PLDT’s fiber expansion program in 2013 covered the domestic fiber optic network (DFON) used for long haul applications, fiber-to-the-home (FTTH), fiber-in-the-loop (FITL), and other inter-office fibering systems. The FTTH project made PLDT’s internet services available to about 2 million homes in different parts of the country, such as Metro Manila, the regions of Central Luzon, Southern Tagalog, and the provinces of Panay, Negros Occidental, Cebu, and Davao.
Early this year, PLDT has completed the installation of over 150 kilometers of submarine fiber optic cables that linked the island of Bohol to the major network centers in the Visayas and Mindanao areas. It has also accomplished the rollout of 620 kilometers fiber optic inland and submarine cables that now connect the Palawan province in Western Philippines to the PLDT network and to the rest of the country and the world.
This infrastructure expansion project is expected to benefit around 11 million subscribers of PLDT mobile subsidiaries Smart and Sun Cellular and around 450,000 customers of PLDT Home, as well as enterprises in Northern Luzon.