PLDT has stepped up its roll-out of fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) facilities in strategic urban centers nationwide with Toledo City in Cebu becoming its first ever “Fibr City” project.
Through a partnership with the Toledo City government, the FTTH roll-out will serve the data connectivity needs of the fast-growing city with its mining industry and burgeoning tourism sector. The promised internet speed is 1 Gigabit per second (Gbps).
PLDT VP and head of Home Business Oscar Reyes Jr. said, “PLDT HOME’s decision to pioneer its first Fibr City in Toledo is part of expansion plans in Central Philippines.”
PLDT is opening a Sales and Service Center on D. Macapagal Highway to serve its growing customer base in the city. Subscription plans start at P1,899 a month.
PLDT is further expanding the reach of its FTTH network by about 80% to 4.4 million homes passed by the end of the year. In this light, PLDT has started to deploy hybrid fiber technologies such as Huawei Technologies’ G.fast which can boost data speeds up to 600-700 Mbps over existing copper lines.
PLDT has invested P300 billion or $6 billion over the last 10 years to roll out an extensive transmission and distribution network infrastructure which now has 150,000 kilometers of fiber optic cables that transport the growing data traffic of its fixed line and mobile networks.