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Expert says PH must manage spectrum well to accelerate digital revolution

Scott Minehane, an Australia-based international regulatory and strategy lawyer, said the Philippines has the same amount of spectrum as other countries, but it is up to the country to take full advantage and harness its possibilities.

House passes SIM card registration bill on 2nd reading

House ICT committee chair and Navotas City representative Tobias Reynald Tiangco said the country's large number of prepaid mobile subscriptions provides opportunities for nefarious individuals, as well as criminal acts for terrorists and insurgents.

House ICT panel approves bill on roll-over data allocation scheme

The ICT committee also approved the “Satellite-based Technologies Promotion Act,” which proposes a satellite-based broadband scheme in the country.

House bill amending Data Privacy Act hurdles first reading

The measure, authored by House deputy speaker Michael Romero and ICT committee chair Victor Yap, seeks to address the data privacy challenges and cross-border data processing concerns in the country.

NTC seeks help of Congress to compel villages to allot areas for cell towers

At a virtual hearing conducted by the House ICT committee on Friday, Nov. 27, the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) sought the help of Congress to require gated subdivisions to provide utility areas for telco infrastructure such as cell towers.

House ICT panel merges 4 bills imposing minimum Internet speed in PH

At an online hearing, House ICT committee chair Victor Yap said there is also a need to specify a neutral agency that would determine the measurement of Internet speed in the country.

To create ‘new digital normal’, Congress urged to pass Open Access bill

With Congress adjourning its session on Friday, June 5, an alliance of civil society groups has called on the immediate passage of the long-delayed Open Access bill once the legislature resumes work in July.

Solon urges DepEd to tap BGANs, VSATs for online learning

The satellite-based wireless technologies were deployed in previous years by the Comelec in far-flung and mountainous areas to transmit poll results.

House ICT panel wants National Broadband Program fast-tracked

The DICT reported that it has already tested 158 dark fiber segments of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines and completed construction of the cable landing stations at Baler Aurora and Poro Point, La Union.

Tarlac solon files bills on open access, e-health, expanding powers of NTC

Tarlac second district representative Victor Yap has filed 30 bills, most of them concerning the ICT sector, during the first day of filing of bills for the 18th Congress.
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