June 19, 2019

Category: Telecommunications

DICT taps UNDP to speed up rollout of nationwide free Wi-Fi

Media Release: THE Department of Information and Communications Technology and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have formalized their partnership to fast-track the rollout of “Pipol Konek” — formally known as the Free Wi-Fi Internet Access in Public Places Project. DICT and UNDP struck their deal during the 1st Project Board Meeting and Project Document Signing […]

DICT taps PSRTI to spearhead national ICT surveys

Media Release: TO better guide the government’s ICT agenda, the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) and the Philippine Statistical Research and Training Institute (PSRTI) have partnered to conduct two flagship projects on ICT statistics. On Thursday, March 21, the DICT, led by Acting Secretary Eliseo M. Rio Jr., formally sealed the partnership with […]

Chinese telecoms giant brings Huawei ICT Academy to BulSU

(SDN) — HUAWEI ICT Academy continues to thrive in the Philippines. Huawei, the world’s telecommunications and consumer electronics giant based in Shenzhen, China, has gained another partner for its ICT Academy, established more than 10 years ago, first in its home base. The company, also a world leader in the emerging, said-to-be game-changing 5G technology, […]

DICT seeks telcos’ cooperation to push common tower policy

IN the last few months, the government partnered with tower companies for the Common Tower Policy needed for a better connectivity. This is in relation with the Department of Information and Communications’ (DICT) desire to construct 50,000 telecommunications towers amid the advent of a new major player (NMP) in the Philippines. DICT Acting Secretary Eliseo […]

‘Sleeping dragon’ Huawei wakes up, fights back, sues United States gov’t

(SDN) — HUAWEI Technologies, a “sleeping dragon,” has awaken and is fighting back its behemoth enemy, the United States government. On Thursday, March 7, six top officials of the global Chinese technology company announced that they filed a lawsuit against the U.S. government in a court in the State of Texas. Guo Ping, Huawei rotating […]

DICT orders NTC to secure formal House nod for Mislatel franchise

IT is better to have the formal nod of the two chambers of the Philippine Congress. This is regarding the franchise of Mislatel, the new major player (NMP) in the country’s telecommunications industry. And the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) headed by Acting Secretary (Ret.) General Eliseo M. Rio, Jr. has ordered the […]

DICT Says Legal Hurdle Versus 3rd Major Telco No Effect On Common Tower Project

That could be the biggest stumbling block to the NMP the legal hurdle now being raised in the Senate….

Breaking: US$1-B in Pipeline for Telco Towers as DICT Signs MOA with Malaysian Firm

The figure came up as the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) led by Acting Secretary Eliseo M. Rio….

DICT Stays Optimistic of NMP: Rio Takes Exception to Drilon Claim About Mislatel

DICT issued a statement today, January 26, assuring the constancy of its “commitment to facilitate an objective, transparent, and legal process of entry of a new….

Malaysian telco Edotco signs MOU with DICT for building of connectivity towers

INTEGRATED regional telecommunications infrastructure services provider edotco Group Sdn Bhd (“edotco”) has set sights on the Philippines as the next growth market to accelerate its footprint expansion in Asia. The company is keen to bring its end-to-end tower solutions and expertise to enhance the nation’s state of mobile connectivity. Edotco is a subsidiary to one of […]