Entry of 3rd Telco player will boost Internet connectivity : Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio

Entry of 3rd Telco player will boost Internet connectivity : Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio



Just like everybody in the country, she also aspires for a faster internet connection.
Davao city Mayor Sara Duterte- Carpio voices her support for the government’s move to allow the entry of a 3rd telecommunications company in the country.

She relates the importance of a reliable and fast internet in the progress of Davao.
“We are now heavily relying on internet connectivity and poor connection slows down businesses and processes,” the mayor said in her  State of the City Address (SOCA) last Wednesday.


Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio (PNA photo)

The mayor emphasizes the importance of internet providers being always reliable , releveant and truly responsive to the developmental needs of the city.

She recalls the instances in the city where disruptions are met by public anger and frustrations.
The city early this week experienced intermittent internet services due to to breaks in Internet lines caused by massive road construction projects of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).

She has reminded concerned parties to coordinate their respective activities to avoid the inconvenience that has gripped the city.

Davao city currently has six key areas with free wifi hotspot - the City Hall, Davao City National High School, People’s Park, Magsaysay Park, the DICT Office, and the University of Southeastern Philippines-main campus.

The Department of Information and Communication (DICT) through its JUANKONEK program, has provide the free wifi hotspot in these six key areas in Davao.

The much anticipated entry of the 3rd telco player the mayor explains, will heighten competition in the industry that would in turn result in improved Internet connectivity.

By order of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, by December the 3rd telco player will already be identified.

The DICT has already scheduled a bidding early next month.

DICT already announced that an invitation to bid will be held on October 7, prospective bidders can buy bidding documents costing up to P1-Million on Oct.8

October 15, has been set as the pre-bid conference and bidders until Oct. 22 to submit questions while the government has until November 2 to respond to queries from DICT.


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