Duterte Grants DITO a 25-Year Fresh Franchise

Challenging Smart and Globe.
Photo/s: DITO Facebook Page

President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday granted DITO Telecommunity a 25-year fresh franchise, as the firm sought to challenge the duopoly of Smart and Globe.

Republic Act No. 11537, signed on Tuesday, extended the earlier franchise granted to DITO--then known as the Mindanao Islamic Telecommunications Company Inc.

The new franchise came a day after DITO launched in Metro Manila.


DITO Launches in Metro Manila with P199 Promo

A joint venture between China Telecom and businessman Dennis Uy, DITO began commercial operations on March 8, 2021--launching first in Cebu and Davao. 

In its first year, DITO promised to cover at least 37.03% of the country with a minimum speed of 27 megabits per second (Mbps).

By the end of its five-year commitment period, the company hopes to have achieved 84%, with a minimum speed of at least 55 Mbps.

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