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PH firm gets US grant on study for Internet connectivity project

Filipino company Responsible Internet Sustainability Effort (RISE) has received a grant from the United States Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) for its feasibility study to improve Internet services in the country, especially in underserved communities.

WB report: PH Internet connectivity lags behind Asean countries

The report also noted that the digital divide in the Philippines is rapidly expanding. From 2019 to 2022, access gaps between the rich and the poor expanded by far the fastest for broadband Internet, compared to public and private services, utilities, and household goods.

ICT policy reforms needed for better PH connectivity: study

The study from the Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) noted that the Philippines is the only country in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation region that requires interested companies to secure a legislative franchise before applying for a certificate to operate as a telecom firm.

USAID signs pact on Internet access for isolated areas in PH

USAID, through its Better Access and Connectivity (BEACON) project, signed a partnership agreement with Connectivity Capital, the world’s first connectivity-specific impact investment fund, to support the expansion of Internet service to underserved and geographically isolated and disadvantaged areas in the Philippines.

USAID holds connectivity, cybersecurity confab in Visayas region

The three-day event featured sessions on cybersecurity best practices, trainings and certification tracks along with segments on ICT development and gender equality and social inclusion in ICT.

First on Newsbytes.PH | House OKs bill mandating subdivisions to allot area for cell sites

The House of Representatives also approved House Bill 10329, which would institutionalize a program for the integration of digital technology and innovation in public basic education.

Huawei says 5G set to become industry game-changer

With boosted speeds and lower latencies, global mobile networks are set to utilize 5G wireless technology to integrate real-time interaction between users and the virtual world.

Group says conditions ripe for picking new telco player, initiating reforms

The Better Broadband Alliance said the new player should be flexible and versatile enough to consider that it will likely not have a free ride on existing infrastructure,
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