DITO Telecommunity has passed its second technical audit headed by the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC), its parent firm has confirmed. In a stock market filing dated 7 September, DITO CME Holdings cited the regulator’s report – carried out by an independent auditor – as confirming that the third telco’s mobile network had a national population coverage of 52.75%, with minimum average data speeds of 89.13Mbps for 4G and 853.96Mbps for 5G. A statement from the parent company read: ‘Note that as part of the issuance of its Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity in July 2019, DITO committed to deliver national population coverage of 51.01% and minimum average broadband speed of 55Mbps in the second year of its commitment period’.
DITO Telecommunity, a venture between Uy and China Telecom, formally launched commercial services in Mindanao and Visayas on 8 March and reached Metro Manila in May. In August it reported that as part of its ongoing network rollout, it had launched services in seven new cities, boosting coverage to 192 cities/municipalities across the country, up from just 15 pilot areas in March. Earlier the same month, DITO connected its two-millionth subscriber – hitting the milestone less than five months after its commercial launch.