This New Telco Provider Promises Faster Internet

Mislatel Consortium aims to sign up subscribers as early as October 2019.

(SPOT.ph) The local telecommunications game has long been led by Globe Telecom and PLDT Inc.—but it looks like a new player is ready to join the fray! Mislatel Consortium—which promised to bring us 5G technology when it was officially confirmed by the National Telecommunications Commission in 2018—is set to receive the necessary permits to start operations on July 8, according to GMA News.

"Mabibigyan na sila ng kanilang—'yong [certificate of public convenience and necessity] nila, 'yong permit to operate nila, 'yong authority to operate, at 'yong mga frequency nila by July 8, 'yan ang naka-schedule," said Eliseo Rio, Jr., Acting Secretary of the Department of Information and Communications Technology, in an interview on GMA Super Radyo dzBB. 

The service provider has begun building cell sites and other infrastructure needed to establish their own signal. According to Rio, the company aims to start signing up subscribers as early as October. 

Mislatel Consortium announced in November 2018 its goals of providing Internet service at minimum speeds of 55 Mbps with signals reaching at least 84 percent of the population on its fifth year of operations. For comparison, the Philippines currently has an average speed of 19.55 Mbps for fixed broadband and 15.10 Mbps for mobile, which are both far below the global averages of 59.60 Mpbs and 27.22 respectively, according to the Speedtest Global Index.

Main image from Fancycrave1 - Pixabay.

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