Telco giant PLDT Inc. and its wireless subsidiary Smart Communications have further expanded their fiber-to-the-home services to serve more barangays across the country.
As of end-September, PLDT’s FTTH rollout covered 17,000 barangays, representing about 40 percent of the total barangays in the Philippines.
The PLDT Group plans to accelerate its network rollout in Mindanao to add around 6,000 fiber ports particularly in Davao de Oro, Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur, Davao Occidental, Davao Oriental and Davao City, and more Smart wireless sites, within the year.
In the first nine months of the year, Smart scaled up its network in Northern Mindanao with the rollout of additional sites and base stations in the cities of Cagayan de Oro and Iligan, and additional LTE base stations in the provinces of Bukidnon, Misamis Oriental, Misamis Occidental and Lanao del Norte.
“Our stepped-up rollout in Mindanao and across the country is aligned with our commitment to deliver leveled-up services to more Filipinos nationwide,” said Eric Santiago, PLDT Network head.
Smart’s mobile network is supported by PLDT’s fiber infrastructure, the most extensive in the country. As of end-September, PLDT expanded its total fiber footprint to about 1.091 million kilometers.