DITO Telecommunity Corp. said Friday its subscriber base reached more than nine million this month as it plans to expand in more areas nationwide.
“Hitting milestone after milestone, DITO is once again preparing for the yearly government audit and is confident of hitting 70 percent of the country’s population shortly before July 2022, allowing it to finally go head-to-head against the country’s two legacy MNOs [mobile network operators] in terms of presence,” DITO chief administrative officer Adel Tamano said.
Tamano said that since 2019, DITO has been ramping up its network roll-out despite the difficulties of the global pandemic and made its presence felt in more than 540 cities and municipalities.
The company said it built over 110,000 sales touch points, 20 DITO experience stores, and erected close to 5,000 cellular towers.
Tamano said the company constructed more than 100 data centers and laid out more than 30,000 kilometers of fiber cable to link the archipelago.
“We in DITO are serious about our commitments to weave Filipino communities using the DITO brand of connectivity and will move further forward to deliver,” Tamano said.
DITO will light up barangays nationwide as part of its commercial expansion later this month, he said.
DITO welcomed subscribers from Paombong in Bulacan, Ramon and Reina Mercedes in Isabela, Puerto Princesa in Palawan, Pagsanjan and Pila in Laguna, San Jose in Occidental Mindoro and Naguilian in Isabela.
DITO also made its presence felt from Ilocos, Cagayan, Benguet, Kalinga, Isabela, Pangasinan, Bulacan, Pampanga, Bataan and Zambales to Rizal, bringing up the total area coverage of DITO to more than 540 cities and municipalities nationwide.
“Day-by-day, milestone after milestone, DITO has proven to be a resilient and a positively disruptive force in the Philippine telco industry, improving internet speeds and providing growing competition against the two other telcos with the Filipino people emerging as the ultimate victors,” Tamano said.