Dito coming to NCR next week

Richmond Mercurio - The Philippine Star

MANILA, Philippines — Third telco player Dito Telecommunity Corp. will make its services available to the National Capital Region starting next week, a little over two months since its official launch.

Dito said it would introduce to NCR “faster and better internet connectivity” by May 17.

“We’re excited to celebrate our NCR launch with you as we weave together fast and reliable internet connections for the Filipino people,” the company said.

“After our official launch last March 8, we are excited to expand our services to NCR and continue our mission of elevating the industry as the country’s third major telco player,” it said.

Dito launched its network commercially last March 8 in 15 selected cities in Visayas and Mindanao.

Last April 16, it announced the inclusion of 21 more cities in its service coverage, which also marked its entry in Luzon.

On May 1, it further expanded its services to 15 more cities, majority of which are in Luzon.

Dito, owned by the group of Davao-based businessman Dennis Uy and state owned China Telecommunications, was mandated to deliver its commitments of 37.03 percent national population coverage with a minimum average broadband speed of 27 Mbps in its first year of operation.

The new telco player is targeting to capture 30 percent of the market “as soon as possible.”

Dito chief technology officer Rodolfo Santiago earlier said this could be easily achieved once its population coverage reaches 84 percent or higher.

“By that time, our population coverage will be at par, if not better, than the incumbents and we will be fighting toe-to-toe on market share. We’re not contemplating on achieving that commitment of 84 percent in five years. We want to achieve that very early on,” Santiago said.


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