DITO Telecommunity passed its first technical audit, surpassing the required minimum average of 27 Mbps broadband speed, according to the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC).
Based on the NTC statement, the telco surpassed the required minimum average broadband speed set at 27 Mbps. Based on the audit, which was started on January 7, DITO has an average speed of 507.5 Mbps for 5G and 85.9 Mbps for 4G. In terms of speed, the broadband network is faster near base stations at 769.1 Mbps for 5G and 102.4 Mbps for 4G. The farthest connection from a base station recorded 64.4 Mbps speed for 4G and 316.5 Mbps for 5G.
According to independent auditor KPMG RG Manabat & Co., DITO’s coverage reached 37.48% of the population. DITO was found accessible to 37,845,315 people, equivalent to 8,860 barangays nationwide. The third telco’s public convenience certificate set the coverage at 37% for its first year of operations.
The NTC remarked that KPMG RG Manabat used stratified random sampling to choose 12% of the 1,602 cell sites for testing. However, the agency noted that the audit was performed while DITO does not have subscribers yet.
“Dito’s entry in the market is a welcome development in the telco industry. A healthier competition within the industry fulfills President Duterte’s promise to the Filipino people of better telco service thru cheaper prices and improved internet speed,” said the NTC in a statement.
The third telco player is scheduled to launch commercially in March.
Via CNN Philippines