Sen. Franklin M. Drilon said that the suggestion of newly named AFP chief Gilbert Gapay to include provisions to regulate social media in the IRR of the Anti-Terrorism Act is “illegal and unconstitutional.”
Mobile voice and mobile SMS revenues for the period ended lower year-on-year by 16% and 30%, respectively, as more customers shift to data-based services versus the traditional voice calls and text.
Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian said the problem of slow Internet in the country is a shared responsibility among telcos, local government units, and government agencies.
For the longest time, Globe said the telco industry’s bid to expand and put up needed broadband infrastructures have been slowed down — if not totally prevented — by permitting requirements imposed by LGUs as well as the opposition by hostile homeowners associations.
The Supreme Court has released the “2020 Interim Rules on Remote Notarization of Paper Documents” through videoconferencing in cases where the notary public holds office in area under quarantine because of Covid-19.
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.
Three months after going off the air and a month after being denied of a new franchise to broadcast, broadcast giant ABS-CBN has officially announced its digital pivot with the launch of “Kapamilya Online Live.”
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.