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Isabela solon to refile bill requiring real estate firms to give space for cell towers

House Bill 10388, which was approved on third reading in the last Congress but fell short of reaching the bicameral level, sought to require developers to properly provision ICT facilities for telcos, removing a hurdle they would often face in building cell sites.

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 seeks ARTA help as some LGUs still require unneeded permits

Globe said several LGUs in NCR, Negros Oriental, Bulacan, Cebu, Kalinga, Ilocos Sur and Cagayan still have locational clearances, conformity to local zoning ordinances, Sangguniang Panlungsod Resolution, Neighbors Consent, and Barangay Resolution as requirements for granting the permits to build new cell sites.

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.

Globe, Smart issue progress reports on network buildup

Local telcos Globe Telecom and Smart Communications have released an update on their infrastructure rollout, a few months after the government reduced the number of days and requirements for building cellular sites.

NTC orders telcos to expedite service restoration in Ulysses-hit areas

The local telcos were ordered to provide the NTC every six hours with updates on restoration activities of their respective networks and facilities, as well as a timeline for the full restoration of services.

PLDT, Smart secure record 600 permits for cell towers in Q3

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.

DPWH urged to amend right-of-way rules to fast-track cell tower rollout

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 warns high-end QC village of service degradation after rejecting cell tower

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.
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