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DICT releases second draft of selection terms for third telco player

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The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) has issued on Friday, June 29, its draft terms of reference (TOR) for the selection of the third telco player, which seeks to put importance on financial aspects.

But DICT noted that the document is still to be revised, and the draft is only released for the purpose of a public consultation which will be held next week.

It said the document has yet include the insights of the consultants from the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).

“Please note that the minimum bid amount is pegged from the Spectrum User Fees (SUFs) being paid by existing telecommunications companies and does not yet consider the inputs/recommendations of experts from International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and best practices from other countries, and hence, is in no way final,” it said in an email. — Denise A. Valdez

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