MTPO rural telecoms project – Philippines

countries: Philippines
key-subject: rural telecommunications development, roll-out strategy
client-type: government

Intelecon consultants have undertaken various aspects of the conceptual and detailed design of the Government’s Municipal Telecommunications Planning Office (MTPO) telecommunications roll-out programme to rural communities, which was financially sponsored by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).

This project contained several characteristics which are unfortunately sometimes endemic to aid financed projects and has needed considerable improvement in order to provide telephone service in an efficient and commercially viable manner. At an advanced stage, Intelecon provided a consultant to work within the MTPO office to help prepare for the next phase, and to assist with creating better prospects for successful commercialisation.