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New video-streaming service from PLDT



MANILA, Philippines—In line with its multimedia strategy, telecommunications firm PLDT has launched a new service that offers free blockbuster movies to high-speed broadband subscribers using its fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) network.

PLDT has partnered with Clickplay.ph, the country’s first movie-streaming service, to bring this service to its Fibr broadband subscribers. Clickplay.ph has more than 70 Hollywood movies in its data base. Its movie list is expected to grow to about 200 by March and will soon include Filipino movies.

“The service is in line with our transformation from a telephone company into a multimedia services group, providing access not just for voice and data but also allowing seamless streaming of high quality video over our fiber network,” PLDT president and CEO Napoleon Nazareno said in a statement.

PLDT EVP and head of home business Ariel Fermin, in the same statement, said the video-streaming service would be available initially to Fibr customers in more than 100 residential subdivisions around the country.

In this new service, Fibr package subscribers will receive different packages based on their subscription plan. Plan 3500 subscribers get three free movies, while Plan 5800 subscribers get four free movies.

Plan 8800 subscribers get 10 free movies and Plan 20,000 subscribers get 20 free movies.

“With this partnership, we are strengthening our triple-play service that delivers voice, data and video under a dedicated, ultra-fast and seamless connection which is Fibr, our most powerful broadband offering,” Fermin said. Fibr can deliver speeds of up to 100 Mbps, using a dedicated connection straight to the subscribers’ homes. This allows them to stream HD content, play lag-free online gaming, and adopt seamless cloud computing.

Fibr rides on PLDT’s extensive fiber optic network that extends 54,000 kilometers nationwide, the most expansive in the country.

“When it comes to fiber-powered services, no other telco comes close to what the PLDT Group has to offer,” Nazareno pointed out. The fiber network also fires the Long-Term Evolution (LTE) services of PLDT mobile subsidiary Smart Communications Inc.

“We are definitely leading the adoption of fiber optic technology in the hope of pushing the country among those nations with ultra-high-speed and advanced Internet connections,” he added.








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  • http://inquirer.net unokritiko

    TO ALL CUSTOMERS WHO REALLY INSIST TO INSTALL THIS SERVICE BY PLDT:
    First of all pls give thanks to this disgruntled worker by the code name Bojo Mojo regarding the
    use of the subsystem GPON in their network. I doubt very much if he has an experienced in this field!!!!
    This GPON subsystem should not be used in public service as it is intended only for private companies with lots a branches! The main usage of this system is for video conferencing catering only in short distances.
    But as per this disgruntled guy, it seems that this telco is using it for their advantage to  generate  financial gain with less maintenance cost  is like a lutong lugao. By the way he already installed in 1000 homes as per his experience.
    This GPON system uses only one card or olt to service a maximum of 128 homes!!! what a big savings for telco!!! But the dark side of this is if the card goes capot then this 128 house lost their connection at the same time. telco doesnt care about stability as long as you pay the bills thats what they want!
    To make even with this, I would suggest that every customer should ask this telco on the result of OTDR testing of fiber from Splitter equipment down to your house. The result should be less than 24dbm. Also ask for the Power meter test done by them, It should be at least the same with the OTDR result. Check also the Network interface device(ONT) that will be installed in your home regarding maximum receive power it can reliably work. this NID device is of good quality if it can receive the signal at 37dbm otherwise it will fail in less than a year.
    Pleas note that this equipments Front end OLT and splitter equipment must be installed in controlled environment. This holds thru at the customer end NID or Ont  equipment.
    All this equipment use a laser device that generate heat and the receiver device is included in the  box altogehter. It is the receiver device that requires stability otherwise a small deviation in the receive power will create a lost in connection. If the brand is alcatel,NEC, or nokia that is reliable. other brand never heard will give you headache later on!!
    WDM equipment need stability in temperature, and using this system for public consumption is not advisable!!!
    For the information of cutomer to be!!!

  • Bojo Mojo

    why pay for movie streaming service when you can download HD movies from torrent sites and watch them on your HD LED TV free? :D

    • http://inquirer.net unokritiko

       an stupid comment coming from a commentator like you. Downloading a streaming video  has lots of viruses involved in it!
      Please think of other alternatives. Idiot!!

      • http://www.manila-voice.com/ 대성공

        nasa users yan…

        been downloading movies through torrents since 2007 until now hindi pa naman na-iinfect pc ko.:)..bakit ka magdadownload ng streaming video? 
        720p at below 1gb pero 2 channels audio or 1080p below 1.5gbs same at 2 channel audio, I can download 1080p @ 1.3Gbs in 11 hrs using my 999 Php 254kbps PLDT…

        It’s free!! Likewise, information is free..

