Anything that is free is very, very much welcome. That’s how PLDT is taking care of its customers because in the next 18 months all ADSL customers will be upgraded to Fiber, for free.
According to PLDT Chairman, President and CEO Manuel V. Pangilinan: “Covid-19 has set our agenda for the foreseeable future. At the outset, our task was clearly to keep people connected as the country went into lockdown. Moving forward, we will grow our business by helping our customers – and the country – rebuild their lives and livelihoods with powerful connectivity like fiber, 4G and now 5G, combined with innovative digital solutions.”
During the lockdowns, PLDT Home gave its Fibr customers a free speed boost of at least 25 Mbps and double-the-data packages for fixed wireless subscribers.
“PLDT Home Fibr enables subscribers to explore a wider variety of online activities at home on multiple devices for seamless HD quality streaming, lag-free gaming, among many other services,” PLDT Home Senior Vice President Menardo G. Jimenez, Jr. said.
He added, “Subscribers of PLDT Home Fibr can send data from their device as fast as they can receive it from others. Uploading is necessary when sending files via emails, conducting meetings via video-calls, backing up data to online or cloud storage services, or for playing online games.”
In the same season, while everybody is staying at home, PLDT’s network operations made adjustments in its work processes and gradually scaled up its ability to build and repair.
PLDT reports that it has covered some 7.8 million homes passed by in the first half of 2020, up 8% from end-2019. The total number of available fiber-powered ports increased 5% to 3.67 million, with 1.6 million available for new customers.
The total footprint of PLDT’s fiber-optic network has now reached 360,000 kilometers – the country’s most extensive digital data infrastructure.