Using a scoring system developed by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) where 100 points represent the best possible scenario, the Philippines is only midway toward the ideal with a score of 52.5, according to a report entitled Rebooting Philippine Telecommunications through Structural Reform report. The country is the second lowest in a group of seven Asean members, with Myanmar placing last with a score of 23.8. Singapore topped the list with a score of 87. The report said structural change is required to improve regulatory quality and support the efficient functioning of the information and communications technology markets. The reforms needed will consist of significant improvements in both the governance and substance of the regulatory system.
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