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Tuesday, May 18, 2021

DITO Officially Launches in Metro Manila; Now Present in 100 Cities and Municipalities

After a little more than two months after its commercial launch on March 8, 2021, DITO Telecommunity Corporation, the country's third-largest telecommunications company, has finally entered 16 cities and one municipality in Metro Manila. DITO is now present in 100 cities and municipalities throughout the country, with over 3,000 stores serving 29 million Filipinos.

DITO Officially Launches in Metro Manila; Now Present in 100 Cities and Municipalities
DITO Officially Launches in Metro Manila; Now Present in 100 Cities and Municipalities

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“Our commercial activities began with 15 cities na sinimulan natin doon sa Cebu at sa Davao with our ongoing CSR program of providing free service to our front lin,” DITO Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Dennis A. Uy said, pointing to the company's fulfillment of its promise of bringing stronger connectivity to our countrymen. We added 21 more cities on April 16th. In just two weeks, another 18 cities were added, bringing 54 cities, including Nueva Ecija, to Central Luzon.

DITO had already opened nearly 2,000 stores across the country, including four DITO Stores in Cebu and Davao and online through Shopee and Lazada, before its NCR launch.

“Network optimization has been going on at a breakneck pace. Despite the pandemic, tower and infrastructure construction has continued unabated to ensure that our subscribers, who number close to half a million Filipinos, continue to enjoy top-notch service —- speed and service that we truly deserve,” Mr. Uy added. Department of Information and Communications Technology Secretary Gregorio Honasan II and National Telecommunications Commission Commissioner Gamaliel Cordoba expressed their delight at the news, praising DITO's hard work and partnership in bringing the dream of a third telco to fruition.

EMPOWERING YOU TO MOVE AT YOUR OWN Pace

DITO has long recognized the need for better internet services among Filipinos and has remained committed to empowering them by providing them with accessible, dependable, and fast data services that enable everyone to move at their own pace.

DITO Chief Administrative Officer Atty. Adel Tamano said that for its first entry in the NCR, DITO is offering 25GB of high-speed data for 30 days, free unlimited texts to all networks, unlimited DITO-to-DITO calls, and free 300 minutes of calls to other mobile networks for only Php 199 from May 17 to June 30, 2021.

DITO's welcome offer will be available across various outlets, including DITO Stores, device retail partners, DITO online store, Shopee, and Lazada.

“As this is just the beginning of our long-term commitment to elevate the industry through digital transformation and connectivity, more goods and deals are on the way,” Tamano concluded.
“At DITO, we hear you, and we are here for you,” said Jasper Evangelista, DITO Brand, and Marketing Director, echoing what Atty. Tamano said. We're always improving our goods, deals, and services, keeping in mind the difficulties that Filipinos face daily. Rest assured, we plan to strengthen our network continuously by listening to you, our customers.”
Mr. Evangelista concluded by repeating DITO's stance from the beginning: "At DITO, we put Filipinos first." You will be our partners in achieving our mission of tying telecommunities together through improved connectivity.”

DITO Enters Luzon; Now Covers 36 Cities Nationwide (4/16/2021)


After a strong commercial launch in 15 selected cities in Visayas and Mindanao on March 8, DITO Telecommunity, the Philippines' third largest telecommunications company, announced 21 more cities starting April 16, 2021.

DITO Enters Luzon; Now Covers 36 Cities Nationwide
DITO Enters Luzon; Now Covers 36 Cities Nationwide

"We are very excited to announce that, only a few weeks after our commercial launch in Cebu and Davao, more Filipinos can now experience stronger and efficient communication with DITO's Luzon expansion," said Atty. Adel Tamano, DITO's Chief Administrative Officer.

The provinces of Tarlac, Nueva Ecija, Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Cebu, and General Santos are included in the DITO expansion, according to the DITO CAO, and sim cards are now available in more than 300 partner stores. They will be available very soon in three DITO-owned stores in Cebu and Davao.

See Also: DITO 25GB High-Speed Data Promo; 25GB Open Access Data, Unlimited Calls and Texts, Valid for 30 Days for Only 199 Pesos

The following are the specific areas where DITO services are now available:
  1. General Santos City (South Cotabato)
  2. Compostela (Cebu)
  3. Cordova (Cebu)
  4. Malvar (Batangas)
  5. Tanauan (Batangas)
  6. Lipa City (Batangas)
  7. Santo Tomas (Batangas)
  8. Silang (Cavite)
  9. Tagaytay City (Cavite)
  10. Los Banos (Laguna)
  11. Calamba (Laguna)
  12. Baliuag (Bulacan)
  13. Palayan (Nueva Ecija)
  14. Santa Rosa (Nueva Ecija)
  15. Science City of Munoz (Nueva Ecija)
  16. Talavera (Nueva Ecija)
  17. Cabanatuan City (Nueva Ecija)
  18. Tarlac City (Tarlac)
  19. Capas (Tarlac)
  20. Concepcion (Tarlac)
  21. Gerona (Tarlac)

“In conjunction with DITO's expansion of commercial operations, we have also introduced a new promo to enable more Filipinos to experience the true DITO difference,” said Atty. Tamano. “Right now, we're offering our subscribers 25GB of high-speed data for PHP 199 for a 30-day period. Filipino users can also take advantage of unlimited DITO-to-DITO calls and messages, call waiting, call routing, video over LTE, and unlimited texts and 300-minute calls to other mobile networks with this cost-effective offer.”

