The industry’s overall shift toward global software-centric networks and operations is taking a hit as a result of the current bleak global economic outlook and Covid-19, according to analyst firm ABI Research.
In a memorandum dated March 12, 2020, the DICT ordered the NTC to monitor the compliance of all operating Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) and Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in providing ample bandwidth allocation, and availability of service and signal, based on their respective service level agreements.
DICT secretary Gregorio Honasan II said the proposed common tower policy must be sustainable in order to achieve the government’s target of building 50,000 telecommunication towers for the improvement of country’s connectivity.
Buhay party-list rep. Lito Atienza called ?counterproductive? the provision restricting Philippine telecommunications to entities at least 60 percent held by Filipinos.
The Justice Department has noted that telcos have been keen on enticing subscribers with various promotional campaigns especially with unlimited deals that impose certain restrictions on these offers.