The new Dito Telecommunity Corp. data center, which is set to start construction in three months in Clark Global City, is expected to generate up to 4,500 jobs once complete. Dito, formerly called Mislatel, recently obtained backing from the Philippine government to become the country’s third major telecommunications company and break the duopoly of PLDT Inc. and Globe Telecom Inc. Dito said the center, inspired by Google’s campus-style headquarters, is a “critical component” to rolling out its services.
The new data center will house the company’s operational departments, network operations, call centers and research and development offices. Dito said that it intends to hire 800 Filipinos within the first year after the center starts operations, and up to 4,500 by its fifth year. According to Dennis Uy, Dito chairman, the data center’s construction reflects its commitment to providing world-class telecommunications services. The center will feature cutting-edge technologies, including high-end 5G capabilities and top-tier data center infrastructure systems, said Adel Tamano, Dito chief administrative officer.