As reported by INQ7: Arroyo instructs CICT to push VoIP use in gov’t. According to the new CICT (Commission on ICT) chairman, Ramon Sales, PGMA told him to convert the Philippine government’s telecom infrastructure to VoIP.
Is this possible? I believe they want to do it up to the barangay level.
Will they actually save? Voice over IP is best known for saving on international calls. What is the profile of government phone usage?
How will the telecoms companies like Globe and Smart benefit?
Update: William Yu reports his first-hand experience at the PICS meeting.