CA again upholds NTC decision on 3G licences, report says

20 Mar 2013

The Court of Appeals (CA) in the Philippines has once again upheld the decision of the telecoms regulator, the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC), concerning the award of 3G mobile licences in December 2005. According to a report from ABS-CBNnews, the motion for reconsideration filed by Multimedia Telephony Inc, which laid a claim on the fifth and final 3G concession, was denied by the appellate court in a seven-page resolution submitted by Associate Justice Sesinando Villon. The court had already thrown out Multimedia Telephony’s earlier petition in June 2011. In his latest judgment, Associate Justice Villon stated: ‘Wherefore, in light of the foregoing, petitioner’s motion for reconsideration assailing the decision dated 13 June 2011 is hereby denied for lack of merit’. The CA then went on to say that in its opinion, the NTC’s process was ‘reasonable’ and that the watchdog can grant the said 3G frequencies though ‘its own set of standards’.

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