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MVP: Fiber Network To Reach 4.4 Million Homes By End 2017, 95% Municipalities To Have LTE By End Of 2018

Today is the first day of the Philippine Telecom Summit, and PLDT has given us a few updates on the work and upgrades they’ve been doing in the country.

First off, Fiber. The company’s fiber to the home service, Fibr, has been highly sought after by many since it’s one of the fastest and most affordable options in the market today. According to MVP, the company is targeting to reach around 4.4 million homes by the end of 2017 – that’s 4.4 million homes with fiber optics tech, as well as giving around 1.7 million DSL lines with fiber-like speeds. By 2018, PLDT is looking at making all PLDT broadband subscribers on fiber connections and if that’s not possible, they’ll at least be on fiber-fast connections.

Smart isn’t going to be left behind, as the company is promising to have 95% of Philippine cities and municipalities with LTE by the end of 2018. Manny V Pangilinan, the Chairman of PLDT, also promises that the Philippines will be 5G ready by 2020.

John Nieves

John is a veteran technology and gadget journalist with more than 10 years of experience both in print and online. When not writing about technology, he frequently gets lost in the boonies playing soldier.

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  1. I’ll believe it when I see it. So far they are not doing well, I have relatives and friends scattered around the metro manila(living 1-2 streets away from the national road) that haven’t migrated to fiber lines because their area is not covered. I hope it will change this year.

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