Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Cavite becomes first PLDT Fibr-powered Smart Province

Leading telco and digital services provider PLDT has further expanded the reach of its fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) facilities, deploying high-speed broadband services to the key residential areas of Cavite province, making it the country’s first Fibr-powered Smart Province.

“PLDT Home Fibr now covers all 23 cities and municipalities of Cavite,” PLDT FVP and Head of Consumer Business for Market Development Oscar A. Reyes, Jr. said. “As the country’s first-ever Fibr-powered Smart Province, Cavite’s residents and businesses now have access to PLDT’s robust, reliable internet and leading digital services to strengthen their connections at home and at work.”

PLDT’s FTTH roll-out covers households within Cavite’s bustling residential areas from Bacoor to General Trias, encompassing Citihomes (Bacoor), Sea Breeze Subdivision (Cavite City), Legian Subdivision (Imus), Avida Residences (Dasmariñas), Boston Heights (Kawit), Poblacion/Town Proper (Alfonso, Amadeo, Magallanes, Maragondon, Mendez, and Ternate), Ponderosa Leisure Farms (Silang), Alta Monte Subdivision (Tagaytay), Lancaster Estate (General Trias), and more.

According to Reyes, Caviteños can now enjoy up to 1 Gbps of symmetrical internet speeds—which means subscribers may download and upload at equal high-speed.

PLDT Fibr-powered internet also allows subscribers to enjoy world-class entertainment options from PLDT Home’s all-in-one Roku PoweredTM TVolution Box which offers over 100 streaming channels including Cignal TV, Netflix, iflix, and YouTube. PLDT Home Fibr allows seamless and stable streaming of high-quality, high-definition video content without pixilation.

A Fibr-powered connection also enables Filipino families to tap PLDT Smart Home services such as the home monitoring system Fam Cam, the cyber security platform Fam Zone, and the multi-functional kiddie gadget Smart Watch.

“PLDT’s efforts to create more Fibr-Powered Smart Cities and Smart Provinces all over the country are part of our commitment to enrich the lives of more Filipinos, as well as to create world-class, meaningful digital experiences for the entire family’s entertainment, convenience, and security,” Reyes said.

The province-wide FTTH deployment in Cavite is the latest phase in PLDT’s aggressive fiber expansion program which has transformed key urban hubs in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao into connected communities. At the end of June, PLDT’s fiber facilities have passed 3.3 million homes.  PLDT expects to expand its FTTH coverage to about four million homes passed by the end of 2017. It is also deploying hybrid fiber technologies, such as Huawei’s G. fast which can boost data speeds up to 600-700 Mbps over copper lines.

PLDT has invested around P300 billion or nearly US$6 billion over the last decade to roll out the country’s most extensive fixed and wireless network infrastructure which now has 150,000 kilometers of fiber optic cables designed to support the Filipinos’  growing use of fixed and mobile data.

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