The Mislatel consortium, a partnership between Mindanao Islamic Telephone Company (Mislatel), Udenna Corporation, Chelsea Logistics Holdings Corporation, and China Telecommunications Corporation (China Telecom), is declared the provisional NMP (new major player) subject to the document verification phase.
During the opening and evaluation of selection documents for the new major player, the NTC Selection Committee stated that “for having the highest committed level of service to date, with a final bid rating of 456.80 points, the Selection Committee hereby declares participant Mindanao Islamic Telephone Company Incorporated, with Udenna Corporation, Chelsea Logistics Holdings Corporation, and China Telecommunications Corporation, as the provisional NMP subject to document verification phase as provided in MC 0909-2018. The Technical Working Group is directed to conduct the document verification phase within three calendar days.”
The Mislatel consortium was the only bidder to qualify for the Detailed Evaluation of the First Submission Package, after fellow participants Philippine Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (PT&T) and the LCS-TierOne consortium were disqualified.
However, PT&T and the LCS-TierOne consortium plans to file their motions for reconsideration within the next three days.
Other companies with plans to file appeals are Cambodia’s Southeast Asia Telecom, Singapore’s Miller Pte. Ltd., and China’s Fujian Torch Electron Technology. Prospective participants who backed out of the bidding process earlier are Converge ICT, KT Corporation, Teltech and Manny Villar’s Streamtech.
Composition of the Mislatel Consortium
Not much is known about Mislatel. The Mindanao Islamic Telephone Company was granted a Congressional franchise on April 19, 1998.
Udenna Corporation, led by Davao-based businessman Dennis Uy, is a holding company with interests in petroleum, real estate, education, leisure, gaming and tourism.
Chelsea Logistics Holdings Corporation is a subsidiary of Udenna Corporation and is engaged in the transport of passengers, cargo, petroleum, oil, chemicals and other bulk products.
China Telecommunications Corporation is the third largest mobile telecommunications company in China as well as the largest fixed line service provider. The state-owned China Telecom provides fixed line and telephone services to 216 million subscribers, with revenues of more than $60 billion and over 400,000 employees.