DICT Establishes Connectivity Index Rating with Telcos

The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), through Secretary Ivan John E. Uy, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with major telecommunications companies to establish a standardized Connectivity Index Rating in the Philippines.


The MOU seeks to provide a nationwide benchmark for internet quality. will assess a range of parameters including speed, accessibility, availability, and security of internet services. On the part of businesses and public institutions, the Index will allow them to optimize their connectivity requirements based on the volume of user-traffic that they accommodate in their area. It will also push businesses to innovate and invest in quality connectivity solutions that will, among others, increase brand recognition and expand their customer base. For consumers, it will provide them with clear insight into the connectivity performance of different establishments.


Overall, the Index is aligned with the directive of President Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr. to accelerate the digital transformation of the country by raising awareness on the availability, quality, and consistency of internet connectivity in buildings used for public purposes.


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