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.