The Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT) has confirmed that it expanded its Time-Division Long Term Evolution (TD-LTE) network to more than 400 cell sites as of 30 September, more than double the 200 TD-LTE sites that had been installed as of April this year. The expansion covers existing locations such as Cebu, alongside new areas like the province of Bohol and the tourist centre of Boracay, Aklan. Thedeployment also covered other provinces in central and southern Luzon and Mindanao.
In addition, the domestic telecoms giant claimed a total of 1,400 Frequency Division Duplexing (FDD) LTE cell sites in service at end September. All FDD LTE base stations support PLDT’s tri-band LTE strategy, which encompasses the 850MHz, 1800MHz and 2100MHz bands.