Palace behind push to deregulate VoIP in RP (By Erwin Lemuel G. Oliva) -- "MALACAÑANG is pushing for the deregulation of commercial voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) in the Philippines, an industry source told INQ7.net Tuesday. Currently, the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) permits only public telcos with a government communications franchise to offer commercial VoIP services in the country. The source revealed that Malacañang wants government, particularly through the Telephone Office (Telof), to offer this relatively new technology as a cheap public telephone service, targeting relatives of overseas Filipino workers making frequent calls abroad." [Read the Full Article]
Hmmm... more people will flock to internet cafes? Or will relatives just use their cellphones to text their relatives abroad? Abangan...
[ First posted on 01/29/2004 by Manuel Viloria ]
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