August 19, 2018 at 07:00 pm
Darwin G. Amojelar
PLDT Inc. said it accelerated the rollout of fixed and wireless networks, boosting data speed and company revenues in the first half.
PLDT said wireless subsidiary Smart installed more than 3,900 long-term evolution or LTE base stations that as of end-June, increasing the total count by 45 percent to over 12,600 and enabling the company to improve its LTE coverage and activate LTE-Advanced which offers faster data speed and capacity.
PLDT said aside from rolling out LTE and LTE-A in Metro Manila, Smart also successfully fired up LTE and LTE-A in Batanes, Sagada, Cagayan, Palawan, Sorsogon, Cebu, Bohol, Leyte, Davao and Sarangani.
PLDT said Smart was on track to fulfill its commitment to the National Telecommunications Commission to provide high-speed wireless data services.