DITO says it now has 3 million subscribers

DITO Telecommunity Corp. announced on Tuesday that it now has three million subscribers nationwide.

“[DITO] successfully hit the 3 million subscriber mark this morning,” the new telco player said in a statement.

The company recently opened 14 areas for its commercial service. It plans to open five more areas on Sept. 24.

DITO’s new areas include Norzagaray, Bulacan; Lupao, Nueva Ecija; Dupax Del Norte, Nueva Vizcaya; Laoac, Pangasinan; Nagcarlan, Laguna; Lemery, Batangas; Maragondon, Cavite; and Lucban, Quezon.

On Sept. 24, DITO plans to make its service available in Balagtas, Bulacan; Bacolor, Pampanga; Santa Barbara and Malasiqui, Pangasinan; and Sibulan, Negros Oriental.

The company has said it is hoping to launch its fifth-generation (5G) home broadband service in the fourth quarter.

DITO will use its 5G network to provide fixed-wireless connectivity to the home as an alternative to the fiber-to-the-home service. — Arjay L. Balinbin