PLDT to offer FTTH in 2009

26 May 2009

Filipino incumbent Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT) has revealed plans to offer fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) internet services this year, in what it claims will be the most advanced platform for residential broadband in the country. The fibre-optic network will effectively replace legacy copper wire infrastructure with initial tests showing that PLDT’s FTTH network will offer speeds of up to 94.86Mbps (downlink) and 69.39Mbps (uplink). ‘The new platform will be able to deliver simultaneously voice, video and data services at much higher speeds and larger capacities than DSL or cable technologies,’ it said in a statement. FTTH will initially be targeted at high-bandwidth residential customers with pilot trials already under way in parts of Bonifacio Global City, Forbes Park, Urdaneta Village, Ayala Alabang, Dasmariñas Village, Wack Wack, Ayala Heights, Valle Verde and certain areas covered by PLDT Subictel and PLDT Clarktel.