PH telecoms: Towards greater foreign control (IBON Facts & Figures excerpt)

March 15, 2018

by IBON Foundation

Government should play a central role in the telecoms industry through nationalization and reversal of privatization, deregulation, and liberalization of the sector. Basic principles may include but are not limited to ensuring telecoms services with affordable rates for the working people, including free Internet, and that serves the needs of national economic development; promoting public ownership and control through state corporations of telecoms service providers while maximizing private investments and know-how through joint ventures when necessary but under effective state regulation; and promoting the full and effective participation of consumers in planning and management of telecommunications services such as in the setting of rates and other matters related to service provision.– IBON Facts and Figures/ Dec 2017/ IBON Bookshop #BetterDigitalWorld