IBPAP upbeat on 3rd telco player

The Information Technology and Business Process Association of the Philippines (IBPAP) has expressed optimism that a third telecommunications player will be approved soon. The entry of the third player will contribute to the IT-BPM industry’s further growth, said Genny Inocencio-Marcial, executive director for external affairs of IBPAP. She added that competition would make the whole telecommunication environment as a service sector more competitive. The Philippines’ data and voice services are reportedly among Asia-Pacific’s slowest and most intermittent, prompting President Rodrigo Duterte to warn existing providers to shape up or face new competition.