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APEC gets up to 8.5Gbps connection from PLDT




Asia-Pacific Economic Council (APEC) meetings in Metro Manila are in for a treat from the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT) as the telecom-giant in the Philippines will provide up to 8.5Gbps of internet connection for the 8,000 delegates of the said event.

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As said in a press release posted on the company’s website, the key areas of the summit in Manila has been furnished with reliable internet. Starting off with the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC), PLDT is giving 3Gbps of fiber connectivity with 100 units of top-notch access points throughout the area. International and local media at the nearby World Trade Center, on the other hand, can get access to through PLDT’s I-Gate service.

Even when not in meetings, delegates can use their hotel’s Wi-Fi service seamlessly as PLDT gives a boost to their services of up to 100Mbps.

As for consumers, PLDT has started offering 1Gbps service to select areas as they continue to roll out next-generation internet speed with their fiber network.



This article was contributed by Daniel Morial, a film school graduate and technology enthusiast. He's the geeky encyclopedia and salesman among his friends for anything tech.

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22 Responses

  1. John Nieurzyla says:

    I wonder how many are getting cut off so they can provide this service.

    • DG says:

      sabi niya iniisip niya kung ilang customer ba naputulan ng internet connection para lang maibigay lang yung ganyang bilis sa apec.

    • Justin says:

      I think none of the subscribers will be negatively affected, PLDT has evaluated it before they roll-out that connection for APEC. 8.5Gbps is just nothing to be worried of, the capacity of their network is way bigger than that.

      They can offer to their enterprise client a 10Gbps of leased fiber line through i-Gate. And they can support multiple clients that will get 10Gbps connection.

  2. Cha Espiritu says:

    they will get the boost from other users. Poor thinking PLDT. .LOSERS!

  3. hee hee says:

    Hindi po yan libre galing sa PLDT. Ang laki po ng binayad ng office of the president para dyan at sa ibang APEC events sa ibang lugar sa bansa. Andun din si Globe nagpoprovide kasama sa binayaran ng gobyerno ng ilang daang milyon. Btw, it’s not the same FTTH technology that is being used for these services.

  4. pong says:

    8.5gbps pero may cap ng 1 gig a day lol jk

  5. BIKTIMA KAMI LAHAT NG SUN CELLULAR says:

    HAYyy NAKUuu… !!! parang onyok lang

    AS ALWAYS, PLDT WILL AGAIN DEPRIVED THE POOR & THE COMMON SUBSCRIBERS THE SERVICE THAT THEY HAVE ALREADY PAID FOR & INSTEAD PRIORITIZE THE RICH.

    JUST THE SAME OLD STORY OF PLDT STEALING FROM THE POOR & GIVING INSTEAD TO THE RICH.

    WHAT’S NEW GUYS?

    IS THIS PNOY’S & MAR ROXAS’ TUWID NA DAAN?

    WE THINK THIS IS INSTEAD THE NOW FAMOUS – “TWERK NA DAAN” !!!

    HAYYY NAKUUU… !!!

  6. NotaSheep says:

    No wonder my connection is so slow, F*CKING BASTARDS!

  7. Easy E says:

    Pabibo. Pasikat.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Just like what the government is doing on EDSA. There is a priority APEC lane and those for the general public. The APEC delegates are given faster access while the public gets affected and gets slower access. The same will happen to existing PLDT internet subscribers.

  9. It’s more “Papogi” in the Philippines.

  10. BIKTIMA KAMI LAHAT NG SUN CELLULAR says:

    HAYyyy NAKUuuu …

    THIS IS THE ESSENCE OF PNOY’S & MAR ROXAS’ “TUWID NA DAAN” :

    FOR THE RICH :
    – EXCLUSIVE, FAST & PATROLLED APEC LANES IN EDSA
    – EXCLUSIVE, SUPER FAST & SECURED 8.5 GBPS INTERNET ACCESS
    – PHP 10 BILLION BUDGET SOURCED FROM THE POOR FILIPINOS’ MONEY
    – 5-STAR HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS FOR ALL FOREIGN GUESTS & VISITORS
    – 5-STAR LEVEL SUMPTUOUS MEALS FOR ALL THE FOREIGN GUESTS & VISITORS

    FOR THE POOR :
    – SECONDARY, NARROW, SLOW & TRAFFIC PLAGUED ROUTES IN EDSA
    – DIAL-UP-LIKE SUPER SLOW 256 KBPS INTERNET CONNECTIONS
    – BELOW HUMANE LEVEL SALARY STANDARDIZATION LAW FOR THE PH GOVERNMENT WORKERS
    – INHUMANE FILTHY BUNKHOUSES FOR THE YOLANDA VICTIMS THE LAST 2-YEARS
    – ANIMAL-FEED-LIKE FOOD FOR THE TYPHOON DISASTER EVACUEES

    IS THE ABOVE THE REAL ESSENCE & MEANING OF THE “TUWID NA DAAN”?

    DO WE STILL NEED ANY FURTHER PROOF OF WHAT PNOY & MAR ROXAS REALLY ASPIRE & OFFER FOR THE PH PEOPLE ???

    LET US ALL RETHINK OUR OWN CHOICES FOR THE 2016 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS.

    WHAT WE SEE & HEAR FROM THE TV CAMPAIGN ADVERTISEMENTS ARE NOT TRUE.

    THESE COMMERCIALS ARE JUST MEANT TO DECEIVE THE VOTES OF THE POOR & TO SERVE THE AMBITIONS OF THE RICH.

    NO WONDER THEY ARE CALLED “PAID ADVERTISEMENTS” !!!

    HAVE YOU GIVEN THIS THING A CLOSE & DEEPER THOUGHT ???

