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Poe backs P18-B fund for nat’l broadband program, hits NTC’s incompetence

Under the 2021 General Appropriations Bill, the DICT was allocated only P902 million for the broadband project.

NTC orders telcos to expedite service restoration in Ulysses-hit areas

The local telcos were ordered to provide the NTC every six hours with updates on restoration activities of their respective networks and facilities, as well as a timeline for the full restoration of services.

Stoppage order issued against suspicious ‘’ website

The National Privacy Commission revealed on Thursday night, Nov. 12, that it has issued a cease and desist order against, a website that falsely claims to be associated with the Land Transportation Office.

DICT backs NTC in streamlining permits for fiber cable deployment

NTC is requesting concerned government agencies to streamline the permitting processes for fiber optic cables similar to Joint Memorandum Circular No.1 s. 2020 which streamlines the issuance of permits, licenses, and certificates for the construction of common towers.

DPWH urged to amend right-of-way rules to fast-track cell tower rollout

The DICT and the NTC recently asked the DPWH to amend a Department Order that prohibits posts and towers for cable of phones and mobile service providers along national roads.

Globe asks NTC to amend rules on mobile signal boosters

Globe said it has asked the NTC to allow only type-approved repeaters or signal boosters that are industry certified to prevent interference with network signals contributing to poor network experience.

Now Telecom set to become 4th telco after getting NTC permit

Wireless broadband firm Now Telecom is slated to become country’s fourth telecom player after the National Telecommunications Commission issued last Sept. 14 the extension of its provisional authority (PA) to operate a mobile telecommunications system.

NTC extends validity of existing permits, licenses until Dec. 2020

The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) has extended the validity of all existing telecom and broadcast permits, certificates and licenses until Dec. 31, 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Poe seeks clarification on ‘conflicting’ number of cell towers

Sen. Grace Poe has asked government regulators and telcos to reconcile their inconsistent data on the number of cell towers in order to have a clear basis for ramping up efforts to boost connectivity in the country.

NTC urged not to succumb to pressure from solons to close SkyCable

Buhay party-list Rep. Lito Atienza has warned the NTC not to cave in to the pressure by some lawmakers at the House of Representatives to shut down SkyCable, saying cable TV companies do not need to secure a legislative franchise in order to operate.
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