Increasing affordability of smartphones has been propelling the strong growth of the sector in the Philippines, rendering the country one of the fastest growing smartphone markets in the emerging South-East Asia region.
The Codetoki team – with an app that allows IT graduates in the Philippines to increase their chances of employment – was recently proclaimed winner of the Ideas portion of the 1st Ideas & Apps Challenge, a competition initiated by US-based AppBridge in partnership with Globe Telecom and its wholly-owned subsidiary, start-up incubator Kickstart Ventures in the Philippines.
A new Philippines legislative measure is proposing that the unauthorized access of network and phone records information of a subscriber be declared as a punishable criminal act.
The Philippines Government recently rolled out a US$11 million initiative called the Integrated Government Philippine Project or iGovPhil, its biggest ICT project since President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino assumed power in 2010.
The Philippines Government has embarked on a project to tap unused “white space” frequencies in between TV channels to deliver broadband connection, particularly in rural areas.
A bicameral committee in the Philippines has cleared the Data Privacy Act just before Congress ended its formal session recently, but only after some contentious provisions were revised in the bill.