back to article Beer-powered bid to build mobile network goes flat

An attempt by Filipino giant San Miguel Corporation to create a mobile phone business has gone flat. San Miguel is best known as brewer of a beer* bearing its name, but also build infrastructure, generates electricity and refines oil. The latter activities reflect its desire to diversify and grow, an ambition that last year …

  1. Little Mouse

    "That's no beer."

    "It's a space station bottle of piss." </BestAlecGuinnessVoice>

    1. Dan 55 Silver badge

      Re: "That's no beer."

      Well the article does say they also refine oil. Maybe they bottle what doesn't make the grade.

      You were downvoted by someone without tastebuds, obviously.

  2. allthecoolshortnamesweretaken Silver badge

    The San Miguel beer sold in Europe is made in Spain, by a company that once belonged to the Filipino San Miguel brewery, but has been independent since 1953.

    Anyway, I'd loke to know more about why the talks tanked.

    1. dotdavid

      "Anyway, I'd loke to know more about why the talks tanked."

      It sounded like a great idea last night but everyone had their doubts the morning after?

      1. allthecoolshortnamesweretaken Silver badge

        Probably. Beer makes complicated things simple and simple things complicated.

        See also: Schnapsidee.

        1. x 7

          "Beer makes complicated things simple and simple things complicated."

          it got my then-wife pregnant. That was complicated....

  3. Pangasinan

    But what do I do with this frequency spectrum?

    Reportedly San Miguel has 90 per cent of the allocated 700MHz band which was to be used with the Telstra hookup.

    The other big two, Globe and Smart are moaning that they want some more of this band to increase the range of their cells.

    Les in Manila

  4. BasicChimpTheory

    Looking forward to the BrewDog network being a thing.

    It'll be all talk, talk, talk, talk....

    1. x 7

      "Looking forward to the BrewDog network being a thing.

      It'll be all talk, talk, talk, talk...."

      no - you mean "yap, yap, yap"

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