News – PH – PLDT, DITO Ink Interconnection Deal

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By Raymond Carl Dela Cruz
23 February 2021, 1:53 p.m.

MANILA – The country’s oldest and newest telecommunications companies, PLDT and DITO Telecommunity, have signed an agreement to build a transmission facility that will serve as a connection point for both participants

PLDT will set up and manage the interconnect facility that will act as the primary physical interface for both companies

“Through PLDT’s technology and expertise, the Interconnection Hub will meet DITO’s intercarrier requirements, which all fixed and wireless PLDT and DITO subscribers will benefit from by being able to provide everything they need Services to communicate and connect, “PLDT said in a statement Tuesday,

The facility is expected to be completed in time for DITO’s commercial operation by the end of March

Alfredo Panlilio, Chief Revenue Officer of PLDT and President and CEO of Smart Communications, emphasized the importance of the connection between PLDT-Smart and DITO, “as mandated by the NPC,” which enables its users to communicate with one another

“During this pandemic, technology was a lifeline for our customers So we want to make sure that our connectivity is helping our Filipinos and the nation as a whole during these critical times. We thank DITO for this partnership and I look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship, ”said Panlilio

Dennis Uy, Chairman and CEO of DITO, said cooperation with the other telecommunications companies in the country was necessary and thanked those responsible for making the interconnection agreement possible

“It has been a privilege to work with all of you to bring the Philippines the world-class connectivity we all deserve,” said Uy

The National Telecommunications Commission had previously announced that DITO, after passing the first network test, is scheduled for a commercial launch next March

According to the results of the audit by RG Manabat & CoDITO currently has a national population coverage of 3748 percent and average minimum internet speed of 859 megabits per second (Mbit / s) for 4G and 507 Mbit / s for 5G (PNA)

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Telecommunications, PLDT, Technical Audit, Interconnection

News – PH – PLDT, DITO Ink Interconnection Deal

Source: https://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1131573