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DEPARTMENT ISSUANCES

Department Order No. 003

WHEREAS, the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC), as an attached agency of the DICT,
is responsible for the review of radio Spectrum allocation arid assignment in the interest of public
service, to keep pace with the development In the wireless technology with the end in view of
ensuring wider access to the limited radio spectrum and the use of cost effective technology.

Connect to MEMORANDUM CIRCULAR NO. 20-12-92 Section 3 b and c, 4.2 (frequencies)

b. A nationwide CMTS must cover as least 80% of all provincial capitals in the Philippines including
all chartered cities within a period of seven (7) years.

c. A regional CMTS must cover at least 80% of all provincial capitals within the region including all
chartered cities therein within a period of five (5) years.

2. The following frequency bands shall be allocated to the CMTS in accordance with the
international norms of frequency allocation:

a. 824-849 MHZ b. 890- 915 MHZ

869-890 MHZ 935- 960 MHZ

PRESIDENTIAL ISSUANCE
E.O. 546 series of 1979

SEC. 13. Bureau of Telecommunications. – The Bureau of Telecommunications shall continue to be


responsible for providing telecommunications facilities, including telephone systems for
government offices; providing communications services for purposes of augmenting limited or
inadequate existing similar private communication services; extending communications in areas
where no such services are available; and assisting the private sector engaged in
telecommunications services by providing and maintaining backbone telecommunication networks.

Connect to Department Order No. 003

WHEREAS, the National Telecommunications Commission (Nit), as an attached agency of the DICT,
is responsible for the review of radio Spectrum allocation arid assignment in the interest of public
service, to keep pace with the development In the wireless technology with the end in view of
ensuring wider access to the limited radio spectrum and the use of cost effective technology.

Connect to MEMORANDUM CIRCULAR NO. 20-12-92 Section 3 b and c


b. A nationwide CMTS must cover as least 80% of all provincial capitals in the Philippines including
all chartered cities within a period of seven (7) years.

c. A regional CMTS must cover at least 80% of all provincial capitals within the region including all
chartered cities therein within a period of five (5) years.

LEGISLATIVE ENACTMENT
RA 7925 ARTICLE II, Section 4.b

Declaration of National Policy. - Telecommunications is essential to the economic development,


integrity and security of the Philippines, and as such shall be developed and administered as to
safeguard, enrich and strength the economic, cultural, social and political fabric of the Philippines.
(b) The expansion of the telecommunications network shall give priority to improving and
extending basic services to areas not yet served. For this purpose, government shall promote a fair,
efficient and responsive market to stimulate the growth and development of the
telecommunications facilities and services, with emphasis on the accessibility by persons to basic
services in unserved and underserved areas at affordable rates;

Connect to E.O. 546 series of 1979

SEC. 13. Bureau of Telecommunications. – The Bureau of Telecommunications shall continue to be


responsible for providing telecommunications facilities, including telephone systems for
government offices; providing communications services for purposes of augmenting limited or
inadequate existing similar private communication services; extending communications in areas
where no such services are available; and assisting the private sector engaged in
telecommunications services by providing and maintaining backbone telecommunication networks.

Connect to Department Order No. 003

WHEREAS, the National Telecommunications Commission (Nit), as an attached agency of the DICT,
is responsible for the review of radio Spectrum allocation arid assignment in the interest of public
service, to keep pace with the development In the wireless technology with the end in view of
ensuring wider access to the limited radio spectrum and the use of cost effective technology.

Connect to MEMORANDUM CIRCULAR NO. 20-12-92 Section 3 b and c

b. A nationwide CMTS must cover as least 80% of all provincial capitals in the Philippines including
all chartered cities within a period of seven (7) years.

c. A regional CMTS must cover at least 80% of all provincial capitals within the region including all
chartered cities therein within a period of five (5) years.
CONSTITUTIONAL PROVISION
1987 Philippine Constitution, Article XIV Section12

Section 12. The State shall regulate the transfer and promote the adaptation of technology from all
sources for the national benefit. It shall encourage the widest participation of private groups, local
governments, and community-based organizations in the generation and utilization of science and
technology.

Connect to RA 7925 ARTICLE II, Section 4.b

Declaration of National Policy. - Telecommunications is essential to the economic development,


integrity and security of the Philippines, and as such shall be developed and administered as to
safeguard, enrich and strength the economic, cultural, social and political fabric of the Philippines.
(b) The expansion of the telecommunications network shall give priority to improving and
extending basic services to areas not yet served. For this purpose, government shall promote a fair,
efficient and responsive market to stimulate the growth and development of the
telecommunications facilities and services, with emphasis on the accessibility by persons to basic
services in unserved and underserved areas at affordable rates;

Connect to E.O. 546 series of 1979

SEC. 13. Bureau of Telecommunications. – The Bureau of Telecommunications shall continue to be


responsible for providing telecommunications facilities, including telephone systems for
government offices; providing communications services for purposes of augmenting limited or
inadequate existing similar private communication services; extending communications in areas
where no such services are available; and assisting the private sector engaged in
telecommunications services by providing and maintaining backbone telecommunication networks.

Connect to Department Order No. 003

WHEREAS, the National Telecommunications Commission (Nit), as an attached agency of the DICT,
is responsible for the review of radio Spectrum allocation arid assignment in the interest of public
service, to keep pace with the development In the wireless technology with the end in view of
ensuring wider access to the limited radio spectrum and the use of cost effective technology.

Connect to MEMORANDUM CIRCULAR NO. 20-12-92 SECTION 1 SCOPE AND OBJECTIVES

The government’s desire is to accelerate the introduction and development of cellular mobile
telephone service throughout the century.