PLDT Home launches 10Gbps FAST Hub service

29 Jun 2022

Consumer division PLDT Home has launched a new FAST (Fiber Accelerated Speed Tech) Hub service, promising peak speeds of up to 10Gbps, and claiming a first in the Philippines. Whilst no details on tariff plans or service charges have been published, PLDT Home is inviting interested parties to fill out the online form at www.pldthome.com/10000mbps to learn more.

As previously reported by CommsUpdate, in November 2021 PLDT revealed it was looking to deploy a 10Gbps ‘Home Fibr’ service from December that year, claiming the launch would ‘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 piloted the new ultra-fast service in Metro Manila ahead of a planned launch, with future plans to deploy 10Gbps services to homes in other key cities outside Metro Manila like Cebu and Davao in 2022. Though the launch in other areas may be pushed back – given that PLDT’s original launch date has slipped roughly six months – telco previously claimed the commercial launch would mark 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’.