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PLDT Accelerates Home Ultera's Network Migration

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PLDT Inc. announces the completion of its initiatives to transition its Home Ultera traditional fixed wireless service into improved and faster fixed wired and wireless service.

PLDT will decommission around 185 cellular towers that provide Time-Division Duplex Long-Term Evolution or TD-LTE connectivity to Home Ultera by the end of July 2022.

This means that over 3,000 Home Ultera customers who are eligible for service migration will have the choice of migrating to higher-speed fixed fiber plans or to a postpaid wireless service for the home at no additional cost and for an improved customer experience.

Customers migrating to Home Fiber will also receive complimentary installation and modem fees.

This migration initiative will cover 58 areas in the Philippines including Abra, Agusan del Sur, Aklan, Albay, Antique, Basilan, Bataan, Batangas, Benguet, Biliran, Bohol, Bukidnon, Bulacan, Cagayan, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Capiz, Cavite, Cebu, Davao de Oro, Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur, Davao Oriental, Eastern Samar, Guimaras, Ifugao, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, Iloilo, La Union, Laguna, Lanao del Norte, Maguindanao, Metro Manila, Misamis Occidental, Misamis

The decommissioning follows PLDT's announcement of the sale of the tower earlier this year. In April, PLDT announced a first-of-its-kind sale-and-leaseback agreement for 5,907 telecom towers as part of its strategic transformation to increase network investment and efficiency.

PLDT remains the only telco provider in the Philippines that can deliver up to 10,000 Mbps fiber-optic service. It's PLDT Home unit provides the fastest internet to over 3.1 million fiber subscribers through its nation-widest infrastructure reaching over 803,000 kilometers, 15.5 million homes passed, and a total fiber capacity of 6.25 million ports. This fiber network also connects the nationwide wireless LTE and 5G network of PLDT and Smart, connecting each cell site to each other and to the core, and providing LTE and 5G coverage to customers from Batanes to Tawi-Tawi.

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