Filipino operator EasyCall Communications Philippines yesterday announced that it has been successful in securing radio frequency from the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) that will allow it to pursue its plan to offer wireless broadband services – possibly even within the ‘next few months’. EasyCall said in its regulatory filing it has been assigned 15MHz of spectrum within the 3.4GHz range.
According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, in December 2009 EasyCall, a former paging company turned telco, said one of its shareholders, Global E-Business Solutions Inc, had increased its stake in the firm to provide it with the financial resources needed to enter the wireless broadband market. EasyCall’s board approved an increase in its paid-up capital by PHP46.6 million (USD1.03 million) to be fully subscribed to by Global E-Business Solutions. The move increased the latter’s stake in EasyCall to over 72% from the previous 60% and raise the company’s authorised capital to PHP150 million. The previous August the NTC issued Easycall with a data services licence, allowing it provide nationwide services to healthcare and educational f