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PLDT and Smart, according to Ookla, are the fastest fixed and mobile networks in 2018. The latest report from Ookla, the leader in Internet testing and analysis, which spans Q3 – Q4 of 2018 reveals that Smart achieved a Speed Score of 15.57Mbps with average download speeds of 17.86Mbps and average upload speeds of 8.61Mbps. This is based on 2,186,540 user-initiated tests taken with Speedtest on LTE-capable devices in the Philippines. While PLDT achieved a Speed Score of 18.57 with top download speeds of 52.28 Mbps and top upload speeds of 55.95 Mbps. This is based on 27,221,777 customer-initiated Speedtest nationwide for the same period. The Speed Score is a measure that takes into account both download speed and upload speed. Tests used to calculate the mobile Speed Score exclusively come from ‘modern devices’, which are devices that are capable of connecting to the market’s fastest, generally available technology. While…

PLDT Home, the country’s leader in digital services. has just announced new variants of its Fam Cam, which offers improved security coverage for your home. The PLDT Home Fam Cam is now available in two new models – both are equipped with advanced features in terms of visual coverage, motion, and sound detection, and image quality. “As the trusted digital solutions partner of Filipino families, we are always on the lookout for opportunities to create value-adding and meaningful experiences for them. The all-new Fam Cam allows us to provide advanced home security at home so that parents who are always on the go can enjoy peace of mind even when they are away.” – Andrew L. Santos, PLDT-Smart FVP and Consumer Marketing Head The Basic Fam Cam can move to a 120-degree wide angle for better visual coverage. It also has night vision, Bluetooth, motion and sound detection, can deliver HD…

PLDT, is ushering in a new era of home broadband with the new PLDT Home Google Wifi Plans, which lets you enjoy Unli Fibr in every room and device starting at only PhP2,299 per month. The new plans come with Unli Fibr along with three Google Wifi Points, which can be placed at strategic locations around your home, allowing your family to take advantage of PLDT’s fastest Unli Fibr connection for their online activities. These plans also come with a free landline with unlimited calls to Smart, TnT and Sun. With PLDT Home Google Wifi Plans, you can also eliminate dead spots in your home – those corners where Wi-Fi signals can’t get through, which is a common problem in houses with thick walls and multiple levels. Using mesh networking technology, PLDT Home Google Wifi Plans allow you to enjoy fast and seamless Unli Fibr around your home with speeds…

In an exclusive event, PLDT announced the newest addition to its streaming device offerings, the Roku-powered TVolution Lite, turning your digital TV into a digital entertainment powerhouse. For only PhP99 per month, the device is available as an add-on service for PLDT Home Fibr Plan subscribers. Now Sleeker and Thinner, it offers a more dynamic and effortless user experience. Don’t let its size fool you, as the TVolution Lite is the perfect device to stream and watch videos. All you have to do is plug into your HDMI-capable TV, connect to the Internet, activate the device, and enjoy your access to thousands of shows and movies. It also comes with a handy remote control, with dedicated buttons for Netflix, Cignal, iflix, and YouTube. “The new PLDT Home TVolution Lite powered by Roku® bolsters our commitment to Filipino families, who now have more reason to bond at home with convenient access…

PLDT and its mobile arm Smart Communications Inc. is inviting their customers, current and new to their first ever, and biggest holiday blow-out sale, Holideals! Holideals consist of unbeatable offers and huge discounts that are perfect for your Christmas wish list – whether it’s a present for your loved ones, or a well-deserved treat for yourself to celebrate the holidays. PLDT Home Offers Those who will sign up for a new PLDT Home Unli Fibr Plan can save up to PhP3,600 on Unli Fibr and enjoy waived activation and installation fees, and zero cash out plus free speedboost. Current PLDT Home customers who will sign up to a new add-on service such as a Telpad, FamCam, or TVolution Roku will also enjoy an additional one month of service, free. PLDT Home Prepaid WiFi is now priced at PhP1,795 from PhP1,995. It also comes with a free 6-month subscription to iFlix to…

While PLDT Home is quickly expanding the reach of its Fibr connections nationwide, the company launched a rather interesting product that Filipinos may start buying today – PLDT Home Prepaid WiFi! One thing that makes this a unique PLDT Home product is its use of Smart’s LTE infrastructure. This includes the wall-penetrating 700MHz band, which is specially designed for home LTE connectivity. Prepaid Plans you can subscribe to! The device comes with a free 10GB allocation that is valid for 7 days. You can subscribe to its Home Boost 50, which gives 1.3GB for 3 days; and top it up with Home Boost P15 for an additional 1GB for 1 day. For better value of money, provided that you’re not consuming too much data, we recommend subscribing to Home Boost PhP599 that gives you 15GB for 30 days. Should you need more data allocation in the future, you can just…

