Philippines on the brink of independent tower lift-off
Operators and investors are ready, but DICT and towercos still need to take the final step
For the last couple of years, much tower industry attention has been on the Philippines after President Rodrigo Duterte announced his intention of developing a Common Tower Policy for the country. New entrant Dito, who has recently received its license to operate, and the massive need for connectivity and coverage has made the archipelago very attractive for infrastructure developers and investors, but none of them have been able to rollout a single tower yet. TowerXchange headed to the country’s chaotic capital to find out what are the plans of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) and sat down with the MNOs to discuss their views and position towards the imminent emergence of the tower industry in The Philippines.