Archive for February 28, 2012

The Senate approved on third and final reading this morning a bill seeking to establish the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), a government agency that will focus on the growth and development of the information and communications technology (ICT) sector in the country.

Senate Bill No. 50 otherwise known as the DICT Act of 2010, was approved with 12 affirmative votes, no negative votes and no abstention. Sen. Edgardo J. Angara was principal author of the bill with Senators Loren Legarda and Manuel Villar as co-sponsors.

Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart), one of the leaders in wireless communication in the country has gathered the media people to showcase the latest happenings, and the freshest and upcoming services of the company with the event hailed as the Smart Innovations Night.

One of the best things that Smart has announced is its partnership with the world’s largest mobile service providers and manufacturers forming the Wholesale Applications Community (WAC) in order to promote open standard web technologies that will allow the proliferation of software and services in a fragmented mobile market.