Friday, April 5, 2013

PLDT triples fiber network nationwide

The Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT) is expanding its fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) network to enable ultra-fast broadband connection to more than 300 residential subdivisions all over the country.
"The FTTH broadband connection enables us to offer customers triple play services, not just to access for voice and data, but also for streaming high quality video," stressed PLDT EVP and Head of Home Ariel Fermin.
Among the new areas FTTH covers to date are Laguna, Muntinlupa, and Quezon City in Luzon, Cebu in the Visayas, and Davao in Mindanao region.
Initially, the telco rolled out FTTH to 100 high-end villages in Metro Manila under the service called Fibr, PLDT Home's broadband with speeds of up to 100Mbps.
Apart from fiber-fast connection, customers get to enjoy Hollywood blockbuster movies as part of their subscription.
The new FTTH areas include: Sta. Rosa Estate Phases 1 & 2 in Laguna; Southvale 1&2 and Palms Pointe in Muntinlupa; Manila Southwoods in Cavite; and White Plains and Tierra Pura in Quezon City.
In Visayas and Mindanao, Fibr is now accessible in Cebu Royale Estate, Beverly Hills Subdivision, Pristina North, Bayswater Subdivision, Happy Homes, Ajoya Residences, Deca Baywalk, and Reldo Subdivision in Davao.
"PLDT Fibr enables residential users to have a faster, multi-screen, multi-media experience via dedicated fiber optic cables that are not shared, allowing simultaneous high-speed browsing and high-definition video streaming," the executive explained.
PLDT's 54,000 kilometers of fiber optic cables facilitate the telco's digital services such as Fibr, myDSL, and Telpad.
At present, PLDT is leading the adoption of fiber optic technology to help the Philippines align with other countries that already have ultra high-speed and advanced internet connections, noted PLDT Head of Home Broadband Gary Dujali.
"With Fibr, subscribers can seamlessly stream blockbuster Hollywood movies, play lag-free online gaming and adopt cloud computing," he added.
Accessible in various plans, Fibr is available in Plan 3500 with speed of up to 8Mbps; Plan 5800, up to 20Mbps; Plan 8800, up to 50Mbps; and Plan 20000, up to 100Mbps. These plans include free installation, free Fibr modem, and free PLDT WiFi Zone access with PLDT Telpad subscription.