Uy’s DITO targets to take 30% share of telecoms market

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NEW telecommunications company DITO Telecommunity Corp. is targeting to corner nearly a third of the market in two to three years, as its officials pointed to recent deals aimed at a speedy delivery of its commitment.

In a statement on Sunday, the China-backed firm said that it aims “to capture 30% of the market within the first few years of operations with its commitment to fully comply with its mandate of providing world-class telecommunications services that the Filipinos deserve.”

DITO Chief Technology Officer Rodolfo D. Santiago said the company targets to achieve the goal in “two to three years.”

The company, which aims to become a major industry player, recently signed agreements with its key contractor-partners and tower providers, China Energy Equipment Co. Ltd. and Filipino-Malaysian Consortium ZEAL Power Construction & Development Corp.

“The promising deals we have entered into are testament to DITO’s commitment to work with all like-minded parties who want nothing more than to deliver fast, affordable and safe internet connectivity that the Filipino people truly deserve,” Mr. Santiago said.

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DITO — which is owned by Dennis A. Uy’s Udenna Corp. and Chelsea Logistics and Infrastructure Holdings Corp. and China’s China Telecommunications Corp. — has a tight timeline to roll out its services to 37.03% of the country’s national population by July 9, 2020.

Within the one-year period, the company must also be able to deliver a minimum broadband speed of 27 Megabits per second (Mbps). If it fails to meet these commitments, Dito’s certificate of public convenience and necessity and radio frequencies will be taken back by the government. — Arjay L. Balinbin