PHILIPPINES – The largest fully integrated telecommunications company in the Philippines PLDT, through its business arm PLDT Enterprise and wireless unit Smart, partnered with the Cavite local government for the rollout of a massive fiber network for the province’s digital roadmap towards becoming a ‘Smart City.’
An initiative led by Cavite Governor Jonvic Remulla, PLDT Enterprise, Smart, and ePLDT will activate the Cavite Managed Broadband Network Service (MBNS), an end-to-end solution that will enable world-class internet to the province’s 23 cities and municipalities.
“The PLDT Group is extending its support in laying the groundwork for Cavite’s vision of becoming a Smart City. We are delighted to commence this advancement which is a massive move for the development of Cavite,” said PLDT Chairman Manuel V. Pangilinan.
The project will connect over 2,504 locations and 4,894 installed access points, through the PLDT’s fiber network supported by ePLDT’s VITRO Data Center which are strategically provisioned all over Cavite using the Smart WiFi platform.
“We recognize the role of digital innovation in furthering progress thus a connected Cavite has always been my vision for our constituents. I’m grateful to PLDT Enterprise and Smart for this partnership and I’m confident that their assistance can make our vision of becoming a Smart City possible,” said Cavite Governor Jonvic Remulla.
The fiberization project includes the provisioning of a fully underground fiber optic cable backbone that will provide free internet access to over 23 cities and municipalities, 129 public elementary and secondary schools, and 42 public places around the city and municipal halls.
“We feel honored to be in this partnership and are happy to assist the Province of Cavite as they implement effective programs for the overall improvement of their public services. PLDT and Smart fully commit to the materialization of this project and envision amazing progress for Cavite through this innovation,” said Alfredo S. Panlilio, PLDT Inc. and Smart Communications President and CEO.
“We thank the local government of Cavite for their trust and confidence in our capability to deliver top-notch technologies. We are excited to be a part of this project and in assisting you towards the goal of becoming a Smart City,” said Jovy Hernandez, ePLDT President & CEO and SVP & Head of PLDT and Smart Enterprise Business Groups.