayaw mag connect. -_-
Mukhang confirmed yata na dumaan si Telstra sa PACNET, which someone else here mentioned earlier. Looks like this is a low traffic backbone and it’s about time we went down that path.
Saka, shots fired na. :D
Well said. Many will go against you because of hope. This is some real talk comment that you don’t see everyday.
Kaso business is business lang..==
guess who pa kyo nalalaman jan..san miguel corp nga diba?? mas ok na to may nag aatempt kesa wla..kung maging katulad din lang sila nang kung ano meron na tayo ngaun dito eh di at least di na tayo mag aadjust masyado kasi sanay na tayo….
the 3rd penis to f*ck us in the ass! Wohooo!!
Yup. So true.
Takte! kaya pala palaging nawawala connection sa Pldt Homefibr! Putakteng Pangilinan yan!
It’s hard to have a meaningful discussion when the information presented to us are just breadcrumbs. Bitin.
Ah… sounds like sun cellular back then
everyone is talking about this. but every telco needs some type of infrastructure, the question is what infrastructure is this telco going to be using. i mean like signal tower’s and stuff. how are they going to compete with the current infrastructure that pldt, globe, smart has already in place. if they still have to develop that type of infrastructure here in the Philippines then it might take them longer than expected unless their only to service major cities in the country, or their going by direct satellite type of technology, like some cable companies are offering.
that’s why makikipag partnership sila sa sanmig.. yung dating wi-tribe kasi sa sanmig yun, yun ang gagamitin nilang infrastructure.
telstra will bring 100mbps for 2k monthly subscription
shet nose bleed na ako T_T
Damn im having second thoughts about this.
INB4 will fuck us up like PLDC and Globe putaragis.
based on my research and updates with regards the entering of the biggest telco and ISP Telstra will offer us much higher speed on internet. PLDT and its homegrown competitor are relying on renting satellite on space, so which means services are limited. Telstra has their on space and they owned it, so they can offer much internet speed to the customer. As far as I know, Telstra can provide 20mbps for the price of what we are paying on 3mbps here in the Philippines. Iam really excited if they started early next year and I would definitely change my ISP once they operate. I get tired calling PLDT to resolve the issue, even though they upgrade my subscription to LTE its still sucks.
nanginginig na globe and smart biglang naglabasan ng new promos! pwe!
An update: https://www.rappler.com/business/industries/172-telecommunications-media/111840-globe-telecom-unfazed-san-miguel-telstra
Of note is what I someone pointed out all along:
“Lozada cited a report in May 2015 by Australia’s Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman stating Telstra as the most complained telco firm in the country.
“Positioning themselves as the ’savior’ and ’third player’ that will solve the problem of slow Internet speed in the country has not easily swayed customers and stakeholders who are aware of Telstra’s own service delivery issues in Australia,” Lozada said in a statement.”
Iba talaga ang magpadala sa baseless hype. :)
Complaints are normal. The good thing is that in AU has Omdubsman that regulates and monitor ISPs and literally address customer’s complaints not like here in the Philippines. We have NTC but it they don’t have the powers.
Those complaints are sometimes nonsense as customers are closed minded on the issue. Example offered speed is 24Mbps but they are getting 20Mbps. naku kung dito sa pinas yan laking tuwa ko na yan.tatambling na sa edsa kung ganyang speed makukuha ko.
In my experience, the shitty services from first world countries are usually overperformers in ours. We must realize that these guys have a higher standard of quality than ours. It’s like asking an NBA benchwarmer to play on the PBA.
True that! I couldn’t agree more.. :D
Telstra as PH ISP is great. This will bring serious competition with other Telcos here. and I think this is the best time for PH to level up our to internet speed. In Australia, they can provide 24Mbps (ADSL2+) for on 59.99 (approx. 2000Php) and take note this is UNLIMITED.
Admit it that PH has poor rules and regulations in regards to Telecommunications. In Australia, they have ACC that regulates ISPs. Customers are their priority in regards to complainants. If a customer files a complain to ACC for particular issue (slow connection, dropouts or even misleading information/advertised information), ISP are shaking already and ISP will immediately address the issue. not like here, filing a complaint is very complicated and they don’t have resolutions
PH should revise our Telecommunications’ law. If need to tighten the rules to these ISPs why not. For sure we don’t need another foreign ISP kasi local ISP palang competitive na ang service nila and speed ng connections nila.
Who cares if Telstra is Autralian company? There are other Telcos here
that are not 100% Filipino owned (Globe). And beside they will still
hire Filipino professionals and they are based here.
May masabi lang :)
another possible good service yet to be controlled by our corrupt government.
Kelan po ba lalabas ang telstra ? Sobrang bagal naman kse ng GLOBE dito sa dasma. Lalo na pag gabi. Lagi nalang webpage not available.
Tama lang na lumabas yan para mag ka roon lang ng mabilis na internet kasi oonti lang yung may ma bilis ng internet tapos mamahalin pa
sana mura lang yan
Tutuloy pa po ba ang telstra sa ph?
Hahaha… Turns out CH4:D was right all along:
San Miguel, Telstra talks end in failure.
Pinagtulungan pa sa ibang mga walang alam dyan.
CH4:D’s words are based on facts.. I worked for Telstra before.. I know how many people complained about its service.. but anyhow, no matter how much we complain, them men in suits who only care about business don’t give a crap about us.. business is business.. whether you like it or not.. ^_^ peace
No lousy comments please.. hehe..
telstra is a great game.. sad it wont be philippinized
Bullshit kase kayong mga hayup kayong Internet service providers dito sa pilipinas kaya pati mga tao nagaaway away dahil sa mga kapeklutan nyong mga putangina kayo
The issue of the matter is the money and it will be precisely solve with money and merely it is the mathematic of the material world feasibly and obviously even the subject is the connection satellite or wire the rudimentary of technical arithmetic should be applied in accordance with the Philippines constitution of the business law.