Despite challenges, DITO Tel passes 4th audit
MANILA -DITO Telecommunity (DITO Tel) passed the fourth technical audit by the National Telecommunications Commission, which is in line with its committed levels of service when it was granted the license to operate as the country’s third telecommunications player.
According to the independent audit of its performance, DITO Tel registered a national population coverage of 80.65 percent and minimum average broadband speed of 74.97 megabits per second (Mbps) for 4G and 639.32 Mbps for 5G.
These surpassed the minimum requirement of 80.01-percent coverage and internet speed of 55 Mbps.
The latest technical audit is the second to the last. For the fifth and last year of monitoring, DITO Tel must register 84-percent coverage and a minimum average internet speed of 55 Mbps.
Serving the underserved
“Despite all the challenges that we have faced, we continue to achieve our commitments to [the] government and the Filipino people, to provide affordable, world-class service and to serve the undeserved,” DITO Tel chief administrative officer Adel Tamano said.
“This is wonderful news and [a] testament to how far the network of DITO has grown since we started building our first tower in 2019…,” DITO Tel chief technology officer Rodolfo Santiago added.
DITO Tel is optimistic about its outlook after securing nearly all of its active users who are generating revenues.
After the July 25 deadline and five-day grace period for the SIM card registration, DITO saw 51.72 percent or 7.74 million cards out of 14.96 million registered.
Recently, DITO Tel launched its 5G home Wi-Fi product and postpaid mobile plans.
It also plans to release a product catering to enterprise clients this year.
Earlier this month, parent company DITO CME Holdings Inc. received P2.24 billion worth of fresh equity after Summit Global Ltd., an entity organized and existing under the laws of Cayman Islands, bought an 18.5-percent stake in a subsidiary running its telco business.
DITO CME saw its net loss drop by 79 percent to P3.19 billion in the first half, supported by robust revenue growth and slowdown in expenses.