China Telecom Philippines Looks To Crush PH Telco Market With These Rates
CHINA TELECOM PHILIPPINES – The Philippines has lagged behind most South East Asian countries in terms of internet speed.
Currently, if you wanted to avail of internet plans with high speeds, you need to be ready to shell-out a large sum of your paycheck. Obviously, a large percentage of the public won’t be able to afford such internet plans. However, that may change with the entry of China Telecom PH.
In their Facebook page, the third-largest ISP to enter the Philippines’ telecommunications market, China Telecom, boasted extremely high speeds at a fraction of the current cost.
“Unique To Shanghai, China Telecom’s ultra-high-speed fiber broadband network unparalleled quality, consistency, and efficiency up to a breathtaking 200Mbps”.
Along with this, DITO also posted the possible estimated monthly rates when operations begin in early 2021.
- 30 Mbps – P799/month
- 50 Mbps – P999/month
- 200 Mbps – P1,299/month
Here is the comparison to Globe and Smart’s rates for the same internet speeds:
|30 Mbps||(25Mbps) P1,699||P1,899/Month||P799/month||P1,100|
Previously, San Miguel Corp (SMC) was supposed to have a candidate for the next big telco in the Philippines. However, their assets were taken over by Globe and Smart after failing to get a foreign partner to back up its bid.
The new prices seem to be the best offers the Philippines had ever seen. However, netizens worry that the new ISP might impose the same restrictions it has in China. These include banning of social media sites such as Facebook and YouTube.
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