DITO Telecommunity has conducted a national roll-out of its network and is already ready.
However, commercial activities of DITO beginning March 8 shall be in key areas in Visayas and Mindanao and will eventually make its way to the rest of the country (located within, of course, the more than 37% population coverage) in just a couple of months.
Further to our Kapihan last Tuesday, February 23, 2021 DITO services shall be made available starting March 8, 2021, in the following areas:
- Cebu City
- San Fernando
- Davao City
DITO releases initial areas covered by commercial launch on March 8
Last week, the country’s largest integrated telecommunications company PLDT and telco newcomer DITO have recently entered into an agreement for the construction of a transmission facility that will serve as the point of interconnection for their subscribers.
Under the agreement, PLDT will establish and manage the interconnection facility that will operate as the primary physical interface for both companies.
PLDT Chief Revenue Officer and Smart Communications President and CEO Al Panillo emphasized how “it is important for us that we establish this interconnection capability between PLDT-Smart and the customers of DITO as mandated by the NTC, and principally to make sure that our customers are able to communicate.”
“During this pandemic, technology has been a lifeline for our customers so we want to make sure that our connectivity is solid in helping our fellow Filipinos and the entire nation during these critical times. We thank DITO for this partnership and I am looking forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship,” said PLDT chief revenue officer and Smart Communications president and CEO Al Panlilio.
The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) earlier said DITO passed its first technical audit after it logged a minimum broadband speed of 507.5 Mbps for its 5G service, and 85.9 Mbps minimum speed for its 4G service.
NTC added its mobile internet speeds reached 102.4 Mbps for 4G and 769.1 Mbps for 5G near base stations. At the middle point, 4G speed was recorded at 91.2 Mbps while 5G was at 437.1 Mbps.