Third telco player DITO Telecommunity Corp. has entered into an agreement with the League of Municipalities (LMP) to provide a dedicated nationwide fiber network to directly connect municipalities across the country.
“The mayors have committed to ensure ease of doing business in their respective municipalities to drive the extensive Dito roll out. In exchange, Dito will enable better collaboration and communication in the future through connectivity for all,” said DITO, a joint venture between businessman Dennis Uy and China Telecom.
“The effort significantly affords Filipinos even in the smallest of municipalities the advanced applications that can be driven through the private network such as direct video for conferencing or security, public broadcast exchange, e-Education, e-Medicine, e-Permits, Internet of Things, IP PBX, VoIP; among other things, to better live-up to the promise of delivering the kind of connectedness and community that Filipinos long for,” Tamano said.
In July last year, DITO obtained its certificate of public convenience and necessity from the National Telecommunications Commission to operate as the third major telco.
The company committed to improve the country’s telecommunications capability within five years by increasing the basic internet speed to 55 mbps and to cover more than 80 percent of the country’s population.