DICT to approve three more common tower builders to boost cell coverage

DICT to approve three more common tower builders to boost cell coverage

To accelerate the build-up of more cell sites across the country, the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) is set to accredit three more common tower providers. DICT Acting Secretary Eliseo Rio Jr. said there are three tower firms that have expressed interest in signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with DICT. Under the terms of the MOU, DICT will support a common tower company by facilitating permits, rights of way, and providing other government support for infrastructure needed assuming it has secured a contract with any of the telco operators, which will soon include the newcomer, the Mislatel Consortium. Prior to the three new tower building firms currently in talks with DICT, ISOC Infrastructure Inc. was the first to sign a similar MOU with DICT on 20 December last year.

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