LCS Holdings, DITO Telecommunity Team Up for PH's First Shared Telco Tower

Ciara Alarcon
Rivalry between Mayor Luis “Chavit” Singson and Davao’s businessman Dennis Uy for the third telco bid was nothing but history, as the politician’s LCS Holdings, Inc. (LCS) recently announced that DITO Telecommunity (DITO) – the country’s new major network provider – is its first official customer for the Philippines’ first common tower.

LCS Holdings, DITO Telecommunity Team Up for PH's First Shared Telco Tower
LCS Holdings, DITO Telecommunity Team Up for PH's First Shared Telco Tower

Happened last October 16, the country’s first shared telco tower was inaugurated in Ilocos Sur, which was also graced by LCS’ partner UA Withya Public Co. Ltd. (UWC) – a Thai tech giant, which has been in tower manufacturing for the past 52 years.

LCS also revealed that they have been working closely with DITO – formerly known as Mislatel – to come up with a roll-out plan in-sync with their network deployment. Meanwhile, DITO expressed their gratitude for becoming its first customer, allowing them to finally deploy a faster, more affordable, and more secure internet connectivity in the country.

“LCS commits to continue supporting this initiative for years to come. We welcome the other MNOs and ISPs to come on board and share our Common Tower Space as the infrastructures that LCS is creating are meant for the nation to utilize. This launch signals the first of many Common Towers to come. It’s a passion that LCS is pursuing to create the most extensive physical telecommunication infrastructure in the Philippines,” Aaron H. Tan, CEO of LCS – ICT Division, addressed.

On the other hand, UWC revealed that they are open for more partnerships, as it plans to roll out more towers in the Philippines.

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“The way we have rolled out more than 100,000 towers in Thailand and overseas is the same way we want to efficiently deliver new Philippine towers for our clients, and more importantly to the Filipino people. We are committed,” Chanachai Leenabanchong, UWC Chairman, said.

DITO also noted that they are willing to team up with more local and international tech companies to power up their roll-out plans. In fact, they intend to build 2,000 telco towers during their first year as one of the country’s major network providers.

Meanwhile, LCS' first common tower can support all three major telco networks in the Philippines.

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