PLDT widens fiber footprint
Telco giant PLDT Group has increased the coverage of its fiber-power fixed broadband network to 5.07 million homes.
This boosts the group’s capacity to 1.86 million ports, nearing its full-year target of 2.2 million ports.
PLDT rolled out over 29,000 kilometers of fiber cable.
With this rollout, Smart is on track to fulfill its commitment to the National Telecommunications Commission to provide high-speed wireless data services in over 90 percent of the country?s cities and municipalities by the end of the year.
With its extensive fiber coverage, PLDT is transforming entire areas into fiber-enabled “Smart cities”.
Toledo City, Cebu was the first to roll out full coverage of fiber-to-the-home in the area, followed by General Santos City in Mindanao, Naga in the Bicol Region, and South Metro Manila which includes Paranaque and Las Pi?as, East Metro Manila which includes Pasig and Antipolo, and central business districts like Rockwell Makati and Bonifacio Global City.
Cavite became the first ?Smart province? late last year.