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Cignal to launch satellite-broadband internet May 15

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 In a recent tweet, Manuel V. Pangilinan, who holds top positions within the MVP Group — which includes PLDT, Smart Communications, and Meralco, among other mega companies in the Philippines — revealed that Cignal will soon offer satellite-internet services on the local market. It is scheduled to launch May 15. Cignal is the country’s largest pay- and satellite-TV provider.

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Snapdragon 888 Pro being tested, launching Q3 2021?

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 The Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 is easily the most powerful chipset we’ve ever tested to date. It can run anything you throw at it without really breaking a sweat. And as we’ve noted time and again in our reviews, such as our test of the ASUS ROG Phone 5, its benchmark scores are much higher than its flagship competition.

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LG Mobile shutdown: OS updates, after-sales support, LG business

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 Earlier today, LG announced it will exit the mobile-phone business by July 31. We can’t say we didn’t see it coming. But it’s also something we didn’t want to happen even if we had sort of a falling out after we published the story No more LG phone business in PH, so G8 ThinQ won’t arrive here, which was picked up by international sites. We’ve always believed that more competition is better for consumers.

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BDO Pay: How to set it up on your smartphone

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 Modern finance tools like digital-only banks, mobile wallets, and payment platforms are more popular than ever — and they’re only getting bigger. BDO, one of the biggest banks in the Philippines, is the latest name to throw its hat into the ring with the launch of BDO Pay, a new mobile wallet accessible through your smartphone, similar to GCash and PayMaya.

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DITO to offer unlimited data, calls, SMS for P199 at launch

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 DITO Telecommunity, the Philippines’ third telecom operator, recently announced it will offer 4G and 5G services in the country beginning March 8, albeit in limited locations. Its networks will initially cover areas in Mindanao and Visayas, with the rollout expected to reach 17 key cities and municipalities including Cebu City and Davao City.

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PH students can now apply for P50,000 gadget loan from LandBank

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 The Land Bank of the Philippines recently announced it has expanded the coverage of its Interim Students’ Loan for Tuitions towards Upliftment of Education for the Development of the Youth or I-Study lending program to students, allowing them to borrow up to P50,000 (around $1,030) to purchase devices, such as smartphones and laptops, for online classes.

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FAQ: Starlink 2022 rollout in the Philippines

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 We reported a while back that Elon Musk’s SpaceX company has been in talks with Converge ICT to bring the Starlink satellite-internet service to the Philippines. Since then, Converge has come out and said those talks were premature, likely in a bid to temper expectations and not get in the way of prospective customers signing up for a Converge subscription now or in the near future.