DITO hits 500,000 subs milestone as it goes live in Metro Manila

18 May 2021

The Philippines’ new third telco, DITO Telecommunity, has reported achieving the milestone of 500,000 subscribers on its network, roughly two months after it launched services in the country. In a virtual briefing yesterday (17 May) to cover the switch-on of services in Metro Manila, DITO Chairman and CEO Dennis Uy confirmed: ‘Our current subscribers are half a million Filipinos’. However, having already rowed back on its target to secure a 30% market share in year one, the firm’s CTO Rodolfo Santiago admitted during the presentation that the newcomer still has a long way to go – believing that it will accelerate only when the Mobile Number Portability Act is in place.

Meanwhile, DITO confirmed the launch of mobile services in the following areas of Metro Manila: Manila, Quezon City, Muntinlupa, Paranaque, Pasay, Taguig, Pasteros, Makati, Pasig, Mandaluyong, San Juan, Caloocan, Malabon, Navotas, Valenzuela, Las Pinas and Marikina. Its network now covers 100 cities and municipalities.