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Dito Telecommunity reaches 2 million users

Aika Rey
Dito Telecommunity reaches 2 million users

MORE USERS. Dito Telecommunity's store at SM City Cebu.

Dito Telecommunity

The third telecommunications player hits 2 million subscribers a month and a half after it reached 1 million users

Dito Telecommunity announced Wednesday, August 4, that it already has 2 million subscribers.

Dito said it reached the milestone on Sunday, August 1, just a month and a half after it reached 1 million users.

“If you may recall, Dito hit its one-millionth-subscriber mark mid-June of this year as well, and these two milestones have inspired us to remain steadfast in our goal of building strong communities with even stronger connectivity in the years to come,” said Dito chief administrative officer Adel Tamano.

In May, Tamano said the rate of subscriber growth – which, at the time, was around 500,000 users per month – could mean 2.5 million users by the end of 2021.

But the third telco is seen to beat the earlier estimate given that the growth of its user base accelerates as it offers its services in new areas.

Starting Friday, August 6, Dito will be available in 17 new areas, bringing its total covered areas to 185 cities and municipalities:

  1. Taal, Batangas
  2. San Luis, Batangas
  3. Balayan, Batangas
  4. Calaca, Batangas
  5. Tanza, Cavite
  6. Oton, Iloilo
  7. Daanbantayan, Cebu
  8. Jasaan, Misamis Oriental
  9. El Salvador City, Misamis Oriental
  10. Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental
  11. Opol, Misamis Oriental
  12. Quezon, Bukidnon
  13. Valencia City, Bukidnon
  14. Samal City, Davao del Norte
  15. Hagonoy, Davao del Sur
  16. Polomolok, South Cotabato
  17. Monkayo, Davao de Oro

– 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.