19 February 2007

But can NTC pull it off?

IN THE Inquirer website today is a news item on the National Telecommunication Commission's (NTC) latest effort to "curb anti-competition practices among local telcos."

Well and good, especially because if realized, the new rules will certainly benefit ordinary consumers at the end of the day.

Pardon me for being skeptical about the NTC's capability to do what it plans to. Last February 6, I emailed and sent them by post my complaint about Globe's vanishing prepaid load. Tomorrow, two weeks will have passed since I did it. But I have yet to get even the basic courtesy of acknowledging receipt of that complaint.

And it purports to bring the Philippines towards ICT leadership in Asia?