DITO Telecommunity May Lose Subscribers Amidst Slower Mobile Data Speed vs Rivals — Opensignal

DITO Telecommunity may lose subscribers amidst slower mobile data speed against its rivals, according to Opensignal.

Opensignal said that third telco DITO Telecommunity may lose subscribers amidst slower mobile data speed against its rivals.

DITO Telecommunity

Based on a report on Gizguide, Opensignal said in its latest report on the new entrant’s performance that DITO Telecommunity’s download speeds for the last two months in Cebu, Davao, and Metro Manila were slower than its rivals Smart Communications and Globe Telecom.

Opensignal added that while subscribers it enticed during the March launch enjoyed fast internet connectivity, the upload and download speeds later slowed despite the fact that DITO Telecommunity has a small subscriber base.

Also, Opensignal said that network quality gaps may further increase as more customers started using DITO.

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The initial declines in the average speeds seen by our DITO users are not surprising. It’s common for initial network launches to lead to a volatile network experience,” Opensignal said.

In addition, Opensignal said that consumers may still opt to keep PLDT and Globe Telecom as their mobile service providers.

Moreover, Opensignal said that DITO Telecommunity faced a limited network footprint and risked losing subscribers to PLDT and Globe Telecom which were both focused on expanding their gap or superiority over the former.

According to Opensignal, DITO Telecommunity needed to ramp up its network buildup and to shell out more funds as its five-year committed investment “pales” vs rivals’ annual spending.

Meanwhile, Philstar reported that Senator Risa Hontiveros accused China Telecom of using DITO Telecommunity as a “Trojan horse” for cyber espionage.

Senator James McGrath of Queensland, Australia, also warned that DITO Telecommunity China Telecom can be used against Philippine allies and foreign companies.

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