VoIP bill nears approval

7 Apr 2006

A House-sponsored bill proposing the deregulation of voice-over-IP (VoIP) services in the Philippines is nearing approval, having passed its second reading in the House of Representatives. The third reading is ‘just ministerial’ and should lead to the adoption of a consolidated law on the matter. In 2005 several measures were proposed to deregulate the market – including House Bills 3476 and 3644 – designed to open commercial VoIP to non-telecommunications companies.