MANILA – The 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.
“Gusto namin talaga mag partner at open kami to partnerships
even with our competitors because pareho naman ang vision namin
which is to provide the best world-class internet and telco
services for Filipinos,” Tamano told DZMM radio.
(We are open to partnerships even with our competitors because
we share the same vision which is to provide the world-class
internet and telco services for Filipinos)
“The spirit of us willing to partner with them, is not because
we want to collude, but because we believe that number one kung
mag improve ang services natin at magdala tayo ng bagong
technology (if the services improve and if we can bring new
technology), instead of shrinking their source of revenue,
lalaki po iyun (it will grow),” Tamano added.
Tamano said the consortium is also working with local
government units and the national government to expedite their
roll out plan.
Mislatel is a consortium of businessman Dennis Uy’s Udenna Corp
and Chelsea Logistics with state-owned China Telecom.