FAQS

Licensing

What are the permits issued by NTC to importers?

Certificate of exemption
Import Permit
Release Clearance

What is the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) ?

NTC is a sole body that exercises jurisdiction over the supervision, adjudication and control over all telecommunications services in the Philippines.

What law governs the regulations of radio stations and radio communications in the Philippines ?

Republic Act No. 3846 as amended also known as "Radio Control Law".

What are NTC regulated equipment?

  • A) Customer Premises Equipment - is an equipment located in the premises of a customer or subscriber, for connection to public telecommunications network facilities.
  • B) Radio Communication Equipment (RCE) a device capable of emitting radio frequency waves or energy intended for transmission of signals, messages or intelligence.

What law governs Customer Premises Equipment?

By virtue of Memorandum Circular No. 1-04-88.

What law governs the issuance of permits to purchase, possess, construct, sell or transfer and operation of radio communication equipment?

By virtue of Sect 1A of R.A. No. 3846 as amended and Department Order No. 11.

What law governs the Manufacture, Acquisition, Sale and Service of Radio Communication Equipment?

By virtue of Memorandum Circular No. 2-05-88.

What law governs Amateurism?

Memorandum Circular No. 03-08-2012 (Revised Amateur Regulations).

What law governs Lifetime Amateur Radio Station License?

Memorandum Circular No. 07-04-84.

What law governs Radio Operators?

Department Order No. 5 to with "RULES AND REGULATIONS GOVERNING COMMERCIAL RADIO OPERATORS".

What law affirms the imposition of surcharge for late filing of applications for renewal of licenses and permits?

Memorandum Circular No. 17 (Radio Control Office Oct. 30, 1972).

Miscellaneous

What is Interconnection?

Interconnection, as defined by Republic Act 7925 is the linkage, by wire, radio, satellite or other means, of two or more existing telecommunications carriers or operators with one another for the purpose of allowing or enabling the subscribers of one carrier or operator to access or reach the subscribers of the other carriers or operators.

Is voice over internet allowed by the NTC?

It is not prohibited. However, it should follow rules on voice service. Please contact the NTC for further clarification.

What is convergence?

The November 2000 Report: Incremental Change or step Function Gain? Positioning the Philippines' Communications sector in the Emerging WTO Environment by Cutler and Company defines convergence as; the progressive integration of the value chains of the information and content industries- telecommunications, posts multimedia, electronic commerce, broadcasting, information technology, and publishing industries into a single value chain based on the common use of distributed.