Third telco DITO says no delay in roll-out of services


Posted at Feb 12 2020 04:53 PM

MANILA – DITO Telecommunity's roll-out of services will not be delayed, a member of the consortium behind the telco said on Wednesday after a newspaper reported that it was having problems building new telco towers. 

“There is no truth to reports that the much anticipated roll-out of DITO Telecommunity will be delayed due to issues regarding permits,” Chelsea Logisitics and Infrastructure Holdings Corp told the stock exchange, responding to a Manila Standard report. 

DITO, composed of Dennis Uy’s Udenna Corp, Chelsea Logistics and China Telecom, earlier said the rollout of its services would start by July this year.

Department of Information and Communications Technology Secretary Gringo Honasan is “satisfied” with the progress of DITO rollout, the statement said. The DICT also pledged to assist the third telco to hasten permits, it said. 

It plans to offer 55 Mbps of internet speed that could cover 84 percent of the population within 5 years.