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Reforms to boost National ICT Ecosystem
« on: October 11, 2019, 01:04:39 PM »

Reforms to boost national ICT ecosystem pushed

Senator Sherwin Gatchalian cited the World Economic Forum (WEF) 2019 Global Competitiveness Report, revealing that concerns on ICT adoption and macroeconomic stability are the major factors that dragged down the Philippines' global ranking by eight notches to 64th out of 141 economies.

Gatchalian said among the measures that would foster an inclusive, efficient, and competitive business environment in the Philippine include the amendments to the 80-year-old Public Service Act.

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He also pushed for the bill allowing the entry of additional players in the data infrastructure without requiring a congressional franchise by shifting to an Open Access Model in data transmission instead of a single, vertically integrated network.