PH taking steps so 3rd telco won’t undermine nat’l security — Lorenzana
Amid concerns on the entry of a Chinese state-owned telecommunication company as part of the Philippine’s third telco consortium, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said Wednesday the government is taking measures to ensure that national security will not be compromised.
While they are addressing the concerns, the Department of National Defense (DND) chief declined to elaborate the steps they are taking.
“I think we were assured by the DICT (Department of Information and Communications Technology) involved in processing the entry of telco, they are aware of that,” he told reporters in a press briefing.
“They are ensuring that the security of the nation is preserved,” he added.
China Telecom partnered with Davao-based tycoon Dennis Uy’s Udenna Corp., and bagged the 3rd major telecommunications slot that is being seen to break the PLDT and Globe duopoly of the industry and bring better services to consumers.
The Filipino-Chinese consortium Mislatel, promises to deliver a minimum speed of 27 Megabits per second (Mbps) on its first year and 55 Mbps on its second year.
It bagged the third telco player slot after its two rivals PT&T and Sear Telecom were disqualified early this month. /kga
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