PLDT and Smart to build up its wireless infrastructure

As stated to the company’s press release, PLDT and Smart signed a landmark agreement with an aim to build up its wireless infrastructures in order to serve better to its consumer. This initiative’s main focus will be the major airports, seaports, bus terminals, and mass transport systems including MRT and LRT.

This might be a good sign that PLDT and Smart, two of the long running service providers in the Philippines, are trying to be more competitive to enhance the experience of its subscribers all over the country. It is well known that there are a lot of complaints regarding the internet speed that consumers are currently facing.

Photo: PLDT and Smart MOU signing
Photo taken by PLDT

Press Release:

PLDT, Smart to bolster wireless data connectivity in major transport hubs

PLDT and Smart Communications have signed a landmark agreement with the Philippine government through the Department of Transportation to strengthen data connectivity with the installation of Smart Wifi in major airports, seaports, and bus terminals all over the country, as well as mass transport systems, MRT and LRT.

Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade and PLDT and Smart Chairman, President, and CEO Manuel V. Pangilinan signed yesterday the Memorandum of Understanding outlining the initiative for better customer experience and to bring Internet access to more Filipinos nationwide.

Under the MOU, Smart Wifi will be strengthened in major airports across the country, and deployed at seaports and bus terminals to serve millions of users.

Wireless data connectivity will also be available to commuters inside the station platforms, and light railway vehicle (LRV) as well as on the street level of the entire lines of MRT3, and LRT 1 and 2.

The rollout is backed by PLDT’s robust and resilient fixed and wireless networks.