• Video, mobile games boost Smart’s data usage and revenues

    PLDT Inc.’s resurgent mobile business posted record revenue growth in the first quarter of 2019, riding on the growing appetite of its customers for online video and mobile games. Service revenues of its individual wireless business, which includes the consumer sales of its Smart, Sun and TNT mobile brands, jumped 18% year-on-year to P16.9 billion, […]

  • PLDT, Smart named fastest networks, widen lead over competitors

    Speedtest PLDT Smart

    PLDT and its wireless subsidiary Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) continue to set the pace for Internet services in the Philippines, posting the country’s fastest fixed and mobile data speeds for the first half of 2019, according to Ookla, the global leader in internet testing and analysis. The latest report, which covers Q1-Q2 2019, also shows […]

  • PLDT launches P1-billion data center in Cebu

    PLDT Vitro Cebu 2 lobby

    Built from the ground up to withstand an intensity 8 earthquake, secured with 11 layers of protection, powered with electrical capacity enough for 1,600 households, and completed at a cost of P1 billion, the 2nd Vitro data center in Cebu was launched by PLDT yesterday. The facility was built with quadruple the capacity of the […]

  • PLDT taps Uber to transport employees

    PLDT is going digital in its fleet management by tapping ridesharing company Uber to transport employees. Under Uber for Business, sales personnel of PLDT and its subsidiaries Smart Communications and Voyager Innovations Inc. are given an Uber for Business account that is linked to a central payment account where fares are automatically charged. This means […]

  • PLDT bags 18 Anvil awards for outstanding communications programs

    PLDT HOME harvested 8 trophies, including 3 Gold Anvil Awards for its Most Beautiful Connection video, “Strengthening the Volleyball Community with the Volley Friends” program and “Gabay Guro 2016.” PLDT Enterprise took home 9 awards, garnering a gold trophy for its Hot Joe Magazine. PLDT Public Affairs, meanwhile, received a Silver Anvil for the PLDT […]

  • PLDT rolls out ‘Fibr City’ program in Toledo City

    PLDT Fibr City Toledo City

    Leading telecoms and digital services provider PLDT has stepped up its roll-out of fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) facilities in strategic urban centers nationwide with Toledo City in Cebu becoming its first ever “Fibr City” project, where families and enterprises can enjoy world-class internet connectivity. Through a partnership with the Toledo City government, the FTTH roll-out will serve […]

  • LTE, 3G speeds significantly up in Metro Cebu

    The nationwide network modernization program of Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart), the mobile unit of PLDT, Inc., is in full swing and recent field tests in Metro Cebu are showing impressive LTE and 3G speeds in the Visayas region’s premier urban hub. Internal field tests conducted in key areas in and around Metro Cebu have shown […]

  • PLDT, Smart, TV5, Solar converge to bring ultimate Miss Universe 2016 experience to Filipinos

    Leading Philippine telco and digital services provider PLDT and mobile leader Smart Communications together with broadcast station TV5 will bring the much anticipated Miss Universe 2016 closer to Filipinos everywhere through the country’s most extensive and robust fixed line and wireless networks. In partnership with the Miss Universe Organization and official Philippine broadcast partner of […]

  • Globe, PLDT sign agreement to cut interconnection rate for voice calls

    Globe PLDT interconnection

    Globe Telecom signed a memorandum of understanding with PLDT to reduce the interconnection rate for voice calls between the two operators. The agreement will lead to lower price of domestic mobile and fixed line calls between Globe and PLDT-Smart. The reduction of interconnection rates will not affect Globe to Globe (intra) calls as these are […]

  • PLDT Home, Smart sign partnership with ABS-CBN for iWant TV


    In a groundbreaking partnership, the country’s leading digital services providers PLDT Home and Smart Communications have teamed up with multimedia conglomerate ABS-CBN for iWant TV, the network’s streaming service for TV shows, movies and other exclusive digital content. Under the partnership, PLDT Home and Smart subscribers will soon be able to use their prepaid load […]

  • PLDT Gabay Guro continues to soar higher heights

    PLDT Gabay Guro

    Nine years ago, a small group of like-minded PLDT executives banded together over coffee for an advocacy for teachers. With a common dream of being a catalyst of change in the lives of teachers, Gabay Guro was born and became the CSR arm under the PLDT-Smart Foundation. What transpired after that day revolutionized education-based advocacy […]

  • PLDT, Smart boost data connectivity in Davao airport

    Smart Davao Airport

    PLDT and Smart Communications have strengthened access to the internet with the installation of Smart Wifi in Davao City’s Francisco Bangoy International Airport. The upgrade of the wireless connectivity in the airport would enable travelers using the passenger terminal to maximize their digital experience while connecting to their loved ones and friends via social media, […]

  • MVP: PLDT to spend a billion dollars a year to speed up Internet, improve services

    Manny Pangilinan PLDT

    PLDT will be spending a billion dollars a year to improve its Internet service, PLDT and Smart chairman, president, and CEO Manuel V. Pangilinan told journalists in an interview last night after the company’s Annual Stockholders’ Meeting in Makati Shangri-la. “We are quite good at building the relevant infrastructure for Internet and data. And that’s […]

  • PLDT, Smart unveil new logos to mark ‘digital pivot’

    PLDT, Smart new logo

    PLDT and mobile subsidiary Smart Communications unveiled its new logos tonight to highlight a fresh brand identity anchored on its “digital pivot,” a massive shift of the company to data services. PLDT and Smart chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) Manuel V. Pangilinan led company officials in unveiling the logo in the Makati Shangri-la. The […]

  • PLDT launches #MyNumber service to help companies widen reach

    PLDT #MyNumber Cebu launch

    To help enterprises expand their market and increase engagement with customers, leading telecommunications and multimedia company PLDT has come up with the #MyNumber service. The PLDT #MyNumber solution simplifies a company’s hotline system to a single number combination of four to eight digits beginning with the hash sign (#), said Marc Frederick Roxas, category head […]