According to Dito Brand and Marketing Manager Jasper Evangelista that Dito is confident it would reach the 1-million milestone since users were at 800,000 as of June 10. They hope to cover as many as 150 total cities and municipalities in time for its second-year audit on July 8. It already built some 3,000 sites in its second-year commitment to cover 51 percent of the population.
Dito Chief Technology Officer Retired Maj. Gen. Rodolfo Santiago said that they will soon start the construction of cell sites within camp Aguinaldo hoping that the process of building inside will be the model for other builds within military camp. The telco provider earlier signed an agreement With the Armed Forces of the Philippines to build facilities within military camps but critics fear that such agreement could pave the way for espionage, with China Telecom as a partner in the Dito consortium.
A P499 plan with unlimited data for 30 days and a P99 “value meal” promo of 10 GB for 30 days will be available from June 12 to 18 as part of the telco’s Independence Day campaign. When Santiago was asked about the connection issues, he said “while we are glad that a higher bar is being used to judge us, we would like of course to let the public understand that we are still in the process of building our network. It committed to cover over 37 percent of the population and offer a minimum of 27 Mbps speed in its first year.