DICT on track to name 3rd telco player before Christmas

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) remained firm in saying they will be able to name the country’s third telecommunications service provider by December, as they unveiled the final timetable for the selection process.

In an information campaign held on Tuesday, October 2, the DICT announced the following important dates:

Under the DICT’s rules, the new telco player will be chosen according to the highest committed level of service (HCLOS) model. 

They will be scored according to internet speed, population coverage, and their committed investment for 5 years.

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