Philippine gov't, telcos look to raise VOIP interest

The typical Filipino could very well benefit from voice-over Internet protocol (VOIP). Both the government and service providers are trying to come up with answers to the question of how to make the technology accessible to the public.

The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) believes VOIP will easily trickle down to the masses once citizens are provided access to the Internet.

'That's what we're doing right now, we're coming out with incentive packages but more than incentives we might impose conditions on carriers to compel them to provide broadband connectivity to rural areas through community e-centers (CECs),' said NTC commissioner Ronaldo Solis.