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DITO Telecommunity close to hitting one million subscribers, expands to 23 more areas

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DITO Telecommunity continues to gain popularity among Filipino mobile users as its subscriber base is now close to reaching one million, an executive said Friday.
DITO Telecommunity close to hitting one million subscribers
File photo: DITO SIM card

Third telco player grows subscriber base in just three months

Adel Tamano, DITO chief administrative officer, said the company is "very close" to hitting the one-million mark, just three months after its commercial launch in the Philippine market in March.

DITO has 890,000 subscribers, as of June 10.

DITO chief technology officer Rodolfo Santiago said this should be seen as a "very high number" considering that the group remains at its early stage of commercial service.

Tamano is confident the new player, supported by Davao-based businessman Dennis Uy and China Telecommunications, could hit the feat "soon".

We've done it in the time of COVID. [We face] lockdowns when we do launch, build our network, and hit one million in three months, Tamano said.

According to Santiago, DITO will be "more aggressive" later this year. It already lighted up 3,000 towers across the country.

We try our best to provide better services compared to our competitors, Santiago said.

Santiago said DITO is in more than 37-percent population coverage now. The group is also set to meet its second technical audit in July.


Starting tomorrow, DITO's mobile services will be enjoyed in more areas in the Philippines.

The 23 new areas are as follows:

  • Dagupan City and Manaoag in Pangasinan
  • Magalang in Pampanga
  • Pandi in Bulacan
  • La Paz Tarlac
  • Calauan and Victoria Laguna
  • Taysan and Balete in Batangas
  • Bacolod City and Pulupandan Negros Occidental
  • Moalboal, Bogo, San Remigio, Sogod, Alcantara, Santander, Ginatilan in Cebu
  • Kidapawan City and Makilala in North Cotabato
  • Santa Cruz and Bansalan in Davao del Sur
  • Malybalay City in Bukidnon

Santiago said the group is targeting to be present in 146 areas by end-June.

We ask our subscribers to please not expect 100 percent coverage yet. There are of course isolated areas in the covered cities and municipalities that may experience intermittent service as we ramp up optimization of our network, Santiago said.


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