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The Philippine Islands became a Spanish colony during the 16th century; they were ceded to the US in 1898 following the Spanish-American War. In 1935 the Philippines became a self-governing commonwealth. The Philippine economy grew at its fastest pace in three decades in 2007 with real GDP growth exceeding 7%, but growth slowed to 3.8% in 2008 as a result of the world financial crisis. High government spending, a relatively small trade sector, a resilient service sector, and large remittances from the four- to five-million Filipinos who work abroad have helped cushion the economy from the current financial crisis.

  • Population: 97,976,603 (2009 est.)
  • Telephone main lines: 3.905 million (2009)
  • Mobile telephone subscribers: 68.102 million (2009)
  • Internet hosts: 283,607 million (2009)
  • Internet users: 5.618 million (2008)
  • Digital leased line interface type: E1
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Telecommunications equipment is communications or networking equipment with interface(s) to public network or wide area network (WAN) services. Common telecom network interfaces include T1/E1, ISDN BRI, ISDN PRI, ADSL, serial and analogue PSTN.

Compliance International can help you understand how the following approval requirements apply to your telecom equipment products:

NTC Type Approval

The Philippines' National Telecommunication Commission issues certification of telecom equipment to be connected to public network services. Mobile telephones also require type approval. Certification of some equipment types requires testing at the incumbent telecom carrier laboratories, while for other categories approval is based on review of foreign standard test reports.

Compliance International can help you complete NTC type approval with our turnkey service that includes building the complete technical application, engineering test support where necessary, negotiating with regulatory officials and end-to-end management of the application process.

Wireless and radio equipment covers any device with a radio transmitter. This includes mobile (GSM or CDMA) handsets, wireless LAN (WLAN) equipment such as Wi-Fi devices, Bluetooth devices, Zigbee devices, WiMAX devices, RFID equipment, contactless card readers, and a whole host of other products that incorporate some kind of RF transmitter.

Compliance International can help you understand how the following approval requirements apply to your wireless and radio equipment products:

NTC Type Approval

The Philippines' National Telecommunication Commission issues certification of telecom equipment to be connected to public network services. Mobile telephones also require type approval. Certification of some equipment types requires testing at the incumbent telecom carrier laboratories, while for other categories approval is based on review of foreign standard test reports.

Compliance International can help you complete NTC type approval with our turnkey service that includes building the complete technical application, engineering test support where necessary, negotiating with regulatory officials and end-to-end management of the application process.

NTC Type Acceptance

The Philippines' National Telecommunication Commission issues type acceptance of low power radio devices. Certification is based on review of foreign standard test reports.

Compliance International can help you complete NTC type acceptance with our turnkey service that includes building the complete technical application, negotiating with regulatory officials and end-to-end management of the application process.

Non-telecom ITE is any information technology equipment -- essentially any device with a microprocessor -- that has no telecommunications or radio interface. This includes products such as computer printers and monitors, as well as many types of local area network (LAN) equipment.

Compliance International can help you understand how the following approval requirements apply to your ITE products: