DITO reaches 9 million subscribers and expands to new cities.

Staff ni Anjie
DITO Telecommunity Corporation, the country's newest mobile network operator (MNO), achieved another milestone by garnering more than 9 million customers during the country's 124th Independence Day celebrations. DITO's one-millionth subscription was reached at the end of June last year, just three months after the company's commercial launch on March 8, 2021.

DITO reaches 9 million subscribers and expands to new cities.
DITO reaches 9 million subscribers and expands to new cities.

"Hitting milestone after milestone, DITO is once again preparing for the yearly government audit and is confident of reaching 70% of the country's population shortly before July 2022, allowing it to finally go head-to-head against the country's two legacy MNOs in terms of presence," said Atty. Adel Tamano, DITO Chief Administrative Officer.

Despite the difficulties of the global pandemic, he continued, DITO has been busy ramping up its network roll-out since 2019, and has made its presence felt in more than 540 cities and municipalities, more than 110,000 sales touch points, built 20 DITO experience stores, erected close to 5,000 cellular towers, built more than 100 data centers, and laid out more than 30,000 kilometers of fiber cable to link the archipelago.

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"We as DITO are serious about our commitments to knit Filipino communities through the DITO brand of connection," Tamano said.

As part of its commercial development, DITO will light up barangays in the following cities later this month:

  1. Sta. Catalina, Ilocos Sur
  2. Banayoyo, Ilocos Sur
  3. Pasuquin, Ilocos Sur
  4. City of Batac, Ilocos Sur
  5. Labo, Camarines Sur
  6. Buhi, Camarines Sur
  7. Goa, Camarines Sur
  8. Juban, Sorsogon
  9. Pilar, Sorsogon
  10. Tunga, Leyte
  11. Tabontabon, Leyte
  12. Santa Fe, Leyte
  13. Manapla, Negros Occidental
  14. Dumalinao Zamboanga del Sur
  15. Tubod, Lanao del Norte
  16. Magallanes, Agusan del Norte
  17. Tiwi, Albay

DITO recently welcomed subscribers from Paombong Bulacan, Isabela's Ramon and Reina Mercedes, Palawan's Puerto Princesa, Pagsanjan and Pila Laguna, Occidental Mindoro's San Jose, and Isabela's Naguilian.

Furthermore, during April and May of this year, DITO has expanded its coverage to include Ilocos, Cagayan, Benguet, Kalinga, Isabela, Pangasinan, Bulacan, Pampanga, Bataan, and Zambales, bringing DITO's total coverage to over 540 cities and municipalities countrywide.

DITO also staged activities to coincide with the commercial debut of Boracay in Visayas, where locals were allowed to become instant DITO retail merchants through a CSR initiative, and in General Santos City in Mindanao, in cooperation with SM.

"Day by day, milestone by milestone, DITO has proven to be a resilient and positively disruptive force in the Philippine telco market, improving internet speeds and increasing competition against the two other telcos, with the Filipino people emerging as the final victors," Tamano concluded.

Visit DITO's official Facebook page (www.facebook.com/DITOphofficial) or website for additional information on DITO Telecommunity (www.dito.ph).

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