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Opensignal: DITO may lose subscribers amid slower mobile data speed vs rivals

Third telco DITO Telecommunity may see its subscriber base shrink as it remains lagging behind competitors in mobile data speed.
DITO may lose subscribers amid slower mobile data speed vs rivals — Opensignal
DITO needs to accelerate network rollout

DITO's mobile speeds have slowed down?

In its latest report on the new entrant's performance, independent mobile analytics specialist Opensignal said DITO's download speeds for the last two months in Metro Manila, Cebu, and Davao were slower than Globe Telecom and PLDT's wireless arm Smart Communications.

Opensignal also said that while subscribers it enticed during the March launch enjoyed fast internet connectivity, the download and upload speeds later slowed.

This, despite the fact that DITO has a small subscriber base. Opensignal added that as more customers start using DITO, network quality gaps may further increase.

The initial declines in the average speeds seen by our DITO users are not surprising. It's common for initial network launches to lead to a volatile network experience, it said.

It said consumers may still opt to keep Globe and PLDT as their mobile service providers.

DITO faces a limited network footprint and risks losing subscribers to Globe and PLDT which are both focused on expanding their gap or superiority over the former, Opensignal said.

According to Opensignal, DITO needs to ramp up its network buildup and shell out more funds as its five-year committed investment "pales" versus rivals' annual spending.
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