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Globe: Gov’t should prioritize Internet infra

As local industries digitize, Globe Telecom urged the government to prioritize internet infrastructure for economic growth. In particular, the telco wants solons to enact the Open Access Law enabling providers to share the 700 MHz equitably. By providing the right regulatory environment, the government can help the private sector build an internet infrastructure to develop the Information Communication Technology (ICT) capabilities of local industries for stronger economic growth, Globe President and CEO Ernest Cu stressed. Enacting the Open Access Law will cut red tape so that telcos can deploy cellular sites faster and hasten the issuance of permits for telco facilities at the local government level Telcos are required to secure several permits and Globe alone has about 500 cell sites waiting to be built. “Prioritizing the Open Access law for the telco industry will …

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