MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – The Philippines’ third telecommunications player Mislatel is open to partnerships even with its competitors Globe Telecom and PLDT Inc, its spokesperson said Wednesday.
Such deals will not reduce competition but will instead boost the revenues of existing telcos, Mislatel’s spokesperson Atty. Adel Tamano told DZMM radio.
Partnerships could be in the form of sharing cell sites and domestic roaming, or the use of a partner’s network when its own network is not yet available, he said.
Mislatel is a consortium of businessman Dennis Uy’s Udenna Corp and Chelsea Logistics with state-owned China Telecom.
Reacting to the announcement, Filipinos are now calling Mislatel the tired Telco. They are sick and tired of same old Globe and PLDT.
”It’s a masquerade,” one disgruntled Internet subscriber said. “It’s Globe and PLDT masquerading as Mislatel.”