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It still takes 25 permits and 8 months to build one cell site in PH in 2020

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First world internet? It is In an ideal world, it is the scenario that nearly every Filipino wants. However, that is not the case.
It still takes 25 permits and 8 months to build one cell site in PH in 2020
Imagine if our government will help our local telcos build cell towers in a shorter period of time

25 permits and 8 months to build just one cell site

One of the challenges that need to be fixed is the speed at which cell site permits are processed in the Philippines. Why? A lot of cell sites are needed to cover the estimated 109.5 million Filipinos nationwide in 7,641 islands.

Related: Globe CEO urges President Duturte to help telcos get permits faster, the government positively responds

In 2017, the DICT (Department of Information and Communications Technology) claimed that it aims to cut the red tape to expedite improvement in Philippine telecoms.

However, it still takes 25 permits and 8 months just to build one cell site in 2020—the same amount of permits and time needed when we first reported this issue back in 2016.

Report: A single cell site in the Philippines is being shared by more than 4,000 people

Often, we complain a lot about slow internet, but have we ever taken a look at the speed at which our government supports telco infrastructure builds?

Let's imagine how much faster our internet speed can go if permitting and bureaucracy is out of the picture.

See also: 5G technology health risks debunked

What do you guys think?

Sources: Ookla, PNA
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