Pumasa sa unang technical audit ang Dito Telecommunity Corp. matapos makapagtala ng minimum average broadband speed na 85.9 Mbps para sa 4G habang 507.5 Mbps naman para sa 5G.
Nitong Sabado, iniulat ng Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) na mula sa ika-111 na rank noong 2020, nasa ika-86 spot na ang Pilipinas sa global mobile internet speed rankings nitong Enero 2021.
Dito Telecommunity Corp. was able to deliver on its commitments for its first year of operations based on the findings of the technical audit conducted by independent auditor R.G. Manabat and Co., the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) reported Monday.
The technical audit started on January 7, 2021, after the NTC issued a resolution to extend the audit which was earlier scheduled in July 2020, marking one year after Dito was awarded its Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (CPCN) on July 8, 2019.
Ang pangatlong telco ay isa sa mga pinangako ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte para sa mga Pilipino. Layon ng Presdiente na mabigyan ng maayos na telecommunication service ang Pilipinas sa ilalim ng kaniyang termino.
Mukhang nakahanap na talaga ng katapat ang mga malalaking kompanyang Smart at Globe Telecom sa nalalapit na pagbubukas ng DITO Telecom ngayong darating na Marso 2021.
As part of its commitments, Dito vowed to deliver 37.03% national population coverage within a minimum average broadband speed of 27 megabits per second (Mbps) in its first year of operations, else risk losing its P24-billion performance bond. Other commitments have also been made for the following years.
In its technical audit, R.G Manabat and Co. said Dito’s first-year national population coverage reached 37.48% or 37,845,315 based on the 2015 national census population of 100.983 million, reaching coverage of 8,8609 barangays.
Meanwhile, the report indicated that the minimum average broadband speeds were recorded at 85.9 Mbps for 4G and 507.5 Mbps for 5G. This was faster near base stations at 102.4 Mbps for 4G and 769.1 Mbps for 5G while those far from base stations experienced speeds of 64.4 Mbps for 4G and 316. Mbps for 5G.
“Dito’s entry in the market is a welcome development in the telco industry. A healthier competition within the industry fulfills President Duterte’s promise to the Filipino people of better telco service thru cheaper prices and improved internet speed,” the NTC said in its statement.
The Dito consortium is made up of Uy’s Udenna Corporation, Udenna’s subsidiary Chelsea Logistics Holdings Inc., and Chinese state-owned China Telecommunications Corporation. It has scheduled its commercial rollout in March.
Matatandaan noong Hulyo 2019 ay iniward sa Dito Telecoms ng License to Operate pangunguna ng Pangulong Duterte.
“Today, I am glad to announce the entry of a new player that will take on the challenge of competing against the existing players in our country’s telco industry. This new player is the Mindanao Islamic Telephone Co. or Mislatel consortium… ccompanying this bond is a commitment—and I will hold you to that commitment—that it will improve the country’s prevailing Internet speed from 4.5 Mbps to 55 Mbps,” sabi ni Pangulong Duterte.
Duterte said Mislatel or Dito’s entry was a “breath of fresh air.”
“Let us take the entry of this new telco player as a breath of fresh air in our rapidly evolving information age, where no one should be left behind in our pursuit of an inclusive and sustainable progress for all Filipinos,” President Duterte said.
“Expand your businesses, engage in online jobs, avail of online learning and training opportunities, and participate in productive public discussions,” he said.