Thursday, 7 May 2009

PLDT pushes back Japanese MVNO launch – Japan

The Philippine Long Distance Telephone (PLDT) company has announced the postponement of its proposed Japanese MVNO, although it is still seeking to launch in Macau, Taiwan and potentially two European countries with large numbers of Filipino economic immigrants; a target market with 8 million potential subscribers.

Commenting on the postponement PLDT President Napoleon Nazareno said: “We were supposed to have a major meeting this month with them but the discussion won’t push through anymore so the launch, which was supposed to take place this year, would be postponed as well.”

Based on current regulation they have in relation to MVNO, there are some limitations in Japan. The discussion may likely be moved in the third quarter.