FRANCHISE GRANTED BY THE CONGRESS OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES (salient provision of RA 11226)
Republic Act 11226 – “This franchise include the right and privilege of cable and wireless operations, such as telephone, mobile, cellular and wired or wireless telecommunications systems, fiber optics, multi-channel transmission distribution system, satellite transmit, receive and other telecommunications systems and their value-added services, control signals, audio and video, information service bureau and other telecommunications systems/technologies as are at present available or be made available through technological/technical advances or innovations in the future, and to purchase any or all of the equipment and materials needed in its operations; and to establish, construct, maintain, operate, own, manage, lease and purchase transmitting and receiving stations, switching stations and gateway facilities, for local and international services, lines, cables or systems as may be convenient to efficiently carry out the purpose of this franchise. The grantee, its successors or assignees, are further authorized to connect and keep connected its telecommunications systems in the Philippines and other countries and territories. The grantee shall be authorized to lease or acquire facilities, channels, or circuits in the pursuance of its business.”
PHILCOMSAT'S Franchise is valid up to March 30, 2044.
PROVISIONAL AUTHORITIES/PERMITS ISSUED by the NATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (NTC)
1. Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) (Domestic and International)
2. International Satellite Carrier (ISC)
3. Value-Added Services (VAS) Provider
4. Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) Service Provider