PLDT partners search engine giant to launch Google Wifi in the Philippines

26 Oct 2018

Philippine telecoms giant PLDT Inc. has partnered with US-based Google as it looks to improve its capability to deliver broadband services and provide wireless connectivity (Wi-Fi) across the country. Under the plan, the pair have signed a deal allowing the Filipino telco to launch Google Wifi which they claim can deliver the ‘fastest fixed broadband network’ and a ‘seamless home internet experience’. The telco’s new ‘unlimited’ Google Wifi Plan costs PHP3,799 (USD70.7) a month and boasts peak download speeds of up to 50Mbps. In a statement this week (24 October) confirming the initiative, PLDT noted it would take advantage of the mesh networking system which allows Wi-Fi signals to penetrate strategic parts of the end user’s home. ‘This way, you can enjoy consistently strong and fast internet on all of your Wi-Fi enabled devices and smart appliances at every corner of every room,’ PLDT confirmed in the statement. Introduced in 2016, Google Wifi has since been released in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, France, Germany, Australia, Hong Kong and Singapore.