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NPC signs pact with telcos for protection of personal data of subscribers

The National Privacy Commission (NPC) said on Thursday, May 11, that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with local telecommunications companies to...

Telcos, banks urged to step up fight against SIM swap scam

Re-electionist senator Sherwin Gatchalian took note of a recent incident relayed in a newspaper column on how a housewife's credit card was charged P1.7 million after her SIM card was replaced by fraudsters to underhandedly carry out online credit card transactions.

DICT unveils telecom tower monitoring initiative

The Department of Information and Communication Technology (DICT) launched on Thursday, Sept. 9, the “Digital Infrastructure Monitoring System: Tower Watch PH”, a monitoring mechanism for tower construction to better streamline permit processing time and accelerate the rollout of connectivity infrastructure in the country.

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.

Telcos warned not to further delay implementation of mobile number portability

Local telcos have committed to start the interoperability test in June this year and will carry out the full commercial launch by September.

PLDT-Smart engineers fly to Catanduanes to repair damaged sites

PLDT and Smart have also set up "Libreng Tawag" and "Libreng Charging" stations in hardest hit provinces in the Bicol region such as Camarines Sur and Norte, Albay, and Sorsogon.

DICT urges telcos to use common towers to boost PH Internet

DICT secretary Gregorio B. Honasan II said collocating with common towers will help telcos cut back on their expenses allocated in building up and maintaining their own towers.

Cell towers can bring jobs to community amid pandemic, says Globe

A construction of a single cell tower may take from six to 22 weeks depending on its design and location. For residents without a job, six to 22 weeks of steady source of livelihood makes a big difference in their desire to put food on the table for their loved ones, Globe said.

Lapid wants telcos to provide free Internet access to e-learning sites

Sen. Lito Lapid has filed a resolution seeking to conduct an inquiry to determine the feasibility of mandating telcos to provide free Internet access to online learning websites during times of disaster and emergency when physical classes cannot be conducted.

Telcos to play crucial role in economic recovery, creating new digital society post-Covid

Analyst firm ABI Research said telcos will be not only be crucial in enabling nations to manage the transition out of Covid-19 related stagnation, but also in providing a resilient national infrastructure to stimulate GDP growth.
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