NBA, PLDT, and Smart Communications have recently announced a multi-year partnership that would bring select offerings of NBA League Pass, the league’s premium live game subscription service to more than 62 million subscribers in the Philippines, providing fans with access to live and on-demand NBA games online and through mobile devices. The NBA League Pass offerings include Day Pass which costs PhP50.00, and allows users to watch live games for 24-hours. The new offerings can be accessed online and using both iOS and Android devices. PLDT Home users will also be able to add selected NBA League Pass offerings into their monthly broadband subscription, while Smart Prepaid and Postpaid users can avail of the Day Pass just by texting NBA50 to 9999. In addition, PLDT broadband and Smart mobile subscribers will have access to other content including NBA highlights, game recaps and daily top plays on the official websites of…

Star Telecom Alliance Resources Inc., (STAR Inc.), the official distributor of TP-Link network products in the county, through its sister company First Telecom, has partnered with PLDT Home to offer Filipino consumers the first mesh Wi-Fi system through the WHOLE HOME WIFI Plan, which includes a 50mbps Fibr Broadband connection plus three TP-Link Deco M5 units. These devices all work together to prevent dead spots in all corners of every room, giving subscribers full Internet coverage at home. Compared to the usual extenders that broadens the signal and expands the wi-fi range, TP-Link’s Deco M5 uses smart adaptive routing technology to identify an optimal path for data packets, allowing users to experience excellent connectivity. The Deco M5 is a complete Wi-Fi system that uses three or more bands which act like routers. Users can place them at different places at home for seamless Internet connection of up to 1,500 square…

PLDT’s efforts in deploying fiber-powered facilities seem to be paying off, as the latest Speedtest index from Ookla shows that the country’s download speeds have increased by 50% fro 10.16Mbps to 15.67Mbps, while upload speeds also climbed from 7.28Mbps to 13.53Mbps. With the company’s on-going network modernization, PLDT expects to reach more cosnumers, as it expands its fiber coverage by about 30%. It will also double its fiber and hybrid broadband capacity within the next two years, and virtually all of its 1.3M DSL subscribers are expected to be able to enjoy Fibr-fast Internet by 2019. The accelerated roll-out also prompted more customers to avail of PLDT Home’s other products and services such as Fam Cam, Fam Zone, Smart Watch, and the Roku-powered TVolution.

As part of expanding its network of innovative concept stores, and reaching out to more consumers, PLDT has recently opened two more branches in SM North EDSA and SM Megamall. Apart from standard customer transactions like line applications and bills payment, these new service hubs also feature one-of-a-kind interactive displays which can help customers choose which broadband plan to get by experiencing the actual speed differences using the broadband visualizer, which simulates data usage per plan. There’s also the Swag Wall – an augmented reality display located just outside the store, so anyone passing by can take selfies with changing and interactive backgrounds. Subscribers and visitors can also enjoy free video chat service inside these stores, and can also experience first hand, PLDT’s service offerings such as Home Fibr, DSL and Ultera with high-speed browsing, video streaming, gaming and social media surfing via the interactive screens. “As we continue with nationwide ‘Fibrization’…

In line with the season of giving, PLDT is giving its home broadband subscribers a special gift for the holidays. Until December 31, 2017, PLDT Home Broadband subscribers get unlimited acces to iflix’s full library of TV shows and movies. iflix has recently updated its library with some of the world’s most popular and award-winning TV shows and movies, such as the latest seasons of Mr. Robot and The Flash, available on iflix just 24 hours after initial U.S. broadcast. There’s also Guardians of the Galaxy, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Thor: The Dark World and Iron Man 3 along with animated Disney favorites like Frozen, Big Hero 6, Wreck It Ralph and Disney-Pixar’s Monsters University. Kids can also now enjoy bonding with their screen companions from Powerpuff Girls, Ben 10, We are Bears, Uncle Grandpa, and Adventure Time. “PLDT Home is committed to empowering subscribers with services that go beyond access. Providing compelling content that can be enjoyed by all members of the…

We talked about the Roku-powered Tvolution many times, and highlighted a few things we love about it. If you missed our video on YouTube 4 months ago, check it out below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QZLGsWQRa0&t=1s We love the Roku-powered Tvolution. Out of all the streaming boxes we tried in the past, there are plenty of reasons to consider why this is the only box stuck in our office for a few months now. In fact, it’s not going to change anytime soon. Exclusive access to Cignal Channels Whether you’re using copper or Fibr internet at home, using the Roku-powered Tvolution gives you exclusive access to Cignal channels. Your first month is free if you just availed the new Tvolution, and continuing the service is as easy as subscribing via directly from the TV box. That’s convenience. Streaming locally cached videos on iFlix There are tons of videos available on iFlix waiting for you to…

