New Philippine telco DITO with Chinese ties denies spying claims

MANILA (Reuters) – A new Philippine telco with Chinese state investment on Thursday described as “truly misplaced” concerns that communications equipment it will install at military camps will be used for spying. China Telecom owns 40% of DITO. But some lawmakers complain DITO could be a “Trojan Horse” for spying, including on a military allied with the United States. Like competitors Globe and PLDT, DITO also uses equipment from Chinese firms Huawei and ZTE. DITO is 60% controlled by Duterte associate Dennis Uy, whose conglomerate Udenna is partnering in big projects with several other Chinese state firms in energy and construction.

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