Tech firms tie up with PLDT to offer first mesh Wi-Fi system for PH homes

Star Telecom Alliance Resources Inc. (STAR Inc.), the local distributor of TP-Link network products, through its sister company First Telecom, have teamed up with PLDT Home to provide Filipinos with the first mesh Wi-Fi system through their Whole Home WIFI Plan offer.

PLDT Home’s Whole Home Wi-Fi plan includes 50 Mbps of Fibr Broadband connection and 3 TP-Link Deco M5 devices — eliminating dead spots in all corners of every room, giving the subscribers strong and full internet coverage at home.

TP-Link’s Deco M5 enables users to experience strong connectivity by identifying the optimal path a data packet must follow to connect to network. It is a complete Wi-Fi system which uses three or more bands that act like routers that users can place at different places at home to deliver seamless Internet connection in up to 1,500 square feet.

“PLDT only partners with trusted and reputable technology providers who share with us the same vision of making good quality products and offers available to more families including TP-Link’s Deco M5 which enables PLDT Home’s Whole-Home WiFi solution,” PLDT SVP and head of consumer business market development Oscar Enrico Reyes Jr. said.

“Our partners from STAR Inc. and First Telecom also provide the needed local support further enhancing our capabilities to provide the best solutions for our customers,” Reyes added.

“STAR Inc. and First Tel are proud to partner with PLDT Home in providing the first local whole home Wi-Fi system,” STAR Inc. president Michael Chen said. “It’s an efficient and innovative technology and we’re excited to be the first to share it in the local market.”

Earlier this year, the company rolled out StarCart ‘Kiosk-on- Wheels’, a demo and point-of-sale booth, to make affordable and quality devices from Starmobile, JUMPU, Starcube, and TP-Link more accessible to the public.

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