Chinese envoy says PHL deserves cheaper, faster telecommunication services

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Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Huang Xilian has said that the Philippines deserves cheaper and faster telecommunication services.

“When I was the Chinese Ambassador to ASEAN, I frequently traveled to the 10 member states. I strongly felt that the Philippines needed to develop its telecom services to enhance the people’s welfare and modernize its infrastructure and economy in the information era,” the Chinese envoy said in a statement March 25.

“Glad to see the telecom industry in this country improving impressively in the past few years. DITO – a major telecommunication infrastructure project, participated by China Telecom, has played its part in this process. DITO launched its commercial services in certain parts of the country early this month and will launch in NCR soon,” Huang said.

“This good news comes at an opportune time where virtual communication, work-from-home schemes, and online schooling are more important than ever,” he added.

“I firmly believe the project, once fully completed, will bring better welfare to the Philippine people. It could also contribute to a healthier telecom industry by providing more competitive options and playing its role in solving major internet issues,” the Chinese envoy noted.