NTC, DILG agree to trim requirements in LGU permits for cell sites

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cell site The move is expected to enable telcos to speed up the building of cellular sites that would improve the Internet speed and mobile connectivity in the country. The NTC meeting with DILG officials addressed the persisting issue of telcos having to apply for numerous permits before they are allowed to build cellular sites in various municipalities and provinces. In a previous Senate hearing, the telcos claimed that an average of 25 LGU permits are needed for a single cellular site to be put up. The processing of these permits usually takes around eight months and another three months to build the actual cellular site. All told, it would take nearly a year to have one cell site operational ? that is if a permit is granted at all. — PNA ]]>

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