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DICT hopes to name 3rd telco player by Sept.

DICT hopes to name 3rd telco player by Sept......»»

Category: entertainmentSource: pep pepJul 7th, 2018

Bidding for 3rd telco slot in Sept

The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) is poised to issue next week a new set of draft rules outlining the selection criteria for a new major telco player--a campaign pr.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsMay 17th, 2018

DICT Secretary Rio prevails, 3rd telco player auction off the table

MANILA, Philippines– Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) Acting Secretary Eliseo Rio Jr. will not be resigning after all. The oversight committee tasked to release the final terms of reference (TOR) for the so-called 3rd telco player  unanimously agreed on Friday, July 20, that the next player will be chosen ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News4 hr. 42 min. ago

PFF President Nonong Araneta reveals exciting times ahead for Philippine football

Mariano “Nonong” Araneta is pumped up for Philippine football, and it's easy to see why. The Philippine Football Federation president has divulged exciting details of the federation's plans to develop the national training center in the San Lazaro Leisure Park in Carmona, Cavite. Plus the Azkals are also getting ready for a busy few months ahead. Araneta is keen on ramping up the federation's partnership with the Manila Jockey Club in SLLP, where the FIFA Artificial Turf Pitch is situated. Already a training ground for youth national teams and club sides, Araneta says that lighting towers will soon be installed that will permit nighttime play. “We are just waiting for AFC because the lights will be bidded out,” Explains Araneta. “Hopefully they will be installed by the end of the year.” The lights will feature an intensity of 900 lux, more than the accepted 800 lux minimum for televised matches. The lights will complement the hundreds of new seats that have already been put in place around the pitch. But that is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to what the PFF has planned for Carmona. “We have spoken to Manila Jockey Club about transferring our headquarters there,” says Araneta. “We are ready to start the bidding and construction.” The PFF is planning to purchase a 3000 sqm parcel of land within the San Lazaro Leisure Park and build a complex with dormitories, classrooms for coaching and referee courses, and a gym. “The funds are ready, initially we will be getting US$1.5 Million from FIFA,” says Araneta, who says the federation will be selling their current building in Pasig to help fund the move. But Araneta says that another option is available, to buy a different 2000 sqm plot of land beside the artificial pitch that is separate from the 3000 sqm parcel. There a grandstand could be constructed, transforming the pitch into a stadium. The headquarters could then be situated under the seating while the other site houses the dorms, classrooms, and gym. More fields are also in the pipeline in the training center. Araneta says that two artificial turf mini-pitches measuring 40 by 20 meters will be made right beside the main pitch. These will also be lighted and can accommodate recreational play and festival competitions. Incredibly, there will be yet another pitch in the training center, a natural grass regulation field within the Manila Jockey Club's racetrack. “That is for our national teams so that if they are set to play on grass, they can train there,” explains Araneta. The middle of the racetrack already has a grass area where football is played. Manila Jockey Club and PFF have yet to decide if the new grass pitch will be a brand new one or if the current surface will be improved. “We want our activities to be there,” declares Araneta. “We have already had coaching seminars there. Schools can also use our facilities. The pitch is there to be used not to be seen,” he adds with a chuckle. Araneta is a former national team player himself and is also optimistic about the near future with the Azkals. The squad is facing two big tournaments in the coming months: the AFF Suzuki Cup in November and December and their maiden appearance in the AFC Asian Cup in January 2019. Araneta says the Azkals will travel to Bahrain during the September FIFA window to play a Bahraini club side, likely on Sept 7, before tangling with the Bahrain national