Dito readies metro Manila move - Mobile World Live

Dito readies metro Manila move

12 MAY 2021

Dito Telecommunity teased plans to continue expanding its network by commencing mobile service in parts of the greater metropolitan Manila region on 17 May.

In a teaser on Twitter today (12 May), the third major operator in the Philippines highlighted recent deployments in Central and South Luzon (the country’s largest island), and in Cebu island. A separate post asks “Manila are you ready” and indicates there are “five days to go”.

Dito introduced a special monthly promotion offering 25GB of data for PHP199 ($4.16).

The company commenced operations in 17 cities in southern Philippines in March, a year later than originally planned. Around the same time, a senate committee approved an extension of the operator’s mobile franchise by 25 years after ruling Dito had delivered on its service commitments.

In a recent stock market filing, Dito revealed an investment of around PHP13.6 billion in a data centre facility at Clark Aviation Complex north of Manila, with plans to inject an additional PHP6.9 billion over the next four years.

Back

Author

Joseph Waring

Joseph Waring joins Mobile World Live as the Asia editor for its new Asia channel. Before joining the GSMA, Joseph was group editor for Telecom Asia for more than ten years. In addition to writing features, news and blogs, he...

Read more