ArrowArtboardCreated with Sketch.Title ChevronTitle ChevronIcon FacebookIcon LinkedinIcon Mail ContactPath LayerIcon MailPositive ArrowIcon Print

Philippine telco hires US company to ease China spying fears

Dito Telecommunity earmarks $20m for cybersecurity

Dito Telecommunity is aiming to break the Philippines' longstanding telecom duopoly. (Source photos from Reuters and screenshot of Dito Telecommunity's website)

MANILA -- China Telecom's Philippine affiliate has enlisted U.S. company Fortinet as a key cybersecurity partner in a bid to allay fears over potential spying by Beijing.

Dito Telecommunity, a joint venture between state-owned China Telecom and Davao tycoon Dennis Uy, a campaign donor to President Rodrigo Duterte, is building its network after winning a bid in 2018 to be country's third major telecom player.

Sponsored Content

About Sponsored Content This content was commissioned by Nikkei's Global Business Bureau.

Discover the all new Nikkei Asia app

  • Take your reading anywhere with offline reading functions
  • Never miss a story with breaking news alerts
  • Customize your reading experience

Nikkei Asian Review, now known as Nikkei Asia, will be the voice of the Asian Century.

Celebrate our next chapter
Free access for everyone - Sep. 30

Find out more