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Duterte admin to invest on broadband infrastructure


By Philippines News Agency

MANILA — The Duterte administration will invest on broadband infrastructure in the Philippines, National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) Commissioner Gamaliel Cordoba said on Tuesday.

“This is the first time that our administration will do this kind of thing. We’ll have a broadband owned and put up by the government,” he told the Philippines News Agency (PNA).

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Cordoba said the plans will be made by the first or second quarter of 2017, then implementation will immediately follow.

The NTC Commissioner pointed out that other countries are putting in funds for broadband infrastructure, and the Duterte administration recognizes this need in order to address issues on connectivity.

Also, he said that with the growing data traffic, and the growing number of internet users, there is really a need to invest on such infrastructure.

How will it affect the telecommunications providers in the country?

“If for instance, the government would put up cell sites, there’s an option to have these leased by telco operators,” Cordoba said.

He continued that the advantage of it is that there would be less operating expense on the telco operators’ side, since they will not be putting up their own sites in some areas.

Meanwhile, to know about the concerns of industry players and to gather suggestions on how to improve the internet connectivity, an ICT summit was organized by the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) on Tuesday.

Suggestions, drafted resolutions from this summit will be presented to President Rodrigo Duterte.

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  • Jaikah ludovice

    ayan magandang simula ito magiging malago na ang bansang pilipinas

  • Unice_cute

    kahit kailan sangayon ako sa nais ng pangulo wala siyang ginawang mali.

  • Donita Myth

    ang maayos na bansa meron din na pagkakaisang mga kbabayan at ngmamahaln nkakabilib tlga ang adhikain ni Duterte!

  • Tin_arispe__handsome

    patalsiking na yan na digongong na yan!

    • aubrey poon

      ikaw na lang..

      • same

        dpat nman tlgang patalsikin ang boss nyong loko loko

        • brayta_nimo_bai

          Hindi noh! Yung incompetent na boss mong si Mar Roxas. Hanggang ngayno hindi parin tapos ang Yolanda Housing Projecs? Sige nga, i defend mo! polpol

    • mike pimentel

      saan? sma na para mawla ka rin dito nakaka irita ka kasi

    • alexis lim

      hambog mo

  • Tina Marbella

    agree ako sa ginagwa ng pangulo mabuhay ka po tiyak na ang ginhawa sa bansa natin.

    • jhay garcia

      ako rin

  • liza ayente

    good news ito para sa atin,malaking tulong ito sa mga pilipino.

    • lando

      hindi tlga tayo papabayaan ni duterte.

  • clark estepan

    basta ako nasisigurado kong aahon din ang ating bansa.

  • Freedom-of-Expression

    Boosting national broadband capability is a good idea as long as Chinese technology is not the focus of service provider similar to corrupt Gloria Arroyo latest expose’. PH could have been under Chinese surveillance radar ever since with doesn’t care attention or has no means of countering the national security threat. Since DU30 publicly announced closed diplomatic and trades with China there is no need of further action against cyber threat in the country. Chinese electronic products or services always coupled with electronic spying just like what US has discovered in piece of electronics equipment supplied to US.

    • JulianGuerrero

      I agree, I hope this is something that the government can look into

  • CyberPinoy

    San na mga reklamador na anti-Duterte, attack na!
    Binibigyan na kayo ni Duterte ng means to connect reklamo pa kayo!

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    • magnus

      Magsikap ka na lang para maging Oligarch ka rin. he-he.