Atty. Adel Tamano reaffirmed what he said during the launch on March 8: "The successful launch of DITO is an example of how cooperation, and active partnership of government and private companies, is critical to achieving true recovery driven by developments in the realm of communications and connectivity."

“We believe this is a victory of the Filipino people, not just of DITO,” concluded Atty. Tamano.

DITO Telecommunity Officially Launches in Visayas and Mindanao (3/8/21)


In an unprecedented leap, DITO Telecommunity, the country’s third major player in the telecommunications industry, heralded its entrance into the market by announcing that it would be offering free call and text as well as broadband connectivity to 3000 front liners in ten areas in Visayas and Mindanao with the support of the local government units as a way of reinforcing its pledge of nation-building and alliance with the Filipino people.

DITO Telecommunity  Officially Launches in Visayas and Mindanao
DITO Telecommunity  Officially Launches in Visayas and Mindanao

This declaration, capped by a symbolic turn-over to Davao City Mayor Sarah Duterte Carpio and Davao City Vice Mayor Sebastian Duterte as 300 front liners of the City were named as the first beneficiaries out of the 3,000 targeted front liners, became the highlight of the commercial launch virtual press conference held last March 8, 2021.

The momentous and basic ceremony was participated in by main DITO executives Dennis A. Uy, Chairman and CEO, Retired Major General Rodolfo Santiago, Chief Technology Officer, and Atty. Adel Tamano, Chief Administrative Officer, with special messages from Secretary Gregorio Honasan II of the Department of Information and Communications Technology and Commissioner Gamaliel Cordoba of the National Telecommunications Commission.

An insurmountable mission.

In his opening statement DITO Chief Technical Officer, Retired Major General Rodolfo Santiago recalled how at the beginning, opponents of the project said that developing a network in more than a year was a fool’s errand, that it was bound to fail, that it clearly could not be achieved, particularly when the global pandemic struck at a critical juncture in the network roll-out.

However, only a few weeks before the commercial launch, DITO’s services well surpassed the first government-mandated audit's mandatory thresholds. The audit results revealed that DITO demonstrated an average speed of 85.9 Mbps for 4G and 507.5 Mbps for 5G with a population penetration of more than 37 percent, significant indicators that point to the brand’s readiness to meet its mission of delivering world-class connectivity to any Filipino.

Not resting on this success, the DITO CTO emphasized, “As we begin our commercial launch, all I can say is that there is more work to be done and together, we will succeed and make a difference in transforming the landscape of Philippine telecommunications.”

Public and private cooperation: a victory of the Filipino nation.

Messages from the two major regulating bodies acknowledged the spirit of cooperation that DITO has exhibited to become a genuine partner in nation-building and give greater access to communications technologies to the Filipino people.

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

DICT Secretary Gregorio Honasan II echoed the importance of making the telecommunications industry to be at parity with the rest of the world in terms of technology and how the entry of DITO through open and equitable bidding has sparked an increase in investments and infrastructure expenditure in the telecom sector that in the long run would help the entire country.

NTC Commissioner Gamaliel Cordoba further stressed that the successful launch of DITO is an example of how cooperation, and strong engagement of government and private companies, would be crucial to bringing about true recovery headed by advancements in the field of communications and connectivity and that for him is a victory of the Filipino people.

Nation-building is the real inspiration of the country’s third major player.

In his sentence, Atty. Adel Tamano, DITO Chief Administrative Director, one of DITO's founders, recounted how it all started.

“DITO was born out of a spirit of nation-building.”

Atty Tamano said that the reason for a third telco was to represent the underserved and to provide Filipinos with a better alternative, a wiser choice. He further recalled that our national leaders claimed that without the right ICT facilities, without true competition, the Philippines would never achieve its maximum potential.

“This is the genesis of this project, the origins of why DITO was born. This our why and DITO’s DNA.”

He finished by saying, “We are here to serve our consumers, to provide world-class telecommunications services to Filipinos, in short, to do whatever it takes, whatever “diskarte” that we need to do, to deliver our promise of weaving Filipino communities together with stronger and better connectivity.

And the Chief Administrative Officer tied it all in as to the primary explanation why instead of a major launch, DITO’s first commercial act shows the dedication of DITO to develop the country – a provision of free service to 3,000 Filipino front liners.

DITO na tayo.

“In the following weeks, you will see us rise in various areas of the country. But today, March 8, we first send back to when it all began.”

In this nostalgic and strong remark, Mr. Dennis A. Uy, the Chairman, and CEO of DITO, was able to address the questions in the minds of people as to why VisMin, and when DITO services will hit Luzon and the National Capital Area in place of the telco’s national network roll-out.

To close the ceremony, the Chairman and CEO had this to say referring to this unprecedented start of paying it forward, “With this gesture, as a partner in nation-building, we send the message to the people of the Philippines wherever they may be that DITO is more than just a telco. We are here to serve, and, in this way, we want the whole country to know na “DITO NA KAMI, DITO NA TAYO, and magkita-kita tayo diyan very soon.”

For more updates on the points of sale, the enticing welcoming plan, and other specifics, please visit the official Facebook page of DITO at www.facebook.com/DITOphofficial or the website at www.dito.ph.

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