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Seeking sustained development in the "infrastructure of infrastructures"

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1 Author(s)
J. Trinidad-Lichauco ; Department of Transp. & Commun., Philippines

The growth and expansion of the telecommunications infrastructure has been given impetus through the vision articulated in the Philippines 2000 plan, with the stated goal to attain status as a newly industrialized country by the year 2000. As tangible evidence of the country's commitment to these goals, the government has issued two executive mandates that provide a policy framework and a level playing field for authorized private telecommunication service providers. The first mandate calls for mandatory interconnection of all authorized telecommunication service providers in order to create a universally accessible and fully integrated nationwide telecommunications network. The second mandate calls for the provisioning of local exchange services nationwide.<>

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IEEE Communications Magazine  (Volume:32 ,  Issue: 11 )