3rd telco se­lec­tion process a go

Sun Star Bacolod - - Business -

THE open­ing of bids for the third telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions player will push through as sched­uled on Wed­nes­day, Novem­ber 7, fol­low­ing the court’s re­jec­tion of a bid to stop the se­lec­tion process, the Na­tional Telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions Com­mis­sion (NTC) said.

The Manila Re­gional Trial Court Branch 42 on Mon­day, Novem­ber 5, de­nied the re­quest of wire­less telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions op­er­a­tor Now Tele­com Com­pany In­cor­po­rated for an or­der to stop the se­lec­tion process and ex­clude the 140 MHZ ra­dio fre­quency from the bid­ding.

Now Tele­com had filed a pe­ti­tion for a pre­lim­i­nary in­junc­tion in court on the fol­low­ing grounds: it holds the leg­isla­tive fran­chise that gives it the right to broad­cast over the air­waves; it was granted a Cel­lu­lar Mo­bile Tele­phony Sys­tem (CMTS) li­cense to a ra­dio fre­quency as­sign­ment; and it was found by the NTC to be “best qual­i­fied” to be as­signed the 140-MHZ ra­dio fre­quency.

Now Tele­com was given un­til Novem­ber 16 to file its an­swer to the court or­der, a copy of which was fur­nished Sunstar Philip­pines on Tues­day, Novem­ber 5./Sunstar Philip­pines

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