Wednesday, November 29, 2023
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DICT inks P8.5-B ‘partnership’ deal with Japan telco for NBP backbone

The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) said it has signed a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) agreement worth $150 million (or approximately P8.5 billion) with Japanese telecommunications firm IPS and its local affiliate InfiniVAN to expand the country’s fiber cable infrastructure.

DICT to activate tower powered by National Broadband Program in Marinduque

The DICT is set to activate a new tower powered by the National Broadband Program (NBP) in Marinduque.

Poe reminds DICT: Gov’t offices should get 200 Mbps Internet speed by Feb. 2022

With the completion of Phase 1 of the much-touted National Broadband Plan (NBP), Sen. Grace Poe said the Filipino people are looking forward to the government's promised 200 megabits per second (Mbps) Internet speed for state agencies and departments.

DICT putting up supplemental ‘resiliency route’ for Nat’l Broadband Program

The resiliency route, connected to Singapore, serves as an alternate route in the Asian region and serves as a backup for the NBP in the case of any disruptions in the Pacific Light Cable Network, which is currently connected to the NBP’s cable landing station in Baler and to Los Angeles.

2021 budget for Nat’l Broadband Program hiked from P902M to P1.9B

The DICT expects the government to save P720 million in Internet subscription expenses in the first year of implementation of the NBP or up to P34 billion in the next five years.

Lacson hits bicam decision to slash DICT budget for 2021

Sen. Panfilo Lacson has questioned the move of the bicameral conference committee of Congress to give a "useless" increase of less than P1 billion in the 2021 budget of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT).

DICT inks pact with Pangasinan to roll out provincial broadband network

The initiative is in line with the first phase of the National Broadband Program (NBP) which will link established provincial broadband networks to the national fiber backbone.

Nat’l Broadband Program to save gov’t P720M in 2021, says DICT

Through the National Broadband Program (NBP), government agencies can avail Internet service at P50 per Mbps of Internet bandwidth per month compared to the current P350, the DICT said.

Baguio, Zambales ink deal with DICT to roll out fiber broadband networks

The initiative is part of Phase 1 of the National Broadband Program (NBP) which will link provincial broadband networks through fiber-optic cables.

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.
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