When working remotely, it’s essential to have a reliable internet connection. But the internet in the Philippines is not that stable. A lot are even questioning how fast should your internet connection be in the Philippines?
With the current telecommunication lineup, our internet connection is quite unreliable. We don’t know the exact reason behind this.
Some speculate that it’s government bureaucracy, and some argue the effect of our telecom duopoly. I mean, there are only 2 major players. What’s the incentive to improve the service?
Regardless, how can we change this mechanic?
The Entry of the Third Major Telco
The government enticed investors to enter the telecommunication industry to promote competition. And it was awarded to Dito Telecommunity.
With a new major player in the market, the other Telcos might be forced to adapt and make their service more appealing. Barring the public sentiment of data privacy, it did have an effect on better offerings.
Months before the launch, the other major telcos had numerous system upgrades for the cell towers. Some even rolled out free broadband fiber upgrades nationwide. Globe also launched GOMO with non-expiring 30 GB data for just P299 (until March 31, 2021).
At the very least, It’s undoubtedly a nudge on our current players.
DITO Telecommunity launch
Last March 8, DITO Telecommunity launched its services for Visayas and Mindanao. The sim card is priced at 40PHP with 1GB of data for 7 days. And if you avail of their welcome promo from March 8 to March 31, you can have unlimited data and DITO to DITO calls and text for only P199 pesos!
The roll-out is available in the following areas.
- Metro Cebu – Carcar, Cebu City, Consolacion, Danao, Liloan, Mandaue, Minglanilla, Naga, San Fernando & Talisay
- Metro Davao – Panabo, Tagum, Carmen, Davao City & Digos
They even donated free services to 3,000 frontliners in the Visayas and Mindanao areas. With their contract, they are committing an average minimum speed of 27 MBPS in their first year and 55 MBPS in their second year. They are targeting to serve 84% of the population.
Will the entry of DITO change the game telecommunication industry in the Philippines? It’s too early to tell. As they roll-out their services nationwide, we will have our answer.
For now, let’s still have backup internet sources for continuous remote working. Cheers!