PLDT rolls out home fiber to more key centers
Richmond Mercurio (The Philippine Star) - July 21, 2019 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines —  Telco and digital services provider PLDT Inc. continues to expand its fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) services in the country’s key urban centers to provide more homes and businesses with access to faster internet services.

PLDT said its FTTH rollout continued in the first half, covering villages across all municipalities in Metro Manila, such as Makati, Muntinlupa, Las Piñas, Parañaque, Quezon City, Mandaluyong, San Juan, Pasig and Taguig.

“Fiber remains the ideal solution to the connectivity needs of fast growing urban communities such as those in Metro Manila. PLDT Home Fibr establishes the strongest connections and top-of-the-line services that benefit both homes and businesses,” PLDT and Smart senior vice president and consumer business market development head Oscar Reyes Jr. said.

With PLDT Home Fibr, residents in villages where FTTH has been rolled out can enjoy fiber-fast internet speeds of as much as one gigabit per second.

Such internet speeds would allow them to download movies and videos in seconds, browse multiple websites quickly, and play online games without any lags, PLDT said.

PLDT’s FTTH rollout to more urban centers in Metro Manila is part of the company’s aggressive fiber expansion program nationwide.

It has already transformed key urban areas into “PLDT Fibr Cities” starting with Toledo City in Cebu, General Santos in Mindanao, Naga City in the Bicol region, as well as central business districts like Rockwell Makati and Bonifacio Global City, while Cavite and Bataan became the “Smart provinces.”

In the first quarter, PLDT further expanded the coverage of its fiber-powered, fixed line broadband network to 6.7 million homes passed,  up  six percent year on year.

The total number of fiber ports reached 3.02 million ports, including 1.61 million that are available for new customers.

PLDT also bolstered the total footprint of its fiber optic cable network to 259,000 kilometers, six percent higher than last year.

Supporting these initiatives is the ongoing modernization and expansion of PLDT’s fixed and mobile networks under its historic-high P78.4 billion capital expenditure program this year.

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