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Edu Punay (The Philippine Star) – February 20, 2021 – 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — Cellular web pace (MIS) within the Philippines has improved following the entry of a 3rd telecommunications firm.?

Within the newest Speedtest International Index, the nation’s MIS went up from 22.50 to 25.77 megabits per second (Mbps) to overhaul each Malaysia and Myanmar for the primary time, rating sixth quickest among the many 10 nations in Southeast Asia.

Globally, the nation’s MIS rating improved 10 notches, climbing to 86th place as of January 2021. In the meantime, the Philippines’ fastened broadband pace improved barely from 31.44 to 32.73 Mbps, sixth quickest within the area and one centesimal on the earth.?Singapore nonetheless has the quickest MIS within the area with 66.44 Mbps (twenty second worldwide), adopted by Thailand with 50.00 Mbps (thirty sixth worldwide), Brunei with 36.75 Mbps (56th), Vietnam with 34.68 Mbps (62nd) and Laos with 27.55 Mbps (eightieth).?Myanmar is seventh within the listing with 25.21 Mbps (88th worldwide), adopted by Malaysia with 23.74 Mbps (94th), Cambodia with 19.98 Mbps (106th) and Indonesia with 17.33 Mbps (121st).?United Arab Emirates stays the quickest on the earth at 183.03 Mbps, adopted by South Korea with 171.26 Mbps and Qatar with 170.65 Mbps.?The pace enchancment got here because the nation’s third main telecommunications participant, DITO Telecommunity, is about to begin promoting SIM playing cards to the general public subsequent month.

For Makati Metropolis Rep. Luis Campos Jr., the improved MIS within the nation may very well be a results of political strain exerted by President Duterte on Globe and PLDT-Sensible.

“There’s no query the political strain delivered to bear on telecommunications corporations is beginning to bear fruit,” he mentioned.

Reminder to ISPs?In the meantime, Division of Data and Communications Expertise (DICT) Secretary Gregorio Honasan II reminded telecommunications corporations and web service suppliers (ISPs) of their obligation to adjust to current legal guidelines in opposition to the net sexual exploitation of youngsters.

“The DICT takes the matter of on-line baby sexual exploitation very significantly. We’re intently coordinating with the NTC in exploring measures to stop this and guarantee compliance of telcos and ISPs with the provisions of the regulation,” Honasan mentioned.

Republic Act No. 9775, or the Anti-Baby Pornography Act of 2009, mandates all ISPs to inform the Philippine Nationwide Police or the Nationwide Bureau of Investigation of any type of baby pornography dedicated utilizing its servers or amenities inside seven days upon acquiring information and proof. – Rainier Allan Ronda

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