The PLDT FIBR Thread

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  1. King

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    LDT to offer FTTH in 2009

    Filipino incumbent Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT) has revealed plans to offer fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) internet services this year, in what it claims will be the most advanced platform for residential broadband in the country. The fibre-optic network will effectively replace legacy copper wire infrastructure with initial tests showing that PLDT’s FTTH network will offer speeds of up to 94.86Mbps (downlink) and 69.39Mbps (uplink). ‘The new platform will be able to deliver simultaneously voice, video and data services at much higher speeds and larger capacities than DSL or cable technologies,’ it said in a statement. FTTH will initially be targeted at high-bandwidth residential customers with pilot trials already under way in parts of Bonifacio Global City, Forbes Park, Urdaneta Village, Ayala Alabang, Dasmariñas Village, Wack Wack, Ayala Heights, Valle Verde and certain areas covered by PLDT Subictel and PLDT Clarktel.


    Seen on http://www.telegeography.com/cu/article.php?article_id=28600&email=html
     
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    Re: PLDT's FTTH (94.86Mbps (downlink) and 69.39Mbps (uplink))

    I would need one of that :D
     
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    Re: PLDT's FTTH (94.86Mbps (downlink) and 69.39Mbps (uplink))

    I wonder how much will it cost? :)
     
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    Re: PLDT's FTTH (94.86Mbps (downlink) and 69.39Mbps (uplink))

    Waaah!!! I wish they'd bring it to Laguna. . . I hope It'll be affordable
     
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    Re: PLDT's FTTH (94.86Mbps (downlink) and 69.39Mbps (uplink))

    The problem I foresee is... assuming near capacity usage you could fill up a 1TB drive in 27 hours. 720p content anyone?
     
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    Re: PLDT's FTTH (94.86Mbps (downlink) and 69.39Mbps (uplink))

    Hmmm... That's why they upgraded our lines into fiber optic ones... has potential to burn a hole in our pockets...
     
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    Re: PLDT's FTTH (94.86Mbps (downlink) and 69.39Mbps (uplink))

    what would be the monthly price tag for this? 5k/mo? 10k/mo?

    unless other ISPs also provide this kind of technology, PLDT will monopolize the market and the price tag will be too high for the middle class residential internet users.

    But this would be great for internet cafes, though..
     
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    Re: PLDT's FTTH (94.86Mbps (downlink) and 69.39Mbps (uplink))

    This is a welcome development.
    Hopefully it will be affordable.
     
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    Re: PLDT's FTTH (94.86Mbps (downlink) and 69.39Mbps (uplink))

    don't forget PLDT's favorite keywords of "UP TO ... speeds"
     
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    Re: PLDT's FTTH (94.86Mbps (downlink) and 69.39Mbps (uplink))

    note that downlink and uplink speeds would always be a catchphrase marketing folks abuse. It may mean those speeds will only be within the PLDT network (wide-area network) that connects all homes but not the actual internet connection speed.
     
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    Re: PLDT's FTTH (94.86Mbps (downlink) and 69.39Mbps (uplink))

    I am still contented with an uninterrupted 3Mbps internet connection.

    I am Already Satisfied!
     
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    Re: PLDT's FTTH (94.86Mbps (downlink) and 69.39Mbps (uplink))

    motoflux... w/c isp are u subscribed to? thanks
     
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    Re: PLDT's FTTH (94.86Mbps (downlink) and 69.39Mbps (uplink))


    Pldt... their 3mbps plan.. :)
     
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    Re: PLDT's FTTH (94.86Mbps (downlink) and 69.39Mbps (uplink))

    "At those speeds, it would take only a second to download a 5Mb mp3 file, three seconds for a 35Mb video clip and only a minute to download an 800Mb movie."

    He he...notice that the article goes straight to the point about something that's on every self-respecting broadband user's mind ;)
     
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    Re: PLDT's FTTH (94.86Mbps (downlink) and 69.39Mbps (uplink))

    and with those speeds, it is going to be euphoria1 I wonder how big a hole in can drill in our pockets! Granting that they will put it up in non - posh villages like what Sky has done.
     
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    Re: PLDT's FTTH (94.86Mbps (downlink) and 69.39Mbps (uplink))

    do we have some updates about this... i'm wondering if PLDT has quietly implemented FTTH to some areas. and some infos about price range and performance so far if ever...
     
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    Re: PLDT's FTTH (94.86Mbps (downlink) and 69.39Mbps (uplink))

    who do you think we shld talk to about this? their CS is as usual, clueless
     
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    Re: PLDT's FTTH (94.86Mbps (downlink) and 69.39Mbps (uplink))

    I've experienced this first hand....well not in my home.....:) but i was able to test out watching Blu-Ray quality of Matrix over the fiber on a LED TV...

    the CS will not know about this.....

    until its mature enough, PLDT wont be releasing it to the market....

    Right know they've implemented it over some "friends" at the posh villages...

    I've seen their FTTH and Data over power lines in demo...i must say i'm impressed
     

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