By Jezza A. Nepomoceno
The Iloilo provincial government recently implemented the Information Communication Technology Management Office (ICTMO) as a means of cutting telephone costs.
ICTMO Chief Salvacion Sibonga said the adoption of the telephone system, known as private branch exchange (PBX), is a cost-cutting measure that maximizes the use of fiber optic structured cabling systems.
“In other words, we will forgo of some of our direct telephone lines and use the internet to exchange calls instead,” he explained.
PBX allows the Capitol to maintain up to 300 lines for a subscription fee of P30,000 a month, or P360,000 a year. Currently, their 83 telephone lines cost around P145,000 a month, or P1.7 million a year.
The Capitol’s trunkline numbers and new local directory will be made public after equipment and software are delivered and installed, scheduled for May of this year./WDJ