team on September 11. There will also be a FIFA window in October, and Araneta says the Filipinos can enjoy at least one friendly at home. Araneta hopes that Rizal Memorial will still be available before it gets spruced up in preparation for the country's hosting of the 2019 SEA Games. “Our fans will get to watch our new team,” said the president with evident pride. Crunch time begins in November, with the Azkals in a five-team round-robin group with a new home-and-away format. The Philippines will host Singapore in Bacolod's Panaad Stadium on November 13 before playing either Brunei or Timor Leste away four days later. The two ASEAN minnows will square off in a two-legged qualifying series in September to to determine who makes the group stage. On November 21 the Azkals entertain Thailand in Panaad in what promises to be a mouthwatering contest, before closing their group stage against Indonesia, probably in Jakarta, on November 25. The semis will run from December 1 to 6, with the two-legged finals being held on the 11th and 15th. After a quick Christmas break the team jets off to the Middle East on December 26, where final preparations for the Asian Cup will commence in earnest. There are plans to play in Qatar against either a club team or their national side, and then perhaps a game in Kuwait before the team goes to the United Arab Emirates. The group schedule is as follows: January 7 against Korea Republic in Dubai, January 11 versus China in Abu Dhabi, then January 16 against Kyrgyzstan in Dubai. The top two will advance to the knockout round, but the Philippines can also sneak through as one of the better third-placers. But the senior national team isn't the only competition Pinoy football fans can focus on this year. The boys U15 national team were in action while the U16 girls play in an AFC competition. The U19 men also played in the AFF U19 Championship, where they beat Singapore 2-1. The senior ladies team also notched a win against the Lion City in their AFF tournament. Araneta says the very successful PFF Women's League from last year will be run again, and that the PFF also plans a youth league. Both will be partly funded by FIFA. Of course the Philippines Football League will continue, with a League and Cup phase. The realization of these plans will be one of the achievements of Araneta's presidency. Another will be his membership in the 33-person FIFA Council, which acts as a board of directors of the organization. Araneta was recently in Russia to watch the 2018 FIFA World Cup along with other council members. Araneta is one of six Asians in the FIFA Council, alongside members from China, Malaysia, Korea Republic, Bahrain, and Bangladesh. He is the first Filipino to serve in this level of leadership in FIFA. The Barotac Nuevo, Iloilo native freely explains the benefit the country can enjoy from this connection. According to Araneta “we have firsthand information on funding, and the Philippines is part of the body that will decide on what's best for football.” He says that in the next cycle of FIFA funding he might be able to acquire an additional US$ 2 million for the development of the training center. The PFF President also enjoys the inside track when it comes to acquiring development funds from the Asian Football Confederation, since he also serves as the Chairman of the AFC Finance Committee. “All budgets pass through us. We know the funding, the revenues. We know when to ask for projects. Like the lights in Carmona, that was approved by the AFC development committee,” continues Araneta. But being part of the FIFA Council is not all glitz and glamor, confesses Araneta. He mentioned a recent Council meeting in Bogota, Colombia, that necessitated an arduous 33-hour trip through Europe for a stay that lasted just two days. Sometimes deliberations in FIFA meetings can stretch for as long as six hours. Immediately after the Bogota confab he jetted off to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, for another meeting. “It's no joke,” says Araneta, who is 64 years old. But the former striker and defender has no complaints and reveals his motivation to keep on going at the job. “I went to the Youth Football League. I visited the Allianz National Youth Futsal Invitational. You see the kids playing there, you see kids play everywhere. The enthusiasm of the players is what keeps me going.” - RELEASE.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 18th, 2018

