Vega Telecom

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Vega Telecom Inc.
Industry Telecommunications
Area served
Services Fixed-Line Telephony
Wireless Telephony
Broadband Internet
Parent San Miguel Corporation
Subsidiaries BellTel
Eastern Communications
Liberty Telecom

Vega Telecom Inc. is a Filipino telecommunications company. It is a subsidiary of San Miguel Corporation which serves as its holding company for its various telecommunications investments.



Bell Telecommunication Philippines, Inc. is a telecommunications company that provides local exchange carrier (LEC), international gateway facility (IGF), inter exchange carrier (IXC), very small aperture terminal (VSAT), and internet service provider (ISP) services to corporate, business and high-end residential markets. BellTel started its operations in 2002.[1]

San Miguel acquired the company in 2009 as part of its plan to enter the mobile phone business.[2] BellTel has been awarded frequencies and permits to operate a mobile service, with plans to launch commercial operations in 2013.[3]

Eastern Communications[edit]

Eastern Communications is a provider of telecommunication services with a focus on the corporate, institutional and Small & Medium Enterprise (SME) sectors.

Eastern Communications was established in 1878 when the Spanish Government commissioned a consortium of British, Australian and Hong-Kong based companies to provide the country’s first telegraphic services.

In 2005, Roberto V. Ongpin along with the Ashmore Group took over Eastern’s operations and began a series of infrastructure and operational upgrades.[4] Five years later, San Miguel Corporation acquired a 77.7% stake in Eastern as part of its plan to enter the telecommunications business.[5][6]

Liberty Telecom Holdings, Inc.[edit]

San Miguel acquired Liberty Telecom in 2009 to mark its entry in the telecommunications business.[7] SMC current has a 41% stake in the company, while its partner Qatar Telecom owns 33%.[8][9]

Liberty operates the Philippine unit of Wi-Tribe, a provider of broadband internet services using the WiMax platform.


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