THE 19th City Council on its regular session Monday presided over by Vice Mayor Raineir Joaquin V. Uy adopted a resolution endorsing and/or interposing no objection to the application of DITO Telecommunity Corporation/Vertiv Philippines, Inc., for a permit to construct an Edge Modular Data Center and other related facilities at the DPWH Road subject to the rules and regulations imposed by the city government and other government agencies covering such operation.
DITO Telecommunity Corporation, formerly known as Mindanao Islamic Telephone Company, Inc. or Mislatel, is a telecommunications company in the Philippines which is also engaged in the business of multimedia and information technology. It was renamed on July 8, 2019 from the Filipino word “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 was based.
The third major telecommunication provider in the Philippines is expected to begin its commercial operations by March 2021. Its technical launch was held last July 8, 2020. The technical launch means the DITO network has been technically audited by the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) to make sure they have complied with the government-approved number to cover 37 percent of the country’s population.
DITO has paid a performance bond to the government as it committed to provide internet service with a speed of 200 megabits per second to more than a third of the population on its first year of operation, The Gavel learned.
The legislation was reviewed and endorsed by the committees on public utilities and on laws and rules chaired respectively by Councilors Teodulfo E. Lao, Jr., and Ian Mark Q. Nacaya.