PLDT Offers Internet Plans
Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. said home digital services group PLDT Home maintained its leadership in fixed broadband with a 70-percent market share in the first three quarters, or more than triple that of nearest competitor.
It said PLDT Home remained the preferred broadband provider in the country, with consistent double-digit increases in broadband subscribers which grew 18 percent as of end-September from its year-ago level, bringing total broadband subscriber base to nearly one million.
“The PLDT Group’s fixed broadband businesses generated P10.2 billion in revenues for the first three quarters of the year, up by 12 percent from P9.1 billion in the same period in 2013," PLDT president and chief executive Napoleon Nazareno said in a statement.
“Majority of the broadband market prefers our products and services which is primarily due to the PLDT Group’s integrated approach of providing a range of high-quality voice, data, and multimedia services to our customers,” he said.
PLDT’s fixed broadband services led by PLDT Home DSL and PLDT Home Fibr serve as the foundation for value-added services such as Pay TV, video on demand, and live streaming.
PLDT executive vice president and head of Home Business Ariel Fermin said PLDT Home expected a sustained growth in broadband, with new revenue streams through various services offered in PLDT Home Telpad and TVolution.
"The increased multimedia usage in Filipino homes is evident as our Cignal over Fibr subscribers expanded by five-fold this year,” he said.
PLDT said it also grew its time-division duplex-long term evolution network to over 400 cell sites in September to fortify its leadership in providing high-speed Internet services to more Filipinos nationwide.
“The continuous expansion of our TD-LTE network will further strengthen connections at home, especially those who live in remote towns and provinces. TD-LTE will provide them access to the internet and allow them to experience the benefits of broadband technology,” Fermin said.
PLDT Home Ultera, one of PLDT’s latest services launched earlier this year, gives the country’s Internet service a fresh boost by enabling more Filipino homes to gain ready access to multimedia services such as social media, movies, games, and music through fourth-generation wireless broadband platform.
“We are bringing all these digital services within reach of more Filipino homes across the country with our various plan options,” Fermin said.