DITO Telecommunity Releases Guidelines for Land Acquisition for Tower Sites

The country's third telco player DITO Telecommunity said on Friday, September 11, 2020 that the locations for its facilities such as cell towers as they released guidelines for land acquisition to be used for its tower sites and base stations.

According to DITO Telecom the guidelines were released to the general public to assist landowners who will sell or rent their properties needed by the company to rollout its services by March 2021.

The third largest telecom company in the country today also revealed that they appointed 4 authorized representatives to assist in site acquisitions namely:

1. Huawei for North Luzon and the National Capital Region
2. ZTE for South Luzon and the Visayas
3. Nokia - Huaxin for Mindanao
4. Udenna Infrastructure

DITO Telecom claimed that their authorized venders have proper identification and authorization letters. These are properly disclosed to respective local government units according to the company.

The third telco company to challenge Globe and Smart said that "We wish to inform the public that the locations for the construction of DITO infrastructure in time for its roll-out and launch have already been predetermined and were included in the plan submitted to the Philippine government even before July of 2019," the telco said.

The public is advised of the following when transacting with DITO authorized agents:

  • A memorandum is provided to the landowner, which contains rental fees, conditions and other terms
  • DITO teams or vendors check and validate documents provided by land owner
  • Contract signing is the last step
  • DITO or its representatives "never promise" a lumpsum rental payment to landowners. It only provides a maximum of 3 months advance on monthly rentals
  • DITO or its agents will never request for processing fees from landowners
  • DITO or its agents never ask for commissions

The China-backed telecom firm, DITO Telecommunity committed to build at least 1,300 towers in its first year, to cover at least 37 percent of the population. DITO is a consortium of Dennis Uy's Udenna Corp and Chelsea Logistics with China Telecom.

Source: PNA

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