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PLDT 's fiber network now in Siargao

PLDT announced Friday that it has expanded its domestic fiber-optic network to cover the popular tourist destination Siargao Island.
PLDT 's fiber network now in Siargao
Cable landing ceremony in Santa Monica

PLDT fiber covers more areas in Mindanao

In a statement, the telco said submarine cable laying activities in Siargao and Socorro in Surigao del Norte are ongoing. Inland fiber cable installations are also being rolled out in the towns of Santa Monica and Del Carmen on Siargao Island.

The deployment of fiber in the island of Siargao is part of our long-standing commitment to connect our country's islands and provide quality connectivity to more Filipinos, as data and connectivity become increasingly integral to our post-pandemic next normal, said Mario G. Tamayo, Head of Technology at PLDT.

The group, which seeks to further strengthen its fiber presence, said fiber infrastructure in Siargao Island will allow PLDT to offer fiber-to-the-home services on the island, addressing the connectivity needs of homes and businesses.

Its wireless arm Smart Communications will also benefit from the rollout, improving its LTE and 5G mobile services.

In addition to ensuring that our countrymen have access to fast and reliable home and mobile services powered by fiber connectivity to enable hybrid workplaces, remote learning and e-commerce even in islands like Siargao, this project will also enhance the resiliency of our network by providing alternate routes for data traffic, making sure our customers are always connected, Tamayo said.

Once completed, Santa Monica Mayor Fernando Dolar said this could spur economic activities and create job opportunities for the island's residents.

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