The US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA), and NOW Telecom Company, Inc. partnered to deploy a nationwide stand-alone 5G mobile and fixed wireless network in the Philippines, the local telco disclosed Friday, January 13.
The partners signed a Letter of Intent at the 5th Annual Indo-Pacific Business Forum (IPBF) in Tokyo, Japan.
From left to right, standing, Gaurav Korde, Regional Partner, Bell Labs Consulting APJ; Guillaume Mascot,Head of Government Affairs APJ Nokia; Verinda Fike, USTDA Regional Director, Indo-Pacific; Atty. Ferdinand Michael Marcos Manotoc, NOW Legal Counsel and Managing Partner of Marcos Law; Francis Xavier L. Manglapus, NOW Corp Vice-Chairman; Engr. Rene L. Rosales, NOW Telecom President and COO; Kristian Noel A. Pura, NOW Telecom Director.
The business forum promotes trade, investment and economic cooperation between the United States and Indo-Pacific nations, including the Philippines.
The TA will provide NOW Telecom with the necessary analysis, designs and plans for the phased implementation of its project.
SOURCE: MANILA BULLETINN