Telecoms and digital services leader PLDT has stepped up its fiber-to-the-home
(FTTH) roll-out in the country’s key urban centers by deploying
its FTTH facilities in Naga City, providing world-class internet services
to the heart of Bicol and the first ‘Fibr City’ in the region.
With the FTTH roll-out, PLDT Home Fibr is now available to Nagueños,
allowing them to experience high-speed equal upload and download speeds
as they enjoy a wide range of compelling entertainment and gaming content
from PLDT Home partners and renowned providers like iflix, Netflix,
Fox+, and iWant TV, among others, for as low as P1,899 per month.
Families will also have added peace of mind with home security devices
such as the home monitoring system Fam Cam, the cyber security platform
Fam Zone and the multi-functional kiddie gadget Smart Watchwhich parents
can use to track and contact their kids.
Naga City Vice Mayor Nelson Legacion said: “Strong partnerships
are key to the growth of any major city, and we are honored to have
PLDT, the Philippines’ telco leader on our side. Naga City is
proud to be Fibr-powered.”
To provide the latest telco and digital products and services to
more businesses and residents in Naga City, PLDT has opened its first
Retail Store there. Conveniently located at Centro Square, Peñafrancia
Avenue, the spacious PLDT store allows customers to directly experience
PLDT Home’s products and services as well as transact business
with greater ease and speed.
“Customers will enjoy unique features and innovative services
inside the new PLDT Retail Store,” Reyes said.
These include the Infotouch, a self-care kiosk where they can view
and print their PLDT bills; a digital menuboard where they can shop
for PLDT products; giant interactive screens where they can surf and
play using a 32” Telpad; and, a cozy lounge with 50” video
wall where they can watch Cignal TV channels as they wait for their
turn to transact business.
Naga City is the latest leg in PLDT Home’s aggressive nationwide
FTTH expansion program. Earlier this year, PLDT completed its first-ever “Fibr
City” project in Toledo City in Cebu which was followed by General
Santos, the first “Fibr City” in Mindanao.
With a footprint of around 2.8 million homes passed as of end-2016,
PLDT is further expanding the reach of its FTTH network to about 4.4
million homes passed by the end of the year. It is also deploying hybrid
fiber technologies, such as Huawei’s G.fast, over its existing
copper lines which can boost data speeds of current subscribers up to
PLDT has invested P300 billion or $6 billion over the last 10 years
to roll out the country’s most 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