PLDT just announced that it has completed a major infra project that was made to connect major islands in central PH.
The announcement was for the completion of the Enhanced Resiliency of DFON Loops 4 and 5 (eRDL45), which consists of 2,000 kilometers of submarine cable and inland fiber optic cables.
This new infrastructure aims to make PLDT’s network more resilient and futureproof as it should be well-equipped to support future technologies and services such as 5G.
The new cables will now connect island provinces such as Romblon, Marinduque, Masbate, Catanduanes, Cebu, Panay, Siquijor, Bohol, Samar, and Negros.
Now that these provinces are connected to the rest of the country using fiber links, residential and business customers can start using fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) services from PLDT Home.
Smart subscribers could also expect improved mobile data speeds on both LTE and 5G.
This development adds to PLDT’s growing fiber infrastructure, which was already at 743,700 kilometers as of end-2021.