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Globe hopeful Senate will pass counterpart bill requiring cell sites in villages

Globe said it has encountered numerous permitting issues with homeowners associations (HOAs) mainly due to unfounded health risks and aesthetic reasons.

After House passes bill on ICT infra in villages, PLDT-Smart unveils campaign on cell site safety

Local telco group PLDT and Smart Communications has lauded the passage last Dec. 2 of House Bill 10388, which requires subdivisions and housing development projects to allocate an area for cell sites, at the House of Representatives on its third and final reading.

PLDT, Smart ask gov’t to rationalize permits, fees for ICT infra

Smart VP and head of regulatory affairs Roy D. Ibay said the prevalence of “arbitrary” regulatory fees imposed by some LGUs such as tower fees, inspection fees, and audit fees continue to be "major roadblocks for ICT growth."

Globe hits Mandaluyong barangay for prohibiting new cell sites

Globe Telecom branded as illegal the recent resolution of Barangay Plainview in Mandaluyong City that prohibits the construction and operation of cell sites within its territorial jurisdiction.

DepEd, Globe ink pact to build 26 new cell sites in Cebu schools

Under the memorandum of agreement, DepEd Cebu will offer its premises free of rent for the cell sites while Globe will furnish DepEd schools in the province with free broadband and WiFi services.

More LGUs set up one-stop permit shops to fastrack cell tower rollout

Earlier this month, Makati, Manila, Marikina, Calamba, Tagaytay City and Legazpi in Albay were the first LGUs to set up their one-stop shop for permitting requirements of telcos.

Globe eyes record number of 2,000 new cell sites in 2021

Globe said it was able to build 500 cell towers in 2018. A year later, the company doubled its rollouts with 1,100 new sites. Even with the pandemic this year, the telco said it remains on target to rollout 1,300 sites this year.

FDA issues circular on safety of cell site antenna installation

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has formally issued an advisory assuring the public that a thorough evaluation is done to determine the safety of cell site antenna prior to its installation.

Hontiveros flags DND’s P500-M budget pitch for cybersecurity

Citing the military’s deal with third telco Dito Telecommunity as "foolish", Sen. Risa Hontiveros said she is opposing the Department of Defense (DND)’s proposal for a P500-million cybersecurity budget for 2021.

PLDT-Smart seeks gov’t help for access to install, repair over 300 cell sites

In a letter addressed to Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) secretary Gregorio Honasan II and Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) secretary Eduardo Año, PLDT-Smart identified areas currently inaccessible due to Covid-19 community quarantine measures.
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