PLDT backs underground cabling efforts

Telco giant PLDT Inc. is encouraging local governments to emulate Davao City’s policy of placing electrical lines underground to keep infrastructure assets safe from natural and man-made risks......»»

Category: financeSource: philstar philstarMar 19th, 2023

No More Wires

Gone are the messy power lines and telecommunication cables along San Pedro Street in Davao City. The City Government of Davao, in partnership with the Davao Light and Power Company, has completed the underground cabling project in this part of the city over the weekend. Photo taken Tuesday (21 February 2023). MindaNews Photo.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsFeb 21st, 2023

Underground cabling

Earlier this year, the Department of Public Works and Highways revealed it is looking at putting in place an underground utility cabling system for Metro Manila......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 31st, 2022

Mayor Cortes wants city’s spaghetti wires cleared through underground cabling

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — Mandaue City Mayor Jonas Cortes met with representatives of telecommunication companies, police, and traffic officials on Wednesday, September 7, 2022, to discuss how to get rid of the city’s dangling or spaghetti wires. Cortes said that underground cabling must be undertaken fast. He added that some spaghetti wires obstruct the view […] The post Mayor Cortes wants city’s spaghetti wires cleared through underground cabling appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 7th, 2022

Bacolod City to study mapping of areas for underground cabling

BACOLOD CITY - The city government here is studying the mapping and survey of feasible areas for the installation of an underground cable system.The plan came on the heels of the start of the removal of "spaghetti" or entangled wires in the city's major thoroughfares over the weekend, based.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJul 18th, 2022

More PLDT clients upgraded to fiber

Integrated telco PLDT Inc. has made significant strides in its efforts to upgrade copper connections to fiber this year......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 31st, 2021

AFP backs island development in West Philippine Sea

The military has vowed to give its full support to ongoing plans and efforts to develop and protect Pagasa Island and the entire Kalayaan Island Group in the West Philippine Sea......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 22nd, 2021

PNP chief backs Duterte s proposal to arm civilian volunteers vs crime

“There is no reason not to follow these policies on civilian gun ownership even with our efforts to enhance our relations with the community in fighting crime, insurgency, and illegal drugs, among others," he said. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 27th, 2021

PLDT, Smart lauded for efforts vs child abuse

The International Justice Mission (IJM) lauded yesterday PLDT Inc. and its wireless arm Smart Communications Inc. for their efforts against online sexual exploitation of children......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 9th, 2021

Listening to labor

We are a nation built on the backs of those who have the least. Even when our people were being ruled by foreign kings, what prosperity our nation achieved was wrung from the efforts of those with the least rights, the most vulnerable and invisible......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 4th, 2021

Biden backs Japan PM on holding safe and secure Olympic Games

US President Joe Biden on Friday gave his backing to Japan's efforts to hold a "safe and secure" Olympic Games this year after talk of cancelation due to the Covid-19 pandemic......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsApr 19th, 2021

PLDT, PLDT-Smart Foundation, Tulong Kapatid ramp up COVID-19 efforts for frontline healthcare workers, communities

The country’s largest integrated telco, PLDT, Inc., its social outreach arm, PLDT-Smart Foundation, together with Tulong Kapatid, the corporate social responsibility consortium of foundations and companies led by Manuel V Pangilinan, have stepped up efforts to support frontline healthcare workers and affected communities during the second round of enhanced community quarantine at the National Capital Region......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsApr 7th, 2021

MVP emboldens education advocacy, backs Ateneo& rsquo;s computer science program

For over two decades, the country’s largest integrated telco PLDT Inc. has supported the computer science program of the Ateneo de Manila University, through its Professorial Chair donation. Manuel V Pangilinan and the companies and foundations under his leadership, have also donated 14 Professorial Chairs to the University of the Philippines College of Engineering to aid in their research studies on innovative and tech developments for the country. Through the Metro Pacific Investments Corporation, Pangilinan also committed to donate another professorial chair to the College of Engineering. The MVP Group also provided two more professorial chairs to the UP College of Science......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 19th, 2021

