Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Top Stories

Editor's Pick

DICT plans to build 178,000 cell towers to serve 89M internet users by 2025

THE DEPARTMENT of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) on Wednesday said that it aims to build enough cell towers to serve the needs of 89 million internet users by 2025 after a senator noted the need to improve efficiency by achieving the ideal ratio.

During the interpellation of the department’s proposed 2022 budget, Minority Leader Franklin M. Drilon and DICT representatives calculated that 178,000 cell towers are needed nationwide to reach goals set by the National Telecommunications Commission.

The DICT said there are currently 25,213 government-funded cell towers nationwide, which cater to roughly 3,500 users per site when the ideal is 500.

“The ideal ratio is 500 users per cell site if it is simultaneously used,” said Senator Ronald M. dela Rosa, who was speaking for the DICT officials during Wednesday’s plenary session.

He noted, however, that the number provided was only for the large towers and does not include the estimated 127,000 smaller towers under DICT.

DICT assured that the goal in the next four years is achievable given improved conditions and policies for infrastructure rollout. — Alyssa Nicole O. Tan

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You May Also Like

Editor's Pick

The Board of Investments (BoI) has cleared Sinoma Energy Conservation (Cebu) Waste Heat Recovery Co. Inc. to serve as the operator of a 4.5-megawatt...


In the wake of Covid-19, people are working harder than ever. While many of us thought productivity may dip when we started working from...


Few individuals can resist the temptation to try before they buy; therefore, it was only a matter of time until online casinos realized this...


At a time when the world is battling to get through the dreaded coronavirus pandemic, protective face masks have come out to be the...

Disclaimer:, its managers, its employees, and assigns (collectively “The Company”) do not make any guarantee or warranty about what is advertised above. Information provided by this website is for research purposes only and should not be considered as personalized financial advice.
The Company is not affiliated with, nor does it receive compensation from, any specific security. The Company is not registered or licensed by any governing body in any jurisdiction to give investing advice or provide investment recommendation. Any investments recommended here should be taken into consideration only after consulting with your investment advisor and after reviewing the prospectus or financial statements of the company.

Copyright © 2022 Secrets Of Richdads. All Rights Reserved.