Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Roque approves telco service improvement

Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque commended Globe and the telco industry's efforts in improving services to the Filipino people during the briefing and update about the Globe's network progress. Globe President and CEO...

Globe nods to LGUs supporting ease in permit requirements

Globe commended several local government units (LGUs) that have been vital in authorizing the provision of 1,857 permits since July until November this year, which enabled the company to fast-track its...

Invest in ICT infra for better connectivity, NTC tells PH government

The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) called out the government for not spending a centavo for the development of Internet services in the Philippines and leaving the burden to private telecommunications companies. The...

Senators expect DITO to keep its vows in delivering quality network service

China-backed third telco player DITO Telecommunity promised to provide a minimum internet speed of 27Mbps and reach a nationwide coverage of 37 percent, but these commitments are yet to be achieved. DITO's...

Waze doesn’t recognize the RFID tag on your car: Here’s how to change that

With the recent implementation of cashless toll collections at expressways and major toll roads effective by December amid the ongoing pandemic, Filipino drivers must have RFID tags installed on their vehicles....

PH Internet speed improves despite lockdowns, typhoons — Ookla

Internet connectivity in the Philippines has improved, according to the November report of internet testing and analysis leader Ookla. Ookla's report bared that the country's average download speed for fixed broadband had...

Did telcos pass network assessments? Palace to ask NTC for answers

For the Duterte administration, December is not only momentous because of the holiday season but also because it is when it will find out if incumbent telco players were able to...

Manila gets a boost with LG’s digital displays

LG Philippines recently donated two digital signage displays to assist the City of Manila in relaying important to its constituents. Worth over P800,000, these 75UH5E-B displays will be used in Manila City...

Why satellite internet is good for the Philippines?

In recent months, we've seen how the government and telcos are working together to improve our internet connectivity amid the pandemic. As part of the initiatives aiming to enhance the country's connectivity,...

Philippine Space Agency now hiring to complete a satellite that will boost connectivity

Those complaining about our Internet connectivity will now have an opportunity to do something about it by joining the Philippine Space Agency (PhilSA). The PhilSA will help in improving connectivity by building,...

Why the Internet Transactions Act matters?

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E-commerce is a relatively young sector in the Philippines. This sector, however, saw an exponential growth this 2020 due to the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic. This growth can be seen based...

Why PH is banning new coal-powered energy projects but keeping the approved ones?

With the adverse effects of climate change becoming more prevalent in the country, the Philippines is now banning new coal-powered energy projects in a bid to pursue a green future without...

Why the government should push for fiber optic Internet?

The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) has shown its support for the initiative of the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) to streamline the permitting process for the installation of fiber...

Why Filipinos prefer automated elections?

A recent assessment of last year's mid-term elections shows that most Filipinos now prefer automated polls since their introduction in 2010, making the Philippines the first country to do so on...

Filipinos from all walks of life come together to develop solutions with NASA

This year's edition of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) International Space Apps Challenge was held online due to the ongoing pandemic, its 9th year of an international hackathon where...

Despite being surrounded by water, why PH still experiences water crisis?

The Philippines is a country rich in natural resources and surrounded by bodies of water. But for various reasons, not all Filipinos enjoy these resources, including water. Statistics show that 1 in...
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Duterte satisfied with faster rollout of telco towers

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The rollout of telco towers has been aggressive since President Rodrigo Duterte called out local government units (LGUs) to remove red tape that hinders...

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