As the demand for high-speed broadband internet increases in the country, PLDT reinvigorates its fixed line services by powering it with fiber optic technologies.
During a technical briefing on Wednesday, PLDT-Smart Technology Group Head Rolando Peña said that fiber optic technology allows the fixed line network to transmit voice, data, and video over the internet at much higher bandwidths, faster speeds, and better quality.
“This enables us to offer advanced multi-media communications services not only through our fixed line network through fiber-to-the-home services but also through our mobile network using services like Long Term Evolution or LTE,” he added.
PLDT is also “fibering” its network from end-to-end which means they’re bringing fiber technology to the home, enterprises and cell sites. “The closer the fiber, the bigger the available bandwidth,” Peña said. PLDT’s total fiber optic network has already reached 54,000 kilometers, the most extensive in the country and four times more than what the competition is building.
Meanwhile, Smart Communications Inc. has already connected 100% of its cell sites in NCR to the PLDT group’s fiber infrastructure as part of its Fiber in the Loop (FITL) project. “With 100% of our Metro Manila network now ‘fibered’, Smart can further improve its range of wireless services and technologies such as LTE, HSPA+, 3G, and even 2G,” said Peña.