Philippines’ third major player in the telecommunications industry DITO Telecommunity Corporation is approaching the one-millionth subscriber mark a few months after its official launch in March.
Local media reports quoted Adel Tamano, chief administrative officer of DITO as saying: "As of today, we are very close to hitting one million subscribers that is a big milestone to DITO." DITO’s subscriber base as of June 10 stood at 890,000.
“DITO truly is humbled with the reception we have received from the Filipino people and as our way of expressing our gratitude, we will be giving a special gift to all 1M subscribers through the DITO app when we hit this milestone soon,” Adel added.
“As of now, we cover 100 cities and municipalities — that is commercial service. We will add 23 cities and municipalities more. By the end of June, we will approximate about 150 total cities and municipalities,” DITO chief technology officer Rodolfo Santiago said.
The DITO chief technology officer reiterated that the telco is targeting to catch at least 30% of the market. He added that DITO is in more than 37-percent population coverage now and is fast approaching 2nd-year population coverage commitments of 51-percent.
Currently, DITO already has some 3,000 towers across the Philippines as it gears up for its July technical audit when it needs to meet the committed 51% coverage and average internet speed of 55 Mbps for its second year of operations.