23 Oct PLDT Completes Fiber Optic Expansion Project in Mindanao
Internet network giant, PLDT Inc., has just reached the completion of its 300-kilometer fiber-optic expansion project worth P1-Billion in Mindanao that is expected to improve connectivity and internet-user experience of its customers.
In an article from Rappler.com, the fiber infrastructure encompasses several regions in Mindanao particularly the provinces of Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Davao del Norte, and Davao del Sur which was installed underground so that it will become less vulnerable to strong winds, falling trees, and other natural calamities and unforeseen events that might affect its operation and connectivity.
PLDT Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Manuel Pangilinan said that the completion of the project will pave the way for a competitive voice, data, and multimedia services that PLDT customers will be enjoying especially those who are subscribed to fixed and mobile phone networks.
The newly installed fiber optics cables will also boost the existing internet connection in Cagayan de Oro City to Malaybalay, Davao, Bayugan, and Butuan.
PLDT also said the new fiber optic facility is targeted towards adding 400 Gbps capacity by the end of this year to the Domestic Fiber Optic Network (DFON) around the area that has over 300 gigabits per second (Gbps) for the time being.
On the other hand, PLDT Chief Revenue Officer Eric Alberto said that the more improved internet connection is opening up more commercial opportunities within the region through PLDT’s expanded network capacity and the resulting high-quality standard of services for both consumers and businesses alike.
PLDT has also announced its plans to expand its fiber-powered fixed-line network to 80% this year so that it would be able to service about 4 million residences. In addition, it is also set to deploy a hybrid technology that will allow its customers who are connected via copper cable to enjoy the faster internet speed of fiber technology.