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ARTA says processing time for cell tower permits now down to 16 days

Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) said the process of securing permits to install common telco towers has been significantly reduced to 16 days from 241 days following the recent signing of a joint memorandum circular (JMC).

Smart taps 6 common tower firms for initial 200 cell sites

To support its network expansion program for its 4G/LTE and 5G services, Smart Communications said it has already signed agreements with six tower companies to build a pilot batch of almost 200 macro cell sites and is currently finalizing agreements with four more.

DICT urges telcos to use common towers to boost PH Internet

DICT secretary Gregorio B. Honasan II said collocating with common towers will help telcos cut back on their expenses allocated in building up and maintaining their own towers.

LGUs should have standard fees for common towers: solon

Bohol Rep. Kristine Alexie Tutor said there is a need for a faster execution of the common tower policy to improve the Internet speed in the country.

Gov’t agencies issue guidelines streamlining permits for common towers

The DICT has signed a Joint Memorandum Circular (JMC) with eight other national government agencies to streamline requirements and reduce procedural delays in securing the necessary permits for common towers.

Common tower policy in limbo as Globe embarks PH build-up of cell sites

The highly touted common tower policy of the government appears to be going nowhere as local operator Globe Telecom announced on Thursday, July 9, that it is putting up its own cell sites in different parts of the country this year.

As DICT eyes less permits for common towers, Globe wants to build more own towers in Q3

Even as the DICT is eyeing to reduce the permits for common tower this year, Globe said it will build more cell sites of its own in different parts of the country in the next three months.

DICT issues formal guidelines on common tower policy

After three months of delay, the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) has officially released the formal guidelines for the government’s common tower policy.

House reso proposes standard rates on LGU fees for common towers

House Resolution No. 946 calls for government agencies to collaborate and consult with LGUs to iron out the delays in the implementation of the common tower policy.

Rio throws shade on qualifications of RJ Jacinto as DICT usec

Resigned DICT undersecretary Eliseo M. Rio took to social media to throw a subtle dig at the man who replaced him at the agency – former presidential adviser for ICT Ramon “RJ” Jacinto.
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