PLDT reveals plan to launch 10Gbps Home Fibr service from December

22 Nov 2021

PLDT Inc. is looking to deploy a 10Gbps ‘Home Fibr’ service from December, claiming the launch will ‘set the bar for the future of internet speeds in the Philippines placing the country next to first-world nations such as South Korea, Japan, Sweden, Norway, Italy, New Zealand and the USA, in terms of having access to ultra-fast home internet speeds’.

The company is currently piloting the new ultra-fast service in Metro Manila ahead of a planned launch next month, with future plans to deploy 10Gbps services to homes in other key cities outside Metro Manila like Cebu and Davao in 2022. The telco said the commercial launch marks the ‘culmination of PLDT Home’s year-long network expansion program in 2021, in a deliberate move to provide Filipino homes with only the strongest internet connections’.

In the first nine months of this year PLDT added 324,000 new fibre internet subscriptions, closing out the third quarter with a market-leading total of 2.77 million fixed broadband subscriptions. The telco boasts more than 615,000km of fibre-optic infrastructure and an estimated coverage of 12.7 million homes.