PLDT introduces the next generation of Fiber, starts roll out of ultra-fast Gigabit Fiber plans PLDT launches the fastest broadband plans in the country, 10x faster than any other plan available

PLDT Home is again breaking new ground in Philippine broadband with the launch of its ultra-fast Gigabit Fiber Plans which will provide Filipinos with the fastest, most reliable internet available today. 

Prior to this, PLDT Home was also the first to introduce the then-unprecedented speeds of up to 1 Gbps, giving Filipinos a glimpse of the wonders of the Gigabit Era of the internet. With the new Gigabit Fiber Plans, Filipinos will now have access to internet speeds of up to an astounding 10 Gbps.

PLDT SVP and Head of Consumer Business Jeremiah de la Cruz reaffirms the company’s commitment to making Filipinos’ lives better as the leading telco ushers the country into the Gigabit Era.

“We are proud to usher the Filipino into the Gigabit Era,” said Jeremiah de la Cruz, Senior Vice-President and Head of Consumer Business Home. “Our commitment is to be at the forefront of digital innovations, blazing the trail to give our countrymen the technologies which will open doors to meaningful opportunities that will make their lives better. We exemplify that today by pioneering the next generation of Fiber which allows PLDT Home to deliver Gigabit-speeds straight to the Home.” 

Superior speeds and more for the Filipino

PLDT Home’s Gigabit Fiber comes in four different plans: 1 Gbps, 2.5 Gbps, 5 Gbps, and a maximum of 10 Gbps. These mind-blowing speeds enable simultaneous ultra-fast and high bandwidth online activities for everyone at home.

In addition to the ultra-fast speeds provided by PLDT Home’s Gigabit Fiber plans, customers also get to round out their fully digital lifestyle as each Gigabit Fiber plan comes with a Gigabit modem complemented with a whole home WiFi 6 mesh system, subscriptions to IPTV and global streaming apps, and security services for personal devices at home. 

The plans don’t just give them an unmatched digital experience—they also get to enjoy exclusive VIP treatment like no other. Gigabit Fiber plan subscribers receive exclusive perks such as premium welcome kits and access to PLDT Home exclusive events and venues. 

What is Gigabit speed?

Gigabit speed is the next generation of Fiber high-speed internet, pushing limits to at least 100 times faster than today’s average internet connections of 100 Mbps at home.

The Gigabit unit of measurement refers to the data transfer speed of the connection. Current plans only transmit hundreds of megabits per second which, while fast, are easily eclipsed by the next-generation speeds.

Gigabit internet essentially blows a household’s bandwidth wide open, not only providing ultra-fast connections, but keeping it consistent and reliable across many devices. This is especially useful for large families and groups who may have huge demands for a lag-free connection for everything they do in every computer and gadget—a reality which is becoming the new normal in Filipino homes.

Only a handful of countries around the world have managed to tap into the unrelenting power of Gigabit-fast internet. Developed countries such as South Korea, Japan, and the United States have it, and its presence in the Philippines puts the country among an elite roster of nations in the world that are Gigabit-ready. 

Digital Innovations Leader

Pioneering the next generation fiber plans that reached maximum speeds of 10 Gbps, PLDT Home’s innovation in its country-wide fiber infrastructure is guided by the fact that internet speed not only influences the way we communicate and consume online information, but also drives innovations in industries, levels up businesses, aids in work and education, sparks creative pursuits, and enhances people’s entertainment experiences.

“As PLDT Home sets new ground for digital innovations, we foresee life, leisure, and work opportunities opening up for Filipinos.  PLDT Home’s pioneering Gigabit Fiber plans will enable next-level efficiency and productivity, even smoother and more seamless entertainment, peak convenience in smart homes, and an all-around better digital lifestyle. We at PLDT are truly excited and positively welcoming Filipinos to the Gigabit Era,” said de la Cruz.

With superfast gigabits of data streaming through PLDT Home Fiber, extreme power users—those who consume at least 5 TB of data every month—can download and upload large volumes of data in a matter of seconds. Ultra-high-definition 4K video and high-demand online games can stream with no lag at all, HD movies and series can download in only a few moments, and numerous large files can be transmitted without waiting, making for better efficiency and productivity at work and school from home. 

Meanwhile, as smart home technology develops at a rapid pace and more households in the Philippines embrace the future, they will need an internet that’s able to keep up and consistently power this digital ecosystem. Gigabit internet can reliably keep all the devices in your smart home running efficiently.

PLDT Home’s Gigabit Fiber plans will be available initially in select villages in Metro Manila, Cebu and Davao.

The limitless possibilities of gigabit internet thanks to PLDT Home’s Gigabit Fiber internet plans puts the Philippines on the brink of a major boost by giving Filipinos access to potentially life-changing internet speeds.