Hinimok ni Sen. Win Gatchalian ang Kongreso na gawing prayoridad ang 3 panukalang batas na magbibigay daan para makakuha ng karagdagang Telco player.
Kasunod ito ng talumpati ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte na humihimok sa pagpasok ng pangatlong Telco player sa bansa.
“The enactment of the Lifetime Cellphone Number Act, Open Access in Data Transmission Act, and amendments to the public service act will help ensure that our country’s telecommunications services will be reliable, inexpensive, and secure, in line with President Duterte’s vision.” – Sen. Win Gatchalian
Sa ilalim ng Lifetime Cellphone Number Act, pahihintulutan ng mga Telecommunication companies ang mga subscribers nito na mapanatili ang kanilang numero sakaling magpapalit sila ng providers.
“Gone will be the days of people text-blasting their contacts, ‘please save my new number and delete my old one’.
Every time they switch providers or change their type of service.” – Sen. Win Gatchalian
Sa Open Access in Data Transmission Act , pahihintulutan na may makapasok na isang Telco player na hindi na i-rerequire ng isang congressional franchise.
“What this proposed law will basically do is to level the playing field among Telco service providers.
Which will hopefully entice more new players to come in.” – Sen. Win Gatchalian