The gloves are now off between the country’s telco rivals as dominant carrier PLDT branded Globe Telecom a sore loser after the Ayala-owned operator filed a letter to the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) urging the regulatory agency to nullify PLDT’s acquisition of top 3 player Digitel.
“Globe is criticizing PLDT for a deal that Globe itself had sought, but failed to get. It is now pressing government for concessions to make up for a bid it lost,” said PLDT and Smart Communications spokesperson Ramon Isberto on Wednesday.
Isberto’s statement revealed a previously unknown piece of information — that Globe also attempted to buy the Gokongwei-owned operator but was apparently rebuffed or beaten to the punch by PLDT.
If I were Globe, I won’t bother filing a complaint. I’d go hunt for talents instead who can build me better stuff.