Manila, Philippines, September 4, 2017 – Leading telco and digital
services provider PLDT has further expanded the reach of its fiber-to-the-home
(FTTH) facilities, deploying high-speed broadband services to the key
residential areas of Cavite province, making it the country’s first
Fibr-powered Smart Province.
“PLDT Home Fibr now covers all 23 cities and municipalities of Cavite,”
PLDT FVP and Head of Consumer Business for Market Development Oscar
A. Reyes, Jr. said. “As the country’s first-ever Fibr-powered Smart
Province, Cavite’s residents and businesses now have access to PLDT’s
robust, reliable internet and leading digital services to strengthen
their connections at home and at work.”
PLDT’s FTTH roll-out covers households within Cavite’s bustling residential
areas from Bacoor to General Trias, encompassing Citihomes (Bacoor),
Sea Breeze Subdivision (Cavite City), Legian Subdivision (Imus), Avida
Residences (Dasmariñas), Boston Heights (Kawit), Poblacion/Town Proper
(Alfonso, Amadeo, Magallanes, Maragondon, Mendez, and Ternate), Ponderosa
Leisure Farms (Silang), Alta Monte Subdivision (Tagaytay), Lancaster
Estate (General Trias), and more.
According to Reyes, Caviteños can now enjoy up to 1 Gbps of symmetrical
internet speeds—which means subscribers may download and upload at equal
PLDT Fibr-powered internet also allows subscribers to enjoy world-class
entertainment options from PLDT Home’s all-in-one Roku PoweredTM TVolution
Box which offers over 100 streaming channels including Cignal TV, Netflix,
iflix, and YouTube. PLDT Home Fibr allows seamless and stable streaming
of high-quality, high-definition video content without pixilation.
A Fibr-powered connection also enables Filipino families to tap PLDT
Smart Home services such as the home monitoring system Fam Cam, the
cyber security platform Fam Zone, and the multi-functional kiddie gadget
“PLDT’s efforts to create more Fibr-Powered Smart Cities and Smart
Provinces all over the country are part of our commitment to enrich
the lives of more Filipinos, as well as to create world-class, meaningful
digital experiences for the entire family’s entertainment, convenience,
and security,” Reyes said.
The province-wide FTTH deployment in Cavite is the latest phase in
PLDT’s aggressive fiber expansion program which has transformed key
urban hubs in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao into connected communities.
At the end of June, PLDT’s fiber facilities have passed 3.3 million
homes. PLDT expects to expand its FTTH coverage to about four million
homes passed by the end of 2017. It is also deploying hybrid fiber technologies,
such as Huawei’s G. fast which can boost data speeds up to 600-700 Mbps
over copper lines.
PLDT has invested around P300 billion or nearly US$6 billion over
the last decade to roll out the country’s most extensive fixed and wireless
network infrastructure which now has 150,000 kilometers of fiber optic
cables designed to support the Filipinos’ growing use of fixed and mobile