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There’s another one in town, and we’re familiar to it – maybe because of previous adminstration’s cancelled plans with it?
According to a report from Inquirer, Chinese telecom giant and data provider ZTE corp, along with Nokia, New Hampshire-based Parallel Wireless as well as 2 other members in a consortium is teaming up with Davao-based telco TierOne Comm International, in an effort to connect the country’s islands through microcell towers that will give mobile internet access to more Filipinos.
“About 60 percent of the Philippines has no telecommunications whatsoever, with (the country) being mentioned in press reports as second worst in Asia. That should not be the case,” TierOne board chairman Jonathon Bentley-Stevens, told the Inquirer.
Last July, ARMM’s Board Of Investments approves TierOne’s PhP 3-billion telecommunications investment in the region.
ZTE will be installing high-speed 100mbps internet connections throughout the region, starting with the ARMM government compound in Cotabato city.
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The company also aims to cover the entire country before the end of President Rodrigo Duterte’s term in 2022.
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