DICT to hasten 3rd telco selection

After presenting a number of formulas and going back and forth three times to the public for consultations, state regulators the other night pledged to hasten its selection process for the country’s third telecom player. DICT to hasten 3rd telco selection After presenting a number of formulas and going back and forth three times to… link: DICT to hasten 3rd telco selection.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJul 13th, 2018

DICT on New Telco Major Player: We Will Move Forward Faster

With stakeholders giving their side on the debate of what Terms of Reference (ToR) for the selection process should be used, the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) is optimistic in moving forward to the next step of facilitating the entry of the new major telco player. The DICT-proposed Highest Committed Level of Service […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJul 11th, 2018

DICT: Choosing 3rd telco player via auction will benefit duopoly, not consumers

Department of Information and Communications Technology Secretary Eliseo Rio, Jr. on Tuesday expressed anew his disapproval of the proposed selection of the country’s third telecommunications player through an auction, which he said would only put consumers at the losing end......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 10th, 2018

DICT ready to fight DOF over preferred selection for 3rd telco

The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) is prepared to fight for its preferred selection method for a third telco player......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 9th, 2018

DICT eyes 3rd telco by September

Barring unforeseen events, the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) should name the country’s third telecommunications player by September after a decisive vote on Friday. “If everything goes well, there are no major setbacks ahead, we can have the third telco by the end of September or early October,” DICT Acting Secretary Eliseo Rio […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJul 8th, 2018

DICT chief: Auction won’t level playing field

The country’s acting Information and Communications secretary has expressed concerns over an auction-based search for a third major telco player — a plan proposed just last week by his own department. “Those who are planning to be part of the contest [will ask], ‘Is this a level playing field?’, ‘Is this not anti-competitive for us?,’” [...] The post DICT chief: Auction won’t level playing field appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJul 5th, 2018

DICT sets minimum bid for 3rd telco at P36.58 B

The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) has released draft rules using auction as the mode for selection of the third telco player with the minimum bid price set at P36.58 billion......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 30th, 2018

Two sets of draft rules for 3rd telco player selection up for public scrutiny

For the selection of a new major telco player, the government has taken the unusual step of releasing a pair of draft rules ahead of the upcoming public consultation process next Friday.   The rules, distinguished by their emphasis on financial muscle on one hand and commitments for better internet speed and coverage on the other, underscored the differing views within the government oversight committee that crafted the said terms of reference (TOR).   The committed level of service TOR was championed by the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) while the rules calling for an auction of the government's unassigned radio frequency assets were...Keep on reading: Two sets of draft rules for 3rd telco player selection up for public scrutiny.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 29th, 2018

New draft rules propose auction of frequencies for 3rd telco player

THE Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) released on Friday another set of draft guidelines for the selection of the third major player in the telecommunications industry, this time proposing an auction of the frequency spectrums......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJun 29th, 2018

Guidelines for New Telco Player to Be Released This Week: DICT

The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) is set to release within this week the draft terms of reference (TOR) for the entry of the much-awaited third player in the local telecommunications industry. This initiative was done in compliance with the directive of President Rodrigo Duterte for the department to implement measures that will […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJun 26th, 2018

DICT looks to name third telco before yearend

THE Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) said the inter-agency committee overseeing the selection of a third telco player will come up with a target timetable for the announcement of the new entrant. The post DICT looks to name third telco before yearend appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJun 10th, 2018

Higher paid-up capital eyed for 3rd telco player

Prospective challengers to the Globe-PLDT duopoly may have to comply with a higher paid-up capital requirement of more than P10 billion, a senior government official said on Friday. Eliseo Rio, officer in charge of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) said the proposed provision would allow the third telco to mount an aggressive [...] The post Higher paid-up capital eyed for 3rd telco player appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJun 9th, 2018

Third telco rules still being finalized

Terms of reference for the selection of a third telco player still haven’t been finalized but preparations for a planned bidding have “gained developments”, the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) said. In a statement released Tuesday evening, the DICT said an oversight committed met on Monday to discuss four key issues: concerns over [...] The post Third telco rules still being finalized appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsMay 30th, 2018

DICT expects to auction cybersecurity plan contract by Sept.

THE Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) said it hopes to bid out by September the contract for the National Cybersecurity Plan (NCSP). The DICT is seeking to sign up an initial batch of government agencies this year for the national cyber intelligence platform, which is a component of the plan. “All agencies must […] The post DICT expects to auction cybersecurity plan contract by Sept. appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 27th, 2018

DICT: New telco player named within the year

The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) expects to name a new telco player within the year instead of an initial self-imposed target of making the announcement before President Duterte’s State of the Nation Address in July as the terms of reference (TOR) for the selection process has yet to be finalized......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 28th, 2018

3rd telco to be named after Duterte’s SONA

Consumers will have to wait a bit longer for an alternative to the PLDT-Globe duopoly but a third telco player will “definitely” be named before the end of the year. Eliseo Rio, officer in charge of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), admitted that a self-imposed deadline of naming the new telco before [...] The post 3rd telco to be named after Duterte’s SONA appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsApr 28th, 2018

Naming 3rd telco player won t happen before SONA – DICT

MANILA, Philippines – The government will not name the country’s 3rd major telecommunications player  before President Rodrigo Duterte delivers his State of the Nation Address (SONA) in July, as the implementing agency is still ironing out the terms for the auction. "The earliest we can do is ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 27th, 2018