PLDT launches "Fibr city" in Cebu

telecomasia.net

PLDT has ramped up its FTTH rollout with the launch of what it calls its first “Fibr City” in Cebu, which provides residents of Toledo City with speeds of up to 1Gbps.

The initiative, named after PLDT's Home Fibr branded FTTH service, has been conducted in collaboration with the Toledo City government, BusinessMirror reported.

PLDT has invested $6 billion over the past ten years to roll out 150,000km of fiber infrastructure, and its FTTH services had a footprint of around 2.8 million premises by the end of last year.

Last month, the operator announced plans to expand the reach of the network by around 80% this year, taking the total number of premises passed to around 4.4 million. The operator has also started adopting hybrid fiber technologies such as G.fast to boost data rates significantly over existing copper connections.

By next year, PLDT aims to ensure that all its subscribers are accessing smart home services enabled by the fiber network.

The company selected Toledo City to pioneer the Fibr City concept as part of its expansion plans in Central Philippines, the report states.

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