Filipino newcomer DITO Telecommunity has selected Nokia to deploy 5G services on the island of Mindanao.
A joint venture between Udenna Group and China Telecom, DITO formally launched its 5G network in May 2021 and is aiming to expand this across the Philippines. The agreement will see Nokia help DITO to deliver 5G services to its customers with superior speeds, capacity, and lower latencies while reducing complexity and driving down costs through increased energy efficiencies.
To achieve the desired network performance, Nokia is providing equipment from its comprehensive massive MIMO, multi-band, Single RAN AirScale portfolio to build the Radio Access Network (RAN) for the 5G infrastructure across Mindanao.
DITO also utilised Nokia’s NetAct solution for network management and seamless daily network operations, including configuration management, monitoring, and software management. Nokia provided digital design and deployment for a faster time to market as well as optimisation and technical support services.