PLDT, and wireless unit, Smart Communications, just reinforced data connectivity in Clark International Airport, a key gateway outside of Metro Manila. It is made to address the need for high-speed FREE internet service for everyone in the airport including passengers, officials, and staffs.
|Speed test yesterday at Clark International Airport|
As a part of Smart's Nationwide WiFi Rollout, Clark International Airport became the 7th airport installed with this service and the first in Luzon.
|At the press-con|
Clark Airport was identified by the Department of Transportation as one of 21 key transport hubs for installation of Smart Wifi based on the agreement last month by the government and PLDT group to strengthen data connectivity in major transport locations in the Philippines.
“The deployment in airports is just the first phase of the nationwide rollout for Smart Wifi as we address the need of consumers for more Wifi hotspots amid rising smartphone penetration and data usage. With a bandwidth of up to 1 gigabit per second, Smart Wifi users will get to enjoy a seamless digital experience whether surfing the web for their favorite sites, or keeping connected with home and office while travelling,” said Kat Luna-Abelarde, FVP and Wireless Consumer Operations Head at Smart.
“The sustained deployment of Smart Wifi in key gateways like the Clark International Airport forms part of our commitment to bring the digital experience to more Filipinos by way of high-speed internet. This is also aligned with our Chairman’s vision of developing Clark as the alternate airport to the congested NAIA,” said Eric R. Alberto, EVP for PLDT/Smart, and president and CEO, ePLDT.
Note: The service is already available in the Francisco Bangoy International Airport in Davao City; Laguindingan Airport in Misamis Oriental; Bacolod-Silay International Airport in Silay City; Iloilo International Airport in Iloilo City; Roxas Airport in Roxas City; and Zamboanga Airport in Zamboanga City. Soon, Smart Wifi will also be reinforced in all four terminals of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, as well as in the airports of Cebu, Dumaguete, Kalibo, Caticlan, General Santos, and Laoag.
On the press-con yesterday which involves DOTC Sec. Tugade and key officials of Smart / PLDT, the the Smart WiFi at Clark has a speed of up to 200 Mbps and can handle up to 2,000 users all at the same time.
In our speed test, we registered 187 Mbps of download speed which is crazy fast for a FREE WiFi service. All you need to do is connect to Smart WiFi and register your details to enjoy 30 mins of FREE and fast internet service inside the airport.
To maintain the good internet connection, PLDT / Smart group also urged the public to be responsible in using the service. Meaning, users should be considerate enough not to data hog and download torrent files.
After covering the major transport hubs in the Philippines, PLDT / Smart also plans to put more public WiFi hotspots in high traffic areas such as city halls, schools, hospitals, and malls.