PLDT, the country’s leading digital services provider officially opened its very first concept store in the metro, located at the second floor of the Promenade in Greehills, San Juan. It’s also the first PLDT sales and service center in the area. Apart from catering to standard customer transactions such as new line applications and bills payment, PLDT’s new concept store also features one-of-a-kind interactive displays. For customers who are deciding on which broadband plan will be able to experience the actual differences in speed using the broadband visualizer, which simulates broadband and data usage per plan. There’s also an Augmented Reality display, an oversized version of the mobile application, Snapchat, which lets users take photos on changing and interactive backgrounds. This is also accessible to passersby, as it’s located just outside the SSC. The new SSC also offers video chat service to customers, so that they can experience the service…

If you’re living somewhere in the eastern part of Metro Manila and looking for fast and reliable Internet connectivity, then look no further because PLDT has already deployed its Fiber-to-the-home facilities in the eastern part of the metropolis, which translates to more homes with access to world-class Internet service. The rollout covers the cities of Antipolo, Marikina, Pasig, Taguig, Caloocan, along with the towns of Taytay, Cainta, and Pateros. This means that residents from villages like Brgy. Kaunlaran in Caloocan, Antipolo Hills Subdivision, Greenbreeze Phase 2 and 2A in Marikina, and Greenwoods Executive Village in Pasig, among other areas can now experience the power of PLDT Home Fibr. “PLDT Home continues its efforts to create Fibr-powered PLDT Smart Cities nationwide to enrich the lives of more Filipinos through our innovative digital services and connectivity solutions. The network rollout in East Metro Manila will provide powerful connections and top-of-the-line services that will…

PLDT Home and Smart Communications have name Clutch Gamers as the country’s official representative in the much-anticipated Manila Masters, the first Philippine International premier Dota 2 tournament, which will be held from May 26 to 28 at the SM Mall of Asia Arena. Clutch Gamers is composed of pro Dota 2 players Khim “Gabbi” Villafuerte, Armel Paul Tabios, Rafael Sicat “Rappy” Palo, Marvin “Boombacs” Rushton, and Kenneth “flysolo” Coloma. They have bested over 3000 other teams from the Philippines in the Nationwide Qualifiers, and will now be battling it out with seven of the world’s best. So what’s at stake? the grand prize winner gets to take home $250,000 and the coveted title of being the first winner of the event. “PLDT Home and Smart are one with the local gaming community in supporting our very own Clutch Gamers to show the world that Filipinos are a force to reckon…

At the Asia Pacific Video Operators Summit (APOS) in Bali, Indonesia, PLDT announced the latest generation of its TVolution streaming box for customers in collaboration with streaming pioneer Roku Inc., to offer customers a proven solution that’s easy to use and comes with great content. “Filipinos will be the first in Asia to stream the best in entertainment using the proven Roku® streaming platform. PLDT HOME subscribers will be able to enjoy the Roku Powered™ TVolution boxes in combination with our fast and reliable fiber broadband connections with speeds up to 1 Gigabit per second.” – Oscar Reyes Jr., PLDT FVP and Head of HOME Business The new Roku TVolution streaming box comes with over 50 streaming channels including Cignal, iflix, Netflix, and YouTube. The TVolution box and service will be available for all PLDT Home Fibr, DSL, and Ultera customers starting May for an additional monthly service fee of PhP299. Subscribers can…

Will this country’s obsession with things that are related to or somehow connected to “sticks” ever end? Maybe. But for now, it seems like there are plenty of stuff that are so much better when they are “on-a-stick” — or so it seems. PLDT today announced a breakthrough partnership that involves top entertainment corporations in the U.S. as well as home computing desktop Microsoft, in a move to launch a new gadget that’s intended to turn any TV into a personal computer. Dubbed the PLDT TVolution Stick, it’s a variation of the Intel Compute Stick that was first announced locally a few months back, and joins the first OTT (over-the-top) device from PLDT HOME which was aimed at raising the bar in terms of both home entertainment and home computing. According to PLDT VP and HOME Marketing Director Gary Dujali, the aforementioned Intel Compute Stick launch was the signal needed…

PLDT SME Nation has made great strides in making sure that local businesses have access to all the help that they can get in order to grow. And last week, in cooperation with a number of well-known ICT brands, it kicked off a new annual event called Tech Island at Pico de Loro in Nasugbu, Batangas City. The event saw a mixture of inspiring talks, informative breakout sessions, and fun gadget raffles that had attendees asking for more. PLDT Tech Island, as the event is officially called, is all about giving SMEs a chance to explore their options for growth by way of exposing them to the brilliant ideas of excellent speakers and by connecting them with like-minded people gathered from all over the country. At this year’s Tech Island event, serial entrepreneur Gary Whitehill took the stage to talk about what makes SMEs succeed. He then made way for…