The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) is soliciting the support of lawmakers after its proposed budget for National Broadband Program was trimmed from P18 billion to P902 million.
After getting flak for saying that the current Internet speed at 3 to 7Mbps is “not so bad”, Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) secretary Gregorio Honasan II acknowledged that the country should aim for a higher standard.
The DICT hub was selected as one of 72 champion entries out of over 800 competitors around the globe.
Sen. Panfilo Lacson made the statement after DICT Gregorio Honasan II remarked in his agency’s budget hearing in Congress that the country’s Internet speed is “not so bad” at 3 to 7Mbps.
At least three of the tower companies that were given permits are Chinese-owned firms despite current concerns on national security.
The Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) has issued a memorandum circular directing government agencies to use the Philippine National Public Key Infrastructure (PNPKI), which utilizes digital signatures in signing official documents.
A reliable source told Newsbytes.PH that former police officer Cesar Mancao has been appointed as executive director of the Cybercrime Investigation and Coordination Center (CICC).
The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) said it has received letters of intent from 13 firms asking to register as common tower companies.