PLDT rolls out 700,000 fiber-to-the-home ports nationwide
PLDT has revealed that it increases its fiber capacity to 10.2 million homes passed with its fiber-to-the-home ports now expanding to 700,000 nationwide.
The company now has 25 core data centers, three cable landing stations, and 15 international submarine cable network in the Philippines. According to PLDT, it has the most extensive and advanced digital transport network in the country.
With a network that can deliver up to 1000 Mbps symmetrical speeds, PLDT mentioned that it continues to provide a “superior” customer experience as it levels up the standard of internet speeds in the country.
“Despite the restrictions brought about by the pandemic, PLDT has been relentless in expanding and upgrading our network. Powered by the fastest broadband in the Philippines, our customers can work, study, earn, and enjoy better at home,” said Butch G. Jimenez, Senior Vice President and Head of PLDT Home Business.
This 2021, PLDT has increased its backbone network capacity and allocated PHP 88 to 92 Billion of capital expenditure (CAPEX) for its network build-out.
From 2018 to 2020, PLDT was also named as the fastest fixed network in the Philippines for three consecutive years at the Ookla Speedtest Awards for obtaining the highest Speed Score.
Furthermore, according to Ookla’s Speedtest Intelligence data as of Q1 2021, PLDT also recorded the fastest average fixed download and upload speeds in 16 out of 17 key regions in the Philippines including Metro Manila, Calabarzon, Central Luzon, Central Visayas, Northern Mindanao, Western Visayas, Davao Region, Cordillera Administrative Region, Cagayan Valley, Ilocos Region, Soccsksargen, Eastern Visayas, Zamboanga Peninsula, Caraga, MIMAROPA, and Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM).
“We continuously expand and upgrade our network to serve our customers’
growing demand for data and support all of our internet delivery platforms such as fiber fixed broadband, mobile data services via 4G and 5G, and carrier-grade Wi-Fi,” said Mario Tamayo, PLDT-Smart Senior Vice President for Network Planning and Engineering.
Tamayo also noted that the fiber network expansion supports PLDT’s wireless network by providing high-capacity links for its base stations. “The fiberized base stations allow faster transmission of data that enables customers to experience better digital experience,” Tamayo added.