PLDT Group said Friday its fiber infrastructure reached over 429,000 kilometers as of December 2020, the most extensive in the country.
The fiber infrastructure supports Smart’s mobile networks, which now cover 96 percent of the population and are available in 95 percent of the country’s cities and municipalities.
Smart also increased the number of its base stations to more than 59,000 at the end of 2020 and rolled out additional 5G sites as it accelerated its 5G commercial services nationwide.
“The year 2020 was a fateful year for many, but it also accelerated our digital transformation,” said Alfredo Panlilio, Smart Communications president and chief executive and PLDT chief revenue officer.
“Building on the strengths of our technological capabilities and laser focus on customer-centricity, we stepped into 2021 with many new aspirations. Our journey continues further by capitalizing on the various improvements we made in 2020, when we pivoted toward market leadership. This year, we will accelerate our capabilities and achieve more milestones,” he said.