Third telco bid submissions moved to May 24

Warren de Guzman, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Feb 27 2018 02:01 PM

MANILA - The government will accept bids for the establishment of a third telecommunications company on May 24, pushing back its target by nearly 2 months, officials said Tuesday.

The Department of Information and Communications Technology, during a public consultation, scrapped the first draft of selection rules.

The new rules will focus on the quality and scope of the service that the challenger to PLDT Inc and Globe Telecom will provide, said DICT officer in charge Eliseo Rio.

Rio said he hoped the new terms of reference would be published next week.

The draft of the government's policy to tap a separate player to build and operate cellular towers for common use will be released in March instead of this month, said Presidential Adviser on Economic Affairs and Information Technology Communications RJ Jacinto.