In a statement on Monday, PLDT said its modernization program has already begun and will be completed in the next 18 months.
Alfredo Panlilio, PLDT chief revenue officer, said the modernization program will boost the internet service of both PLDT Home and Enterprise customers “at no added cost”.
Menardo Jimenez Jr., PLDT home senior vice president, noted that users of PLDT Home Fibr can send or upload data as fast as they receive or download it, setting it apart from the relatively slow upload speeds of ADSL or DSL lines.
“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," Jimenez said.
During the first half of 2020, PLDT said the total number of fiber-powered ports it has installed all over the country has increased by 5 percent to 3.67 million — 1.6 million of which were installed for new customers.
To date, it said the PLDT fiber-optic network spans a total of 360,000 kilometers, claiming the network is “the country’s most extensive digital data infrastructure”.
Manuel Pangilinan, PLDT chairman, said the company will continue to advance its telecommunications infrastructure in the country to support the country’s needs during the pandemic.