PLDT, Smart to provide connectivity for ABS-CBN’s May 9 election coverage

Richmond Mercurio - The Philippine Star
PLDT, Smart to provide connectivity for ABS-CBNâs May 9 election coverage
PLDT said it is joining forces with ABS-CBN to deliver real-time broadcast coverage of the May 9 national elections.
STAR / File

MANILA, Philippines — Telco giant PLDT Inc. and its wireless unit Smart Communications Inc. are set to provide ABS-CBN with seamless connectivity for its upcoming election coverage.

PLDT said it is joining forces with ABS-CBN to deliver real-time broadcast coverage of the May 9 national elections.

Leveraging on 5G, PLDT will enable time-critical communication behind the scenes and in the actual live election coverage of ABS-CBN, which requires high reliability and consistent low-latency connectivity on a large scale.

“We thank ABS-CBN for choosing us as their partner in ensuring seamless connectivity for their coverage of the upcoming elections, one of the country’s most important historic events. PLDT and Smart are proud to be a part of this nationwide effort to keep our countrymen connected and informed,” PLDT and Smart president and CEO Alfredo Panlilio said.

PLDT said that through the partnership, it will play an essential role in ABS-CBN’s quest to redefine next-generation, anytime and anywhere entertainment and news content.

“We thank PLDT and Smart for their continued trust and faith in our news organization and what we stand for. We look forward to more collaborations with PLDT and Smart in the future as we all aim to keep our kababayans informed, connected, and empowered as citizens of a democratic country,” ABS-CBN president and CEO Carlo Katigbak said.

Through PLDT Enterprise, PLDT has been serving the Lopez Group, including ABS-CBN and SkyCable, as one of the company’s top valued clients.

These services are underpinned by PLDT’s fiber infrastructure, which also supports Smart’s nationwide mobile network.

ABS-CBN’s “Halalan 2022: The ABS-CBN News Special Coverage” will begin its marathon livestreaming on the ABS-CBN News YouTube Channel and news.abs-cbn.com at 5 a.m. on May 9 until 12 noon on May 10.




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