Newest telco player offers breakthrough connectivity by bringing “real 5G” to consumers
The term “next-gen technology” never fails to stimulate the imagination of many consumers today, considering the unstoppable parade of progress and the emergence of new innovations around the world. With that, brands and companies have abused and misused the term to make their solutions and services look and sound advanced and attractive among consumers.
In telecommunications, however, the term “next-gen technology” makes more sense when a solution or service brings real value to its users. Thus, DITO Telecommunity, the country’s third telco player, defines “next-gen technology” by summarizing it into two words: breakthrough connectivity.
Through breakthrough connectivity, DITO’s next-gen technology offering is bringing sensible, real-value service to its consumers by providing them with clearer, faster, and more optimized connections that leverage world-class digital infrastructures and technologies.
Real 5G: What makes 5G SA network different?
DITO is continuously developing and deploying its (SA) 5G network across the country. While other telecommunications companies preceded DITO in introducing 5G to consumers, DITO is debuting its service as standalone (SA) 5G, which means its architecture is 5G from the ground up. DITO, as a new telco player, requires more time and resources to prepare and deploy its network to bring “real 5G” to consumers.
“Since we started our roll-out in 2019, we have been developing our (SA) 5G network. Our goal has been to allow Filipinos to experience next-generation technology and we in DITO are excited to bring 5G to more areas in the country to truly transform digital connectivity and online interactions,” added DITO Chief Technology Officer Rodolfo Santiago.
Other providers are deploying non-standalone (NSA) 5G, wherein their 5G architecture is assisted by their existing 4G infrastructure and it explains why they were able to launch 5G first in the country. DITO’s 5G SA, however, is better than 5G NSA as it brings ultra-low latency and facilitates a wider range of use cases for new devices. In other words, 5G standalone is “true 5G”
To ensure the delivery of breakthrough connectivity that is faithful to its definition, DITO has prescribed among its consumers the use of certain smartphones that maximize the features and benefits of the telco’s 5G SA service. DITO has released on its official website a list of DITO-compatible smartphones from different manufacturers, so consumers can have several options to choose from. They can also try DITO 5G Home WiFi, their fastest internet yet, with speeds of up to 853.85Mbps available in select areas nationwide.
The Right Smartphone
Among the list, technology experts recommend consumers to use 5G smartphones as they are designed to take full advantage of the latest 5G mobile standard. Much better than legacy 3G and 4G networks, DITO’s 5G network offers wider coverage, greater capacity, and faster internet connection speed. 5G is 20 times faster than 4G, so downloading movies and music albums on DITO only takes a few seconds.
Just as how 5G networks are classified into either SA or NSA, 5G smartphones are classified in a similar way. 5G NSA smartphones can support 5G NSA networks but not 5G SA networks. If DITO’s 5G SA network is available in your area, such devices might appear connecting to it but they will default to 4G mode.
5G SA smartphones or dual-mode 5G smartphones, meanwhile, are designed to fully support 5G SA networks. These devices can connect to DITO’s 5G SA network and can take advantage of all its benefits. Anticipate DITO to add more dual-mode 5G smartphones to its roster of supported devices in the coming months.
With 5G smartphones becoming more ubiquitous in the market today, it means that DITO customers do not necessarily have to spend on an expensive device just to experience breakthrough connectivity. DITO’s list of recommended smartphones includes low-end, midrange, and flagship models to let all market segments reap the benefits of next-gen technology.
ViLTE and VoLTE
Aside from fast and reliable internet access, DITO’s breakthrough connectivity, along with its recommended smartphones, is also providing consumers with other beneficial innovations, among which are video over LTE and voice over LTE. DITO prides itself as a telecommunications company in the Philippines that offers both ViLTE and VoLTE to consumers.
VoLTE allows users to make clear phone calls while enjoying fast data connection through LTE and long battery life. ViLTE, meanwhile, enables users to make video calls without the need of using a video calling mobile application. Every ViLTE call is charged as regular DITO-to-DITO phone calls. To use ViLTE, users just have to dial a DITO number with a ViLTE-compatible smartphone and switch to video call mode.
Committed to bringing breakthrough connectivity to Filipino consumers, DITO Telecommunity is continuing to grow its coverage across the Philippines. DITO’s coverage is now available in over 600 cities and over 90,000 sales channels across Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao, including 24 DITO Experience Stores nationwide.
To learn more about new areas covered by DITO and new devices recommended to maximize its network, visit the company’s official website, Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram accounts.
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