With the recent internet service interruptions experienced nationwide, it’s a given that customers are clamoring for better services and access to the internet. The good news is that Cignal TV and Radius Telecoms have partnered to give us RED Broadband, the newest unlimited fiber broadband and pay-TV service provider in town. RED Broadband was made as a response to the nation’s growing need for more broadband options.
RED Broadband offers an unlimited fiber Internet and Pay TV plan for as low as P1,299 per month. They are positioning themselves as a direct competitor to SkyBroadband, another combined fiber broadband and pay-TV service owned by the Lopez group of companies. The company has yet to announce when their internet services will be available for customers to apply a connection to.
Radius Telecoms, Inc. is the only telecommunications carrier in the country that offers an end-to-end fiber optic platform. The company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) that is part of the Manny Pangilinan-led Metro Pacific Investments Corp. While Cignal TV Inc. is the country’s premier Direct-to-Home satellite provider that transmits 120 channels, including free-to-air, SD, and HD channels to households nationwide. Cignal is a subsidiary of MediaQuest Holdings under the PLDT Beneficial Trust Fund, which is also part of the Pangilinan conglomerate.
Radius Telecoms COO Jenevi L. Dela Paz, Meralco President and CEO Ray C. Espinosa, Radius Telecoms President and CEO Exequiel C. Delgado, Cignal TV President and CEO Robert P. Galang, and Cignal TV CFO John L. Andal signed an agreement in February to realize this new internet service offering by Cignal TV. The group said in a statement, “Spending more of our lives online due to the pandemic, there is a crying need for faster and more reliable Internet access for online education and work from home needs.”