The Advanced Science and Technology Institute (ASTI) has recently acquired the services of local Telecommunications provider Bell Telecommunication Philippines Inc. (BellTel) to provide broadband leased line connectivity to the National Library, Pagasa, and the House of Representatives. ASTI’s broadband network will distribute Internet connectivity to these agencies to augment their current bandwidth as well as enable inter-agency connectivity and improve access to knowledge bases.
According to Dennis Villorente, ASTI Director; “These broadband links will greatly improve information access for these agencies, such as the National Library’s digital archives and the House of Representatives’ legislative database. “ These broadband links are all part of the Philippine Research, Education & Government Information Network (PREGINET) that is spearheaded by the Advanced Science and Technology Institute (ASTI).
The Advanced Science and Technology Institute is the research and development arm of the Department of Science and Technology tasked to be on the forefront of scientific research and development in the advanced fields of Information, Communications Technology and Microelectronics.
BellTel is one of the country’s newest telecommunications carriers providing next-generation communication and connectivity services and solutions to the country’s businesses, government institutions and residential customers Further information about BellTel is available at www.belltel.ph.