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DICT seeks more satellite Internet providers as Starlink gets go signal

The Philippines is set to be the first country in Southeast Asia to avail the services of Starlink broadband service which provides a low-Earth orbit satellite system designed to deliver broadband Internet connectivity with speeds between 100 to 200 Megabits per second (Mbps).

Mobile number of Abalos ‘spoofed’, sends out unscrupulous messages

The NTC said it is still currently investigating the matter in coordination with Globe Telecom, but agrees with the latter that it may be a classic case of “SMS spoofing”.

Use of repeaters continue to cause disruptions to mobile signals: Globe

As a result, users of illegal repeaters get boosted signals while others experience poor, interfered or non-existent mobile service, Globe said.

NPC says it is probing telcos, UnionBank, GCash on text spam

The government has also formed an inter-agency group to receive complaints from cellular phone subscribers and will be tasked with forwarding the numbers used by scammers to telcos for blocking.

NPC, NTC asked to stop ‘budol SMS scams’ that offer shady jobs

The NPC, for its part, said it is looking at the SMS spam reports but the agency clarified that there is no sufficient information, at this time, to attribute or link the growing concerns on unsolicited SMS to breach of contact tracing forms or apps.

As NTC clamps down on SMS blaster machines, Globe warns against signal boosters

Globe Telecom has thrown its support behind the recent action of the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) to go after the sale of the illegal cell broadcaster, an equipment intended to serve the public during extreme periods of disaster.

Smart hits ‘unpreparedness’ of Globe for mobile number portability

Smart Communications also lambasted Globe Telecom for being “oblivious of the hardships being suffered by former Globe customers that ported in to Smart”, for the inability of GCash to work properly, adding that Globe was also acting with "a hint of righteousness".

Smart asks NTC to clarify GOMO’s delay in MNP compliance

Smart Communications has questioned the advisory sent by GOMO, a mobile service provider operated by Globe, that mobile number portability is not yet available for its subscribers despite the effectivity of the MNP law on Sept. 30.

DICT warns telcos, ISPs: Comply with law against online child sexual exploitation

The Department of Justice has recommended for the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) to penalize ISPs for failing to fulfill their duties under Republic Act No. 9775 or the Anti-Child Pornography Act of 2009.

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.
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