PLDT completes P1-B fiber network to Palawan

Posted at 04/03/14 7:40 PM

MANILA, Philippines - Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. (PLDT) has completed a P1 billion fiber optic inland and submarine cable project that connects Palawan to the Philippines.

The 620-kilometer Palawan Domestic Fiber Optic Network (DFON) now links Palawan to the PLDT network. The network is expected to support the increasing demand for telecoms and data services in Palawan, one of the top tourist destinations in the country.

The DFON uses undersea cable links and inland transport facilities that run from Puerto Princesa to Taytay in Palawan and San Jose de Buenavista to La Paz, Iloilo City.

"With its huge capacity at 40 Gigabits that can easily be expanded to 100 GBPS, Palawan DFON supports the rapidly growing demand for greater bandwidth by corporate and individual subscribers. It is a testament to the PLDT Group’s unmatched efforts in delivering high-quality voice, data, and multimedia services to its customers," PLDT president and chief executive officer Napoleon Nazareno said.

The Palawan DFON also enables PLDT to provide fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) facilities, as well as the activation of ultra-fast Long Term Evolution (LTE) services for PLDT HOME’s wireless broadband services.