It is every information technology (IT) geek’s dream to work on a project that will change the lives of millions. That dream came true for a group of Filipinos from the University of San Carlos in Talamban, Cebu, on March 29, 1994, at 10:18 a.m. when, through their efforts, the Philippines first logged on to the Internet.
Local telecom firms lose millions of pesos in revenues annually to hundreds of illegal operators that bypass global payment systems to convert long-distance calls to domestic.
Today, charity still begins at home but it can be spread through the information superhighway. OksPinoy, a mobile app developer, has come up with iCare, a homegrown Android application, with support from Smart Communications Inc.
Dominant mobile network Smart Communications Inc. has partnered with European telecom giant Vodafone for the development of new and innovative services for the Philippine market.
Compelled by the devastating floods triggered by typhoons and storms visiting the country each year, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), together with Smart Communications Inc., has completed the installation of five automatic rain gauges in the province of Iloilo.
The weather bureau Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) has started installing more than 70 automatic rain gauges at the cell sites of Smart Communications Inc. across the country.