PLDT Inc. said Friday it will increase investments in 5G to further improve customer experience and deliver cutting-edge services in 2021.
The investment includes the expansion of its fiber network, which reached 395,000 kilometers nationwide as of end-September.
The fiber network supports the full suite of services from PLDT and wireless arm Smart Communications Inc. such as fiber-to-the-home, LTE and 5G.
“As we complete the build-out of our 4G network so that our coverage will be as close as possible to 100 percent, we are building out our 5G network as well,” PLDT chairman and chief executive Manuel Pangilinan said.
“5G will bring speed and capacity, not only to the individual users on the wireless platform, but also to the home. To date, Smart LTE covers 95 percent of the population,” he said.
“In about a year or two, the ability of delivering fixed wireless services to the home will increase significantly,” Pangilinan said.