Project Milestones

Project milestones

  • 1989 – President Aquino visits Bonn and is promised assistance for the establishment of a rural communications in the Philippines
  • 1990 – Feasibility study conducted by GTZ; Socio-economic survey; Planning workshop with the provincial government and Camiguin community; CAMTECO cooperative founded
  • November 1990 – CAMTECO granted Provincial Franchise by the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Board)
  • April 1991 – CAMTECO registered as a cooperative
  • 1991 – Preparations of tender specifications and international invitation to tender
  • May 1992 – Alcatel-SEL submits tender for project
  • October 1992 – Award of project to Alcatel-SEL on turnkey basis
  • November 1992
    • Detailed field survey
    • Negotiations with government authorities and PLDT inter-connection
    • Negotiations of revenue sharing license
    • Negotiations of right of way, telephone lines, tower and radio location
  • June 1993
    • Start of construction and installation
    • Installation of outside line plant
    • Erection of poles and radio towers
    • Installation of AC/DC power
    • Installation of solar power
    • Installation of microwave links and RURTEL TDMA system
    • Construction of exchange building
    • Training of technicians and linemen
    • Installation of Alcatel 1000 S12 exchange, Public Call Office (PCO) and subscriber lines
  • February 1994 – Commissioning and handover to CAMTECO

Source: Good Connections – Camiguin Rural Communications Project by Alcaltel-SEL

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