CLARK, Pampanga—Claiming to be the “first in the Philippines and one of the first in the region,” PLDT Inc. is firing up its first 5G base station here to cater to the growing demand for connectivity in the enterprise sector.
Slated for sometime this month, the first 5G cell site will be one of the 13 existing towers to be upgraded to be 5G-ready. Another 12 are set to be constructed and deployed at the premier investment city in Central Luzon.
The telco partnered with the Bases Conversion and Development Authority to make Clark its first “5G City.”
This initiative, which is part of the P58-billion capital expenditures of the company for 2018, will be completed in the next six months.
“We are the first to deploy this technology in the country. The 5G tech ushers in a new era of intelligence services to power smart cities of tomorrow,” said Juan Victor I. Hernandez, the chief of PLDT Enterprise.
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