    ITS ALL ABOUT THE MONEY, MONEY, MONEY & MORE MONEY…

    THESE RICH CANDIDATES HAVE STOLEN BIG FROM THE POOR, JUST TO USE THEIR LOOT TO FURTHER DECEIVE THE POOR & MAKE THEM SUFFER MORE & BE SUPER DEPENDENT ON THE RICH…
    AND THEN, THEY ARE ALL DEAD…

    A NEVER ENDING CYCLE…

    AND ALL THE WHILE, THE FILTHY RICH GETS EVEN RICHER AT THE EXPENSE OF THE GREATER POOR PH PEOPLE, ALL OVER AGAIN…

    DO WE STILL NEED ANY MORE PROOF OF WHAT THE “TUWID NA DAAN” REALLY MEAN & WHAT IT IS GIVING TO US FILIPINOS.

    HAYyyy NAKUuuu

    UTANG NA LOOB !!!

    MAG-ISIP ISIP TAYO SA PAGBOTO

    KAPAG MAY NAGLALAGAY, KUHANIN ANG PERA…

    PERO IBOTO ANG TAMA !!!

    DI BA ???

    HAYyyy NAKUuuu…

  11. sand says:

    kaya naman pala mag provide ng mabilis na internet, INIIPIT LANG NILA . . sinasadya. . .may capability naman pala sila mag provide ng ganon kabilis, bat hindi pa ginawa dati?? -_- nagpapataas lang ng presyo sila, tapos pag mabilis na connections, mas mahal babayaran . . tapos pag may mga bisita ang Pilipinas ipagyayabang nila na mabilis internet. . tapos mga subscribers, mababagal . . . .BAKA icharge pa nila yan sa mga subscribers huh .. .

    • Asa Ka Pa !!! says:

      Obvious ba…

      Sa PLDT ang mabilis na internet service ay para lang sa mga MAYAYAMAN !!!

      Mayaman ka ba?

      Kung poor ka… ASA KA PA !!!

      PLDT SUCKS BIGTIME…

  12. BIKTIMA KAMI LAHAT NG SUN CELLULAR says:

    SA TV ADVERTISEMENT NIYA,
    SABI NI MAR ROXAS
    NA ANG IPINAGLALABAN
    DAW NIYA PARA SA
    “TUWID NA DAAN” AY:

    “ANG PANTAY NA LABAN
    PARA SA LAHAT”

    PERO BAKIT GANUN ???
    DITO SA APEC
    PILIT IPINAGHIHIWALAY :
    – ANG LUGAR AT DAAN NG MGA MAYAYAMAN
    – AT KUNG SAAN LANG PUWEDE ANG MGA MAHIHIRAP
    – YUN PANG MGA SOBRANG MAHIRAP INILALAYO AT ITINATAGO !!!

    GANITO BA TALAGA ANG
    GUSTO SABIHIN NI MAR ROXAS
    NA “PANTAY NA LABAN PARA SA
    LAHAT LANG NG MAYAYAMAN” ???

    TOTOO BA YUN ???
    O
    SINUNGALING LANG TALAGA SIYA…

    ANO BA TALAGA ???

    ANG SINASABI AT GINAGAWA AY SADYANG TALIWAS AT MAGKAIBA!!!

    ISANG NAPAKALAKING KAGAGUHAN NG MGA POLITIKONG PILIPINO !!!

  13. Erick Medina says:

    FUCK PLDT switch to TELSTRA

  14. Kata says:

    I haven’t had connection since Saturday. Called PLDT and they said Malate has some network connection. Just find it a little funny since PICC is a few mins away from where I live :))

  15. BIKTIMA KAMI LAHAT NG SUN CELLULAR says:

    HAYyyy NAKUuuu…

    SA PLDT / SMART / SUN :
    “LAGLAG SIGNAL” NA
    “TANIM SAMA NG LOOB” PA
    PARA SA LAHAT NG MGA
    SUBSCRIBERS !!!

    HAYyyy NAKUuuu…

    HIYANG-HIYA NAMAN
    KAMI SA IBINABAYAD
    NAMIN SA INYO !!!

    BAKA IKALUGI NYO PA
    KAPAG INAYOS NYO ANG
    SERBISYO NINYO SA AMIN.

    BUT NOW GUYS…

    THE JUSTICE LEAGUE HAS
    FINALLY ARRIVED IN THE PH…

    WITH AN OPEN MIND & AN OPEN
    HEART, LET US ALL WELCOME
    TELSTRA IN OUR LOCAL SHORES.

    AND WITH OPEN ARMS
    BRING TELSTRA INTO
    OUR HOMES TO BE A
    SOLID PART OF THE
    FILIPINO FAMILY.

    HURRAYyyy….

  16. BIKTIMA KAMI LAHAT NG SUN CELLULAR says:

    SA SUN BROADBAND

    LAGLAG SIGNAL NA

    TANIM SAMA NG LOOB PA

    SA MGA SUBSCRIBERS

    NAGBABAYAD NAMAN SILA ON-TIME

    PERO WALA PA RING MAAYOS NA SIGNAL.

    MAG- COMPLAIN MAN SILA

    PERO PARANG WALA RIN

    KUNDI BINGI O TULOG AY

    PATAY MALI LANG ANG SERVICE.

    KAPAG BAYARAN NA

    HUWAG KANG PAPALYA

    KUNDI UUSIGIN KA

    KULANG NA LANG

    DEATH THREATS MAKAKUHA KA.

    HAYOP KA SUN BROADBAND

    MAMAMATAY KA RIN

    BUHAY KA PA PERO

    KALULUWA MO NASA IMPYERNO NA.

    HIYANG HIYA NAMAN KAMI SA IYO

    KAPWA MO PILIPINO

    INAARGABYADO MO

    MUKHA KANG PERA

    PUT**G IN* MO !!!

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