DICT Sees Improvement In PH Internet Connectivity With DITO’s Commercial Launch

The DICT had sought an improvement in the Philippines’ internet connectivity with DITO’s commercial launch

The Department of Information and Communication (DICT) was optimistic of an improved state of the Philippines’ Internet connectivity with DITO Telecommunity’s commercial launch.

This, as DITO Telecommunity commercially launched its service in some areas in Mindanao and the Visayas last March 8, 2021.

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According to DICT Secretary Gregorio B. Honasan II, digital infrastructure and connectivity were central to the ability of the Philippines to move forward, to address social changes, and to meet the challenges of the future.

Honasan also said that with the private sector investing in digital infrastructure in order to upgrade the competitiveness of the Philippines, they hoped to attract more opportunities, to create more jobs, and to generally improve the lives of Filipinos.

In addition, Honasan said that the DICT was continuously coordinating with the NTC in monitoring the roll-out of all telecommunications companies following the directives of President Rodrigo Duterte for telcos to improve their services amidst the new normal.

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With DITO Telecommunity’s commercial rollout, we can expect another helpful pair of hands for nation-building. With the new player entering the filed, we are determined to prove that we are leaders who deliver on their commitments, and we are confident that the Filipino people can sooner expect sustainable improvements in connectivity services moving forward,” Honasad said.

DITO Telecommunity’s March 8 rollout include areas in Cebu City, Davao City, Carcar City, Danao City, Mandaue City, Naga City, Talisay City, Tagum City, Panabog City, Consolacion, Liloan, Minglanilla, San Fernando, Carmen, and Digos City.

Meanwhile, Manila Bulletin reported that DITO Telecommunity was expected to be available nationwide by “mid-2021”.

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