Philippine integrated telco PLDT Inc. (PLDT) has extended the reach of its fixed and wireless networks to enhance the experience of its broadband and mobile customers across the country.
“The design of our network architecture ensures that we are continuously leveling up the Quality of Service and Quality of Experience being delivered to our customers consistently and reliably,” said Roderick Santiago, head of Network at PLDT and Smart.
As of end-2022, PLDT’s fiber infrastructure reached approximately 1.1 million kilometers, consisting of over 231,000 kilometers of international fiber and around 866,000 kilometers of domestic fiber. This infrastructure also supports Smart Communications Inc. (Smart)’s approximately 76,500 base stations, including more than 7,200 5G base stations and close to about 38,800 LTE base stations nationwide.
“This year we are furthering our network modernization plans, to serve our customers best, to keep them connected, and to make our services available to the unconnected,” Santiago said.
PLDT’s fiber infrastructure is present in 68% of the country’s cities and municipalities, passing some 17.2 million homes, while Smart covers 97% of the population with its 3G, LTE, and 5G networks.