DICT launches national broadband tower in Marinduque


Information and Technology Secretary Ivan Uy has spearheaded the Free Wi-Fi for All Ceremonial Launching and National Broadband Plan Ground Breaking Ceremony in Marinduque.

The DICT – Region IV-B (MIMAROPA) led the ceremony in Boac, Marinduque where DICT is set to activate a new tower under the National Broadband Program (NBP) – also known as Broadband ng Masa.

The DICT said it “continues to improve its connectivity efforts as it rolls out in remote areas to ensure that Filipinos can have access to quality internet, which will be instrumental for SIM Registration.”

“Through the Broadband ng Masa initiative, more Filipinos will have access to ICT services that will give them opportunities for growth and development, and enable them to participate in the progressive digital economy,” Uy said.

The DICT also reported that SIM Registration has been completed for 28,371,192 SIMs as of February2, 2023, 11:59 PM.

Based on records provided by the public telecommunication entities (PTEs), the total number is 16.79% of the 168,977,773 million subscribers nationwide.

Smart Communications Inc. reported a total of 14,569,983 SIMs registered, which is 21.43% of Smart’s 67,995,734 subscribers. Globe Telecom Inc. recorded 11,564,977 registered — 13.16% of its 87,873,936 subscribers. Meanwhile, DITO Telecommunity Corp. reported a total of 2,236,232 SIMs registered or 17.06% of its 13,108,103 subscribers.

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