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Draft policy on common telco tower delayed anew

THE Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) on Wednesday gave another schedule for the release of the common tower policy.

Rules on common telco towers expected next week, says DICT

THE Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) said the rules governing the shared use of telecommunications towers will be issued by next week.

The future in focus

Winning together in the fourth industrial revolution By Bjorn Biel M. Beltran, Special Features Writer Professor Klaus Schwab, founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum,...

FIRe’s call for government, public sector to adapt and integrate

Winning together in the fourth industrial revolution By Adrian Paul B. Conoza,Special Features Writer The growing need to keep in step with the Fourth Industrial Revolution...

Fighting against cyber threats and piracy

Threats to cybersecurity can no longer be put on the back burner, given how immense the financial dangers and reputational risks they pose have...

DICT unveils priority initiatives

THE Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) is seeking collaboration with other government agencies as it identified five priority initiatives.

Here’s the lowdown on the Innovative Startup Act

Republic Act No. 1137, previously signed by President Duterte on April 26, has finally been released to the media, aiming to “strengthen, promote, and...

DICT presents alternative automated election system

THE Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) on Friday presented its proposed alternative automated election system, aimed at improving transparency.

DTI, DICT tap blockchain firm

MONSOON Blockchain Storage, Inc. has partnered with two government agencies to provide support and consultancy services on how to leverage blockchain technology in various areas of operations.

Philippines on track to complete migration to DTT by 2023 —...

THE Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) said the country is on track with the plan to completely migrate to digital terrestrial television (DTT) in four years, as TV networks continue works on launching DTT devices.

HyalRoute Group to invest $1-2 billion in PHL venture

THE Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) signed a deal with the local subsidiary of Singapore-based HyalRoute Group last week to roll out a fiber optic cable network in the country.

Rio reappointed to DICT

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte has reappointed Eliseo M. Rio, Jr. as acting secretary of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) after Senator Gregorio B. Honasan II’s appointment lapsed.

Telcos open to DICT proposed MoU on towers

TELECOMMUNICATION firms are supportive of the government’s policy on shared infrastructure assets such as cell towers, but have yet to get details on the proposed memorandum of understanding (MoU) that the regulator wants to sign with them.

DICT wants MoU with telcos for towers

THE Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) said it wants to partner with telecommunications firms for its common tower initiative through the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that will also include the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC).

DICT may stop signing MoUs with tower providers

THE Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) said it may temporarily stop signing new deals with common tower providers after it inked the 15th memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Thursday.

DICT to sign MoUs with 2 tower providers

TWO more common tower providers are scheduled to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the government in a bid to enter the Philippine market.

LatAm firm inks MoU with DICT

A LATIN American (LatAm) firm is joining the growing pool of common tower providers that the government is committing to assist in regulatory compliance to operate in the country.

DICT to tweak common tower plan

THE Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) is looking to fine-tune the shared telco infrastructure initiative.

Malaysian tower provider allocating $1 billion for Philippine expansion

MALAYSIA-BASED tower company edotco Group Sdn Bhd said it is investing at least $1 billion to build telecommunications infrastructure in the Philippines.

DICT launches cybersecurity management project

THE Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) has given the go signal for the joint venture of Integrated Computer Systems, Inc. (ICS) and Israel-based Verint Systems, Inc. to undertake its cybersecurity management system project.

DICT finds no violation in info security

THE Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) on Tuesday said its initial evaluation found “organizations” in government compliant with information security standards.

Initial rollout of National Cyber Intelligence Platform seen next month

THE INITIAL STAGES of the National Cyber Intelligence Platform (NICP) are expected to be launched this January, according to an advisor of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT).

Honasan nominated DICT chief

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte has officially nominated Senator Gregorio B. Honasan II as Secretary of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT).

DICT, China Telecom sign deal for submarine cable

THE Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) on Tuesday signed a letter of intent with China Telecommunications Corp. that will allow it to use the government’s cable landing facilities to roll out its submarine cable, which is expected to help improve internet speeds in the country.

