There are many cybersecurity concerns and a fear that China might be spying on electronic devices or a variety of similar solutions. DITO is preparing its launch in 2021, and in doing so, they already started working with a company from the US named Fortinet in order to bring in better cybersecurity solutions at this time. They are also prone to working with 12 other companies that will bring in their own cyber security solutions to assist and showcase the best possible value and quality on the market at this particular time.
One thing to note about China Telecom is that while it does work with DITO, they don’t have a majority. DITO is in control now, so they are focused on getting some cybersecurity solutions that will help the company to grow and expand at its own pace. This is very helpful and it has the potential to bring in that much-needed growth and value for the long term.
However, DITO has an infrastructure that’s powered mostly by a variety of Chinese companies. They are supplying the other top telecom companies in the country as well. That’s why they are working with Fortinet in order to eliminate the concern of potential customers. Since some customers have a fear that the info will enter Chinese hands, the company did hire an US based cybersecurity company that will help ease the fear and really focus on keeping information available at all times to ensure it all works in a proper manner.
The company is allowed to build towers in military camps, but they do have more than 800 towers from the 1300 needed to cover 37% of the population. They will spend 27 billion pesos the next year to improve the network, expand it and also implement a good infrastructure. It’s a process that will take some time and effort, but the benefits are clear and they are going to impress us more than we imagine.
Since the country itself has disputes with China over the South China Sea, it’s important to make sure that at least the digital solutions are working as expected. Most of them do, but we can expect challenges that can appear from these systems, which can appear in the long term. For the time being, things work closely to what was expected, but the fact that DITO works with an US company to offer cyber security assistance is going to help.
There are many things at stake, considering that the company has a commercial launch set for March 2021. While the date is quite close, there are still many things to do as we saw earlier. They still need to improve on some of the systems, and there are some kinks to work on. But as a whole, the potential brought by the system is impressive, and we can expect things to work even better than they do at this time. At the end of the day, it’s still notable to see DITO appeal to customer concerns and understanding them!