The Philippines can harvest the dividends of high-speed connectivity if private and public sector players join forces.
Countries that invest in high-speed connectivity correlates to a higher quality of life for its citizenry. Among the benefits include increased transparency, efficiency, and improved delivery of services.
Despite the Philippines being an early adopter of technologies, it lags behind its peers when it comes to implementing broadband and reaping its benefits. A key reason is cost—telecommunications operators often cannot recoup costly investments from subscriber revenues alone. As a result, many countries have partnered with the private-sector, with models adapting to the local context and their unique broadband aspirations.
Broadband is increasing in importance and will soon become a basic need. The Philippines can rapidly improve its broadband delivery by adopting an integrated approach to the sector.
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