Source: Manila Bulletin

President Rodrigo Duterte wanted a 3rd telecommunication player in the country to provide better service for Filipino people. The fulfillment of his promise happened when he awarded the Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (CPCN) to Dennis Uy, founder of the Udenna Corporation.

The awarding ceremony was held in Malacañang Palace on Monday afternoon. Mislatel has been submitting their requirements to operate as the 3rd telco in the Philippines for many months now.

Mislatel Consortium promised to offer an average of 55 Mbps internet speed covering 84% of the population in 5 years.

Spokesperson Tamano said Mislatel will begin producing SIM cards and accepting subscribers by 2020.

“We are eyeing 2020, so by next year, the exact month I can’t give you that because there are many dependencies. But as soon as we can, humanly possibly, humanly possible hold this out and start commercial operations, we’ll start,” he said.

Mislatel is certain that they can provide Filipinos 5G internet connection.

“We’re very confident. First thing is that what we’re rolling out is the 4G network but a higher version of 4G, this is 4G VOLTE or voice over LTE, so this is 4G, high definition voice,”