PLDT rolls out 5,000 more 4G base stations
MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT) announced Sunday, July 13, it rolled out 5,000 new 4G base stations as part of its expansion process for its fixed wireless and mobile broadband network all over the country.
PLDT president Napoleon Nazareno said the deployment of new long-term evolution (LTE) base stations and expansion of the company's LTE network "is part of our thrust to provide broadband connectivity to the whole country."
The company is looking at a 50% coverage of LTE and Time-Division by year's end. Currently, its LTE coverage is around 30%, according to Nazareno.
Time-Division LTE, the type used for PLDT's LTE Home services, is one of two wireless data transmission technologies that fall under international LTE standards, reaching maximum speeds of up to 42 Mbps (Megabits per second). – Rappler.com