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NEDA calls for early passage of Open Access in Data Transmission bill

NEDA said the bill promotes more competition in the telecommunications sector by removing the requirement of a legislative franchise for players seeking to build their networks.

NEDA urges Congress to pass Open Access in Data Transmission Act

The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) said the proposed measure promotes further liberalization of the telecommunications sector by removing the requirement of a legislative franchise for players seeking to build their networks, rationalizing access and use of the country's scarce spectrum resources, and making it easier for entrants to provide better services for consumers at more competitive prices.

NEDA cites importance of competitive environment for emerging technologies

NEDA secretary Arsenio Balisacan also underscored the need to safeguard user privacy and data protection amid the rapid proliferation and development of new technologies.

Expert says PH must manage spectrum well to accelerate digital revolution

Scott Minehane, an Australia-based international regulatory and strategy lawyer, said the Philippines has the same amount of spectrum as other countries, but it is up to the country to take full advantage and harness its possibilities.

Business sector calls on Senate to fast-track approval of Open Access bill

The business groups stated that the Open Access bill will address the legal obstacles and binding constraints which have long stifled the growth of the Philippine Internet industry in a world increasingly reliant on connectivity to function and advance.

Civil society groups call for passage of Open Access in Internet Services bill

On July 5, Better Internet PH together with nine organizations representing the business sector, ICT industry, and civil society signed a Joint Statement of Support for the immediate passage of the proposed Open Access in Internet Services Act.

Lapid bill pushes open access in data transmission, adds powers to NTC

Sen. Manuel "Lito" Lapid has filed Senate Bill 1876, which aims to promote open access in data transmission and provide additional powers to the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) to encourage the construction and development of reliable, affordable, open and accessible data networks.
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