NTC to check progress of telcos in improving internet speed in PH

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By end of December, the National Telecommunications Commission would conduct a review on whether the internet speed in the country improved when providers are expected to complete construction of new cell sites, which take an average of 3 months.

NTC official is positive that some improvements have been made within those months.

“Nakikita naman po natin na pataas e, pataas iyong average speed so mayroon pong improvement. Iyon nga lang, hindi gaanong substantial ang improvement,” NTC Deputy Commissioner Edgardo Cabarios said. 

[We see that the average internet speed is continuously rising. However, the improvement is not that substantial.]

Cabarios noted that there should be progress between the months of November and December.

“Makikita po natin by December… by end of this month kung mayroong mas malaking improvement sa speed compared to November kasi by that time dapat marami nang cell sites ang naitayo,” he said in a public briefing. 

[We will see by December, by the end of this month if there is big improvement on speed compared to November because by that time, many cell sites should have already been built.]

During President Rodrigo Duterte’s fifth State of the Nation Address last July 27, he called out telcos Smart and Globe to improve their services in the next five months or the country will do away with them.

House committees to hold hearings during break

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Spread the loveMANILA – The House of Representatives has authorized for its committees to conduct hearings during the five-week congressional break, extending until late April.