Amid the growing number of concerns from independent tower companies (ITCs), the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) vowed to review and streamline the government processes in the connectivity infrastructure deployment in the country.
Emmanuel Rey R. Caintic, the acting ICT chief, said in a public consultation at Pasig City that they would establish a technical working group that would be responsible for identifying and collecting issues raised by ITCs and forward them to relevant national government agencies and local government units.
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In addition, Sec. Caintic assigned regional DICT offices to watch over tower constructions within their jurisdiction and ensure compliance with building code and documentary requirements. Addressing the ITCs, he also recommended utilizing Tower Watch, a monitoring system for the country’s ICT infrastructure.
Other concerns discussed during the consultation include the debunking of cell sites as supposed health hazards and creating an automated review process for tower construction-related transactions in the government.