USTP turns over NTC-EDGE during NTC SIM Registration kick-off ceremony

By Eric Vincent A. Dotarot, USTP System STRATCOMM

The National Telecommunications Commission Region 10 (NTC 10) kicked off the Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) registration on December 27, 2022, heeding the newly signed Republic Act No. 11934, otherwise known as the Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) Registration Act. The ceremony was held at the NTC 10 regional office and was attended by local media stations as well as participating telecommunications providers.

Engr. Vixter Abaday introduced the Act, which was later followed by an open forum prompting for clarifications regarding the SIM registration. Atty. Charisma Eden Canios-Oyangoren, one of the focal persons of NTC 10, actively answered the attending participants’ queries.

Engr. Vixter Abaday explains the Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) Registration Act.

 Atty. Charisma Eden Canios-Oyangoren formally opens the activity.

The National Telecommunications Commission Electronic Data Governance and Evaluation (NTC-EDGE) System, a collaborative project between NTC 10 and the University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines (USTP), was also launched and turned over during the event.

The NTC-EDGE signing and turnover between USTP and NTC Region 10.

NTC-EDGE is an app that allows users to access all services by the National Telecommunications Commission. It enables users to apply and request for licenses, permits, certifications, and complaints in a shorter time, with lesser cost, and increased efficiency.

Engr. Ulrich Lee F. Uy, MSIT, introduces NTC-EDGE to the attendees.

With the app, citizens no longer need to travel to designated NTC offices, cutting the cost and time needed to avail of such services. NTC-EDGE is also a cheaper alternative to current similar online platforms. It is envisioned that the app could be the solution to the current problems of in-person accessing government services, bringing such services to the citizen’s homes.

The University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines NCT-EDGE development team.

The NTC-funded project was developed by USTP, which is the university’s contribution rooted in one of its goals: to be recognized as a leading science and technology university through solving industry problems. The kiosks and equipment will be essential in helping communities, especially those who are from far-flung barangays, conveniently submit applications and requests for NTC-related services online.

An attendee navigating the NTC-EDGE interface.

NTC 10 concluded the ceremony by urging the participants to register their SIM cards and try the NTC-EDGE interface.