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Philippines

Country Profile
RegulatorNational Telecommunications Commission
Acronym(NTC)
Websitehttp://ntc.gov.ph/
Twitterhttps://twitter.com/NTC_PH
Contactregulation@ntc.gov.ph
MinistryDepartment of Information and Communications Technology
Acronym(DICT)
Websitehttps://www.dict.gov.ph
Twitterhttps://twitter.com/dictgovph
Contactinformation@dict.gov.ph

The Public Telecommunications Policy Act of the Philippines (Republic Act 7925) governs the development and delivery of public telecommunications in the country

It states in its policy declaration that “telecommunications is essential to the economic development, integrity and security of the Philippines, and as such shall be developed and administered as to safeguard, enrich and strength the economic, cultural, social and political fabric of the Philippines.”

The law recognizes that it is the government's fundamental objective to develop and maintain a viable, efficient, reliable and universal telecommunication infrastructure using the best available and affordable technologies, as a vital tool to nation building and development. Moreover, RA 7925 states in its policy declaration that expansion of the telecommunications network shall give priority to improving and extending basic services to areas not yet served. Moreover, it stipulates that the government shall promote a fair, efficient and responsive market to stimulate the growth and development of the telecommunications facilities and services at affordable rates.

To be able to operate telecommunications services, an organization will have to first secure a congressional franchise and a certificate of public convenience and necessity (CPCN) which will prove their financial, technical and legal capability to offer the proposed services. On top of this, carriers (including small local operators) also have a number of other licenses they must acquire for operation, including environmental clearance certificates, height clearances, and the local mayor’s permit. All in all, there are as many as 25 permits needed for each cell site. The sheer number of required permits is very difficult for a small entity to complete.

Technical and Administrative Requirements

Licensing Fees

Technical and Administrative Requirements

Licensed

Access Networks
Operator 800MHz 900MHz 1800MHz 2100MHz 2600MHz 3500MHz
XYZcom None 2×10 2×15 2×10 None None
PtP Networks

License-Exempt

Access Networks
Frequency Power Limit Transmit Power
2.4GHz
2400 – 2483.5 MHz 2.4EIRP
5GHz
5150-5250 MHz 5.1EIRP
5250-5350 MHz 5.2EIRP
5470-5725 MHz 5.4EIRP
5725-5800 MHz 5.8EIRP
PtP Networks
Frequency Power Limit Transmit Power
2.4GHz
2400 – 2483.5 MHz 2.4EIRP
5GHz
5150-5250 MHz 5.1EIRP
5250-5350 MHz 5.2EIRP
5470-5725 MHz 5.4EIRP
5725-5800 MHz 5.8EIRP

Secondary Use

Access Networks
PtP Networks

Spectrum Fees / Costs

Application

Annual

Auction

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  • country-profiles/philippines.txt
  • Last modified: 2019/09/10 10:00
  • by mabarela