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.
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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.
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.
The satellite-based wireless technologies were deployed in previous years by the Comelec in far-flung and mountainous areas to transmit poll results.
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 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.
DICT acting secretary Eliseo Rio Jr. said the Philippines has the lowest tower density in the Asean region.