DICT says it is ready to pilot-test PH fiber backbone in Q4

The pilot project implementation is scheduled on November-December 2018 to light up portions of the 6,154-kilometer dark fiber network of National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) and showcase high-speed internet to Government Network (GovNet) and Pipol Konek Free Wi-Fi in Public Places beneficiaries.

DICT inks deal with NGCP, TransCo on use of fiber optic network

The partnership deal came after Rio criticized earlier this year the NGCP after it came up with a “open letter” to Pres. Rodrigo Duterte wherein it blamed the DICT for the delay in the rollout of the broadband project of the national government.

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