Honasan accepts DICT post

SENATOR Gregorio B. Honasan II on Friday said he is accepting President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s offer to become the next chief of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT).

Sotto: Honasan to be nominated DICT chief

SENATOR Gregorio B. Honasan II may be nominated next week, when the Senate resumes sessions, as the new head of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), Senate President Vicente C. Sotto III said on Wednesday.

DICT, Kaspersky Lab ink cybersecurity deal

THE Philippines is partnering with Russia-based cybersecurity company Kaspersky Lab to boost government efforts in ensuring information security in the country.

Now steps up word war vs DICT

LISTED Now Corp. threatened to file a case against Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) Acting Secretary Eliseo M. Rio Jr., blaming him for the drop in the company’s share price last week.

DICT to start pilot tests for national broadband plan next month

THE Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) said that next month it will start the pilot test of its fiber backbone facility that will be used for the implementation of the national broadband plan.

Companies question draft MC on common tower policy

SEVERAL STAKEHOLDERS raised concern over the proposed memorandum circular (MC) of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) and the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) on common telecommunications infrastructure, particularly a provision that limited to two the initial number of tower companies allowed to operate.

DICT studying higher fees to force return of underused frequency

THE Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) said it is studying raising user fees for under-utilized frequency owned by telecommunications companies.

3-4 applicants good enough for ‘third player’ auction — DICT

THE Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) said it will consider the selection process for the new telecommunications industry entrant, the so-called “third player,” to be successful if it attracts three or four applicants.

DICT eyes berth 4 operations by 2020

DAVAO CITY — Floirendo-owned Davao International Container Terminal, Inc. (DICT) is preparing for expansion with the operation of a fourth berth and container yard expansion at its port in Panabo City.

DICT expects to resolve Bayantel 3G dispute by end-Sept.

THE Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) said the resolution of a dispute involving the third generation (3G) frequency held by Bayan Telecommunications, Inc. (Bayantel) is moving forward, with a decision now up to the Supreme Court.

Search for third major telco clears major hurdle

THE QUEST for the country’s third major telecommunications service provider advanced on Friday after a government team settled on the highest committed level of service (HCLoS) as basis for competition.

NEA, DICT work to expand broadband access to rural areas

THE National Electrification Administration (NEA) and the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) have started exploring arrangements to bring broadband connectivity into the countryside by tapping the existing infrastructure of the electric cooperatives.

NEA, DICT working together to bring broadband connectivity to rural areas

The National Electrification Administration (NEA) and the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) have started exploring arrangements to bring broadband connectivity into the...

Gov’t hopes to accredit up to two cell tower companies by...

THE government has released an initial set of guidelines for its common tower policy, amid hopes that it can accredit as many as two such companies to build common mobile infrastructure by the first quarter of 2019.

‘Third player’ won’t be burdened by 2G legacy systems — DICT

THE Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) said that the third entrant into the telecommunications industry will have an advantage over the incumbents because it will not be burdened with legacy systems.

New draft rules propose auction of frequencies for 3rd telco player

THE Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) released on Friday another set of draft guidelines for the selection of the third major player in the telecommunications industry, this time proposing an auction of the frequency spectrums.

DICT releases second draft of selection terms for third telco player

The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) has issued on Friday, June 29, its draft terms of reference (TOR) for the selection of...

DICT backs assigning frequency to ‘third player,’ not auction

THE Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) is pushing for awarding of frequencies to the telecommunications industry’s third entrant to reduce its financial burden, the acting head of the department said.

Now Corp. inks MoU with TransCo for use of fiber assets

NOW CORP. on Thursday announced it signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the National Transmission Corp. (TransCo) for the use of the latter’s fiber and microwave assets for the establishment of a nationwide fixed broadband network.

DICT teams up with start-up incubator Impact Hub

THE DEPARTMENT of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) has partnered with Impact Hub Manila for expanding its program on engaging communities to encourage start-ups.

Tougher rules in store for 3rd major telco

GROUPS looking to vie for the distinction of becoming the Philippines’ third major telecommunications service provider likely face tougher financial and technical requirements, according to departments overseeing the process.