Telco giant PLDT. is bringing better connectivity to the residents and visitors of popular tourist destination Siargao Island with the expansion of its domestic fiber optic network.
PLDT said it has started its submarine cable laying activities on the islands of Socorro and Siargao in the Mindanao region, while complementary inland fiber cable installations are also happening in the towns of Santa Monica and Del Carmen in Siargao Island.
Following soon are fiber cable deployments in other Siargao towns and the Dinagat Islands.
With its fiber presence in Siargao Island, PLDT will be able to offer fiber-to-the-home services to support the internet needs of homes, resorts, and businesses.
It will also enhance Smart Communications’ mobile network services on the island, particularly for LTE and 5G.
Fiber connectivity will boost the island’s bid to support other industries, such as IT and business process outsourcing (BPOs), as it continues to recover from the effects of Super Typhoon Odette late last year.
“The deployment of fiber in the island of Siargao is part of our long-standing commitment to connect our country’s islands and provide quality connectivity to more Filipinos, as data and connectivity become increasingly integral to our post-pandemic next normal,” PLDT head of Technology Mario Tamayo said.
“In addition to ensuring that our countrymen have access to fast and reliable home and mobile services powered by fiber connectivity to enable hybrid workplaces, remote learning and e-commerce even in islands like Siargao, this project will also enhance the resiliency of our network by providing alternate routes for data traffic, making sure our customers are always connected,” Tamayo added.
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