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PLDT rolls out massive fiber network in Cavite province

Richmond Mercurio - The Philippine Star
PLDT rolls out massive fiber network in Cavite province
PLDT, through its business arm PLDT Enterprise and wireless unit Smart, will activate the Cavite Managed Broadband Network Service, an end-to-end solution that will enable world-class internet to the province’s 23 cities and municipalities.
STAR / File

MANILA, Philippines — Telco giant PLDT Inc. has teamed up with the local government of Cavite to help realize the province’s digital roadmap of becoming a ‘‘Smart City’’ through the rollout of a massive fiber network.

PLDT, through its business arm PLDT Enterprise and wireless unit Smart, will activate the Cavite Managed Broadband Network Service, an end-to-end solution that will enable world-class internet to the province’s 23 cities and municipalities.

“The PLDT Group is extending its support in laying the groundwork for Cavite’s vision of becoming a Smart City. We are delighted to commence this advancement which is a massive move for the development of Cavite,” PLDT chairman Manuel V. Pangilinan said.

The project will connect over 2,504 locations and 4,894 installed access points, through the PLDT’s fiber network supported by ePLDT’s Vitro Data Center, which are strategically provisioned all over Cavite using the Smart WiFi platform.

The fiberization project includes the provisioning of a fully underground fiber optic cable backbone that will provide free internet access to over 23 cities and municipalities, 129 public elementary and secondary schools, and 42 public places around the city and municipal halls.

“We feel honored to be in this partnership and are happy to assist the province of Cavite as they implement effective programs for the overall improvement of their public services.  PLDT and Smart fully commit to the materialization of this project and envision amazing progress for Cavite through this innovation,” PLDT and Smart president and CEO Alfredo Panlilio said.

Cavite Governor Jonvic Remulla said he recognizes the role of digital innovation in furthering progress.

“Thus, a connected Cavite has always been my vision for our constituents. I’m grateful to PLDT Enterprise and Smart for this partnership and I’m confident that their assistance can make our vision of becoming a Smart City possible,” Remulla said.

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