Smart has also tapped six tower companies to build the initial batch of 180-200 common towers in support of the government’s common tower policy.
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The DICT and the NTC recently asked the DPWH to amend a Department Order that prohibits posts and towers for cable of phones and mobile service providers along national roads.
Globe Telecom said on Tuesday, Oct. 20, that residents of Acropolis Greens subdivision in Quezon City may experience telecom service degradation after its homeowners association rejected the company’s plan to install a cell tower inside the exclusive village.
In Metro Manila and Rizal, Globe said it is set to build at least 319 cell sites while in North Luzon at least 100 sites are in the pipeline with Bulacan, Pampanga, and Pangasinan topping the 15 provinces with the most builds.
The issuance of 34 building permits by the government this brings to 211 the total number of building and preconstruction permits issued by the government to Smart since the Anti-Red Tape Authority issued its Joint Memorandum Circular in August.
The newly-signed “Bayanihan to Recover as One Act” contains a provision which temporarily suspends most permits for the installation and operation of cell towers in the country within the next three years.
Of the 190 permits granted, 37 were given in record time by 17 local government units.
The installation of the cell site is also expected to benefit the provincial government’s distance learning program for its senior high school students.