Cebu City allocates P80-million to eradicate cellphone ‘dead spots’

Cebu City allocates P80-million to eradicate cellphone ‘dead spots’

By Junex Doronio
January 18, 2023

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CEBU CITY — In line with the Singapore-like city vision of Mayor Mike Rama, the Cebu City Government through the Management Information and Computer System (Mics) has allocated P80 million to install a next-generation network (NGN) in strategic locations in every barangay.

City Councilor Edgardo “Jaypee” Labella II, committee on information and communication technology chairman, disclosed that they intend to eradicate “dead spots,” especially in mountain barangays.

Dead spot usually refers to an area “in which radio or cell phone signals are weak and their reception poor.”

Labella said with the installation of NGN, cell phone signal and mobile data will be improved in the city’s 80 barangays.

He added that the City Government will soon conduct public bidding for the project, adding that they hope to implement the NGN project in the second quarter of this year. (ai/mtvn)

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