Dito Telecommunity Corporation
Dito Telecommunity Corporation (formerly known as Mindanao Islamic Telephone Company, Inc., or Mislatel) is the newest major telecommunications provider in the Philippines. It is a Joint Venture Company comprised of Udenna Corporation, Chelsea Logistics Holdings Corp., and China Telecommunications Corporation. We are committed to providing Filipinos superior products and services of world-class quality, enabling customers to be connected, anytime, anywhere, any way they prefer.
Relaunch as Dito
On July 8, 2019, Mislatel was renamed as “Dito Telecommunity”. Dito was derived from the Filipino word for “here”, which is a response to the stakeholders’ question on where they plan to set up a firm that would provide a “world class service” with “here” referring to the Philippines, the country where Dito Telecommunity is based in.
Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity of the company.
At the same date of the announcement of the company’s renaming, Dito Telecommunity was granted its permit to operate after President Rodrigo Duterte awarded the Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity by the National Telecommunications Commission to its chairman Dennis Uy during a ceremony at the Presidential Palace, Malacañang.
On September 6, 2019, Dito announced its plans to build its own campus on an 8-hectare lot at Clark Global City. The campus will house the company’s own data center and will hold Dito’s operational departments, network operations center, servecall center, and regional center. It will also serve as the hub for Dito’s research and development in the telecommunications space.
In October 2019, Dito signed separate deals with Lopez-owned Sky Cable Corporation and politician Luis Chavit Singson’s LCS Group. Under the deal with LCS Group, Dito will lease the shared telco towers that LCS had already build in several areas. While on the other hand of the deal with Sky Cable, Dito will utilise the latter’s unused fiber-optic cables in Metro Manila.
By March 2020, two months ahead of schedule, the first domestic and international calls from the company’s network were made. On July 18, 2020, the company had its technical launch. The technical launch means that the Dito network will be ready for technical audits from the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC). The company passed its first technical audit on February 2021. As of September 2020, Dito has completed 859 cell sites out of the planned 1,600 sites that will cover 37% of the population.
On February 23, 2021, Dito and PLDT Inc. signed an interconnection deal to enable subscribers from the two companies to communicate in their respective networks. Dito and Globe Telecom also signed an interconnection deal on February 24, 2021