The latest report from mobile metrics firm Opensignal has shown that Smart Communications is still the country’s fastest operator although third telco player is making significant gains.
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Independent ICT policy researcher Grace Mirandilla-Santos said the IRR contains some very good provisions that underline the important role of satellite in the digital infrastructure ecosystem.
The most prominent issue to come out of Honasan’s two-year run as DICT head was when former undersecretary Eliseo M. Rio Jr. resigned from his post in February 2020 and questioned the disbursements of P300 million in agency’s confidential funds.
The Philippines marked another milestone in its nascent space industry as Maya-3 and Maya-4, the country’s first university-built cube satellites (CubeSats), were released to space from the International Space Station (ISS) on October 6, 2021 at 5:20 in the afternoon.
Smart Communications has questioned the advisory sent by GOMO, a mobile service provider operated by Globe, that mobile number portability is not yet available for its subscribers despite the effectivity of the MNP law on Sept. 30.
A collaboration between a local eye center and a Europe-based school has resulted in the first successful use of artificial intelligence (AI) in ophthalmology in the Philippines.
The resiliency route, connected to Singapore, serves as an alternate route in the Asian region and serves as a backup for the NBP in the case of any disruptions in the Pacific Light Cable Network, which is currently connected to the NBP’s cable landing station in Baler and to Los Angeles.
The BSP and payments industry are also collaborating on implementing the PesoNet Multiple Batch Settlement (MBS) by year end; establishing an interoperable bills payment facility by early 2022; and rolling out the request-to-pay facility by Q2 2022.