DITO Telecommunity Hiring More Staff for March 2021 Commercial Launch

The country's third telecom player sets to compete against Globe and Smart announced through their top officials that the company is now on a hiring spree in preparation for the highly anticipated commercial launch this coming March 2021.

DITO Telecommunity Corporation, a joint venture of veteran businessman dennis Uy and China Telecom said that they hiring more staff to support network expansion in line with their target rollout.

Atty. Adel Tamano, DITO Telecom's chief administrative officer was quoted as saying "We are one of the industries that instead of laying off people, we are actively hiring people because we need to roll out our network,” he said.

The company was on tract to commercially launch telco services by March 2021 or even earlier than schedule despite the extension granted by the NTC for the technical audit which was extended due to the pandemic.

The Chief Admin Officer of DITO also added that "the March 2021 date, that's the latest we will launch. We are moving heaven and earth to meet that, but we are pushing it earlier," Tamano said.

The NTC earlier issued a resolution extending the July 2020 technical audit of the telecom company under the certificate of public convenience and necessity provisions of DITO because of the COVID-19 crisis.

DITO Telecom was given another six months to deliver the commitments for the technical audit requirements, including an internet speed of 27 megabits per secon to cover 37 percent of the population.

Meanwhile, DITO Chief Technology Officer Rodolfo Santiago said that of the 1,300 cell sites committed, a total of 859 towers were completed and operational as of September 13, 2020.

By the end of October the company will have an estimated 1,300 operational owners which is needed to achieve the mandated targets of 37 percent population coverage and speed of 27 megabits per second by January 2021. 

The company also revealed that DITO Telecom planned to construct an additional 3,500 fourth-generation cell sites and about 1,500 5G cell sites by the year 2021.

During the past few months DITO Telecom said it already spend nearly P150 billion for the initial rollout of its infrastructure and other operating expenses.

DITO Telecommunity Corp., aims to capture 30 percent of the local telco market within the firest few years of operations.

Source: Udenna Corp. Website

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