A telecom industry study released on Friday, Oct. 2, raised serious concerns, particularly on national security, on the selection and impending operation of Dito Telecommunity-China Telecom as the country’s third telecommunications player.
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The holding company of new telco player Dito Telecommunity disclosed that Davao-based businessman Dennis Uy has stepped down as president to give way to the appointment of former PLDT chief revenue officer Eric Alberto.
DICT secretary Gregorio B. Honasan II called a closed-door discussion with the executives of Dito Telecommunity in view of the impending July 2020 government-mandated deadline for the initial commitments of the country’s third major telecommunications player.
Congress approved last May 20 a legislative measure allowing the Mislatel consortium to acquire control from franchise holder Mindanao Islamic Telephone Company.
A House resolution formalizing the sale of the controlling interest of Mislatel to Davao-based business Dennis Uy has moved to the Senate plenary, allowing senators to discuss the issues surrounding the validity of Mislatel’s franchise.
Sen. Franklin Drilon said the country needs a stable franchise for the third major telco and the award “should be able to stand on solid ground” in order to provide stability in efforts to speed up Internet access in the country.