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This update on the Philippines' telecoms market covers fixed broadband and mobile market trends and regulation. It includes service provider performance, multiplay services and bundling, MVNOs, and a TV/video market outlook.


  • The mobile market is currently dominated by the duopoly of Globe and PLDT (PLDT operates its mobile business under the brand Smart). A third telco, "Dito Telecommunity," backed by China Telecom, is expected to launch commercial services by mid-2020.
  • The fixed segment, which is also dominated by Globe and PLDT, has experienced a trend away from xDSL since Globe deployed massive MIMO LTE in 2017.
  • LTE market share reached 22.9% in the country at the end-2018, and the majority of subscriptions remain on 3G networks. At end-2024, Ovum expects LTE to account for 36.4% of subscriptions and 5G for 18.2%.

Features and Benefits

  • Analyzes the current mobile and fixed offerings from telco operators and the current market scenario.
  • Identifies the key players in the Philippines' mobile, broadband, TV, and OTT video markets.

Key questions answered

  • What are the current growth drivers for major telco players, and how they are planning to capture the market in future?
  • What are the forecast growth trajectories?
  • What are the regulatory trends in the Philippines?

Table of contents


  • Introduction
  • Download 1: Philippines: Mobile, Broadband, TV, and OTT Video Report