NTC to Telecom Operators: Prepare for Increased Internet Traffic During the Christmas Season

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MANILA, Philippines – The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) has advised public telecommunications entities and Internet service providers to prepare for an increase in Internet traffic this Christmas season.

In a memorandum dated Friday but released to the media on Sunday, CNT commissioner Gamaliel Cordoba noted that internet traffic is expected to increase during the holidays.

Cordoba also mentioned a previous statement from the Health Ministry calling for Christmas parties to be held virtually due to the threat of the COVID-19 variant Omicron.

“During the period from December 17, 2021 to January 7, 2022, please observe an increased level of emergency preparedness to ensure minimum disruption and downtime by strictly adhering to prescribed service performance standards at all times. “the NTC official told telecom entities and Internet service providers. .

“You are hereby invited to speed up your maintenance efforts, increase Internet / broadband capacity, and ensure that business continuity and disaster recovery protocols are in place and functioning, 24/7. 7 ”, he added.

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