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Duterte offers telecoms ‘privilege’ in Philippines to China

President Rodrigo Duterte has offered China the “privilege” to be his country’s third telecoms operator, his spokesman said Monday, turning to a historic rival to break a longstanding duopoly that has frustrated consumers for years.

The Philippines’ data and voice services rank among the Asia-Pacific region’s slowest and most intermittent, and Duterte last year warned providers PLDT Inc. and Globe Telecom Inc. to shape up or face new competition.

Duterte offers telecoms ‘privilege’ in Philippines to China