Dito to launch 5G home broadband service in 2021

Dito Telecommunity plans to offer a wireless home broadband service later in 2021, on the back of its 5G network.

In a briefing with reporters on Thursday, September 9, Dito chief technology officer Rodolfo Santiago said the telco is conducting a user friendly test for the service.

"We know that this is the faster way of providing fixed broadband services to the home. Short and medium term, we are going to do the 5G FWA (fixed wireless access) as our means of providing that service, but eventually, we are going to fiber-to-the-home," said Santiago.

Dito chief administrative officer Adel Tamano said the service will be offered by the fourth quarter of 2021.

6 million users

For the month of September, Dito will offer its mobile services to 53 more areas, bringing the total to 286.

Dito is also expecting to end 2021 with a total of 6 million subscribers.

Tamano said the telco gets 20,000 new subscribers every day. So far, Dito has drawn 2.6 million subscribers in its first nine months of operations.

The telco also invested P4 billion for its submarine cable project which would minimize network faults and provide better services to users.

Dito passed its second technical audit, recording a minimum average broadband speed of 89.13 megabits per second and 853.96 Mbps for its 4G and 5G sites, respectively.

It first launched in the Visayas and Mindanao in March and in Metro Manila in May– Rappler.com

Aika Rey

Aika Rey is a business reporter for Rappler. She covered the Senate of the Philippines before fully diving into numbers and companies. Got tips? Find her on Twitter at @reyaika or shoot her an email at aika.rey@rappler.com.

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