The National Telecommunications Commission granted DITO Telecommunity Corp., a joint venture of businessman Dennis Uy and China Telecoms, another six months for the technical audit of its network rollout.
The Department of Information and Communications Technology said the NTC issued a resolution extending the July 2020 technical audit under the certificate of public convenience and necessity provisions of DITO because of the COVID-19 crisis.
Under the current extension, DITO was given six months to deliver the commitments for the technical audit requirements, including providing a speed of 27 megabits per second to cover 37 percent of the population.
DITO chief administrative officer Adel Tamano said that only the technical audit schedule was moved. DITO’s other commitments, such as the commercial launch by March 2021, will proceed as scheduled, he said.