PLDT boosts fiber optic link in typhoon-prone provinces

Telecommunications giant PLDT Inc. is laying down underground fiber optic cables in typhoon-prone regions in the country to ensure the resiliency of service during calamities......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 25th, 2020

CEB backs use of contact tracing app in airports

Budget carrier Cebu Pacific is backing the government’s contact tracing efforts through the mandatory use of a unified national QR code-based app called Traze, saying that the initiative would help boost passenger confidence in air travel......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 6th, 2020

Smart champions youth empowerment through the United Nations& rsquo; sustainability goals

PLDT wireless unit Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) backs Filipino youth in creating sustainable solutions through digital platforms during the COVID-19 pandemic.  PLDT-Smart have backed Youth Force in the Philippines Inc. (YFPH) in its SDG Bayanihan Summit (SBS) 2020 week-long hackathon anchored on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs).  .....»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 27th, 2020

BSP backs integrated bills payment facility

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas is pushing for the creation of an integrated bills payment facility as it continues to ramp up efforts to transform the Philippines from a cash-heavy to a cash-lite economy......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 26th, 2020

PLDT strengthens defenses vs child porn, blocks over 2,900 sites

PLDT is ramping up its efforts to protect children from online predators. The telco said it has blocked more than 2,900 sites linked to online sexual abuse and exploitation of children......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 17th, 2020

The Country’s Most Remote Cell Site

Despite challenges due to the island’s location in the West Philippine Sea, PLDT wireless subsidiary Smart Communications, Inc (Smart) has recently fired up its 4G/LTE service in Pag-asa Island in the municipality of Kalayaan, the country’s most remote cell site, located some 500 kilometers from the capital city of Puerto Princesa, Palawan.    Residents of Pag-asa Island can now use mobile data to communicate with family members and loved ones via chat apps and video calls, share photos, send emails or watch videos online.    In an email sent from Pag-asa Island, Smart engineer Edbert Aquitania shared a screenshot of the message he received upon firing up the LTE site: “Welcome back to the Philippines!” it said.   This development marks another step towards improved communications for the people of Pag-asa, who were first connected via mobile communication in 2005, when Smart turned on its 2G service on the island.    “The activation of LTE in Pag-asa island is proof of our continued commitment to give our customers access to our services, wherever in the Philippines they may be, regardless of the challenges,” said Mario G. Tamayo, senior vice president and head of Network Planning and Engineering at PLDT-Smart.    Smart LTE Nation  This LTE activation is part of Smart’s continuing rollout of its LTE services nationwide. To date, Smart’s high-speed broadband service is available in 93% of the country’s cities and municipalities and serves 95% of the population.    This rollout is part of PLDT and Smart’s sustained investments in their network, which have totaled some Php260 billion from 2015 to 2019. Amid the regained momentum of its network rollout efforts following the easing of lockdown restrictions, PLDT has leveled up its target capital expenditures for 2020 back up to about Php70 billion.   In the first half of 2020, Smart further increased the number of its LTE base stations by 10% compared to end-2019. In April, it also increased the capacity of its LTE network by reallocating its assigned 1800 Mhz frequency from 2G to 4G/LTE. As a result, 3,785 Smart base stations are now providing additional capacity for its LTE network.  Smart’s mobile network is supported by PLDT’s fiber infrastructure, which provides high-capacity links to LTE base stations and is now nearly 360,000 kilometers nationwide. .....»»

Category: newsSource: NewsSep 9th, 2020

PLDT equips The SM Store with contact center service solution

The SM Store, in collaboration with PLDT, introduces its nationwide hotline number #14376 (I♥SM) to support the store’s Call to Deliver service, as part of continuous efforts to provide a better customer experience for shoppers. .....»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2020

Petron backs LPG bill passage

Petron Corp. is backing the passage of the liquefied petroleum gas bill currently pending in Congress as part of efforts to curb illegal practices in the sector......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 11th, 2020