DITO Telecommunity has yet to take up the slack in its tower construction progress in Dennis Uy’s homeland Davao.
According to Director Nelson Cañete of the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) in Davao, cell site installation is DITO’s immediate priority as part of its preparations but it is yet to acquire lots for the infrastructures.
“We do not have a definite timeline of their construction, but I’m aware they are currently conducting a lot of acquisition in that area. I am aware of this because I was invited during a committee hearing in Nabunturan,” said Cañete.
He admitted that the delayed approval of the requirements is one of the factors in the slow progress of the cell tower construction in some far-flung areas in the region, aside from the quarantine measures imposed due to the COVID-19 crisis.
DITO Telecommunity is co-owned by China Telecom and Filipino-Chinese businessman Dennis Uy. It’s worth noting that Uy is a native of Davao City, which suggests that it should’ve posed little to no problem acquiring lots and setting up cell sites in the region.
Cañete pointed out that the challenge remains for DITO to meet the expectation of their potential subscribers since it will be their initial operation.