      • Bojo Mojo

         why my reply to his comment deleted by moderator?…i did not say anything inappropriate…i think this guy is one of the moderators…

      • http://inquirer.net unokritiko

         read my comments and FYI i am not the moderator here. And I used the proper words only to denote the kind of person taking his opinion of others. It is better for you to keep mum if you dont know anything and dont use the dictionary or wikipedia to further your stand on the issue. the moderator knew it!! my foe!!!
        and lastly change your name From BOJO MOJO to BAJO MO JO  as it is appropriate for you!!!
        Ha!Ha!Ha!

      • Bojo Mojo

         i’m not here to pick a fight with you…tame your anger
        brother…badmouthing others is bad for your health…it can elevate
        your blood sugar, blood pressure & cholesterol levels…and you’ll
        have heart attack eventually…

        don’t masquerade yourself here as a resource person when you only have a half-baked knowledge about it…

        the kind of language you used only reflects the bad upbringing you had..it’s no surprise if you are from a broken family..

        btw, i work for a company whose business is migrating legacy network
        to GPON..we have already installed fiber to thousands of homes &
        establishments…

        FYI!

      • http://inquirer.net unokritiko

        nice experience my boy as compared to my 17 years of experience that is hands on I repeat hands on in fiber optic transmission. I am a retired person and my experienced is well known in biggest country in the middle east. i do a lot from splicing of fiber up to the lining up and commisioning of fiber optic transmission equipment. from small screw down to installation of fiber cable as welll as installation of trasmission is just my minor experience. Not only that my dear, I do maintenance of the system. 17 years!!! how is that with your experience my dear boy!!! Too bad that I left the company installing a transmission equipment using only one fiber!!! You believe in this?? I think not because the equipment here are some kind of obsolete!!! You heard about DWDM, nay!! i think it is enough baka ka malunod kung itutuloy ko pa!!!!!

      • Bojo Mojo

         LIES!!

      • http://inquirer.net unokritiko

        this is the kind of response from person who is really lying to himself!!! Mr bojo, if you really knows about fiber and as to your experienced wired a 1000 house (hope is not in Tondo area!) and knows about GPON could you tell me how the signal is transmitted and recieved thru one fiber alone! and how is the fiber being split up to 128 to cater 128 ont? Pls in shorts sentence only!! if you cannot explained it you are not only a liar, bogus but a big bluffer!!! WDM is much easier than DWDM as it involves only in short distance and it is only a small system compare to my experience in transmission on long haul system.

      • Bojo Mojo

         a piece of info for you…. you don’t download streaming video…you only capture or record it with some software that is available free on the internet…

      • http://inquirer.net unokritiko

        you are really unbelievable liar, just read or look back at what you wrote
        “Download HD Movie” is just part of it. Look again what you wrote and think you are believable?. All what you have written here are bogus!
        that means in logic you are a bogus person.
        ha! ha! Ha! got you this time!!!

      • Bojo Mojo

         don’t speak about something you’re ignorant of…it only betrays your lack of knowledge of the subject…you pretend to know something really when you really don’t know anything…

        you need to pay your eye doctor a visit…read my earlier comments again…

        ever heard of “torrents”?..or perhaps the word is too techie for you to understand…

        i clearly mentioned “download HD movies from torrent sites” not “download streaming movies”…HD movies i mentioned are VIDEO FILES in avi, mkv, mt2s, mp4 format which you could download with torrent client and they are not streaming HD movies….is that clear enough!!!!

        you didn’t get me..but you only got your ownself this time!!

      • http://inquirer.net unokritiko

         better for you if you just said just get it from pirated dvd’s in quiapo. theres a lot of movies there than download it from internet as you said. you are really some kind of a persons to idolized by filipino indiot people.

      • Bojo Mojo

        what quiapo are you talking about?..i never said go to quiapo & buy pirated dvds….

        are you really out of your mind?..or dazed & confused by our argument?….you don’t seems to understand things..or it is just that what we are talking about here is something beyond your comprehension…

        i pity you brother!!

      • http://inquirer.net unokritiko

         Capturing a video files from other site is tantamount to downlading it. You are using the internet to recieve this files. if you’re not really an idiot you agree with this statement!
        Now its better to get a pirated DVDs available in baclaran than arguing with this downloading.
        You really bluff me with your comments about fiber optics system as you never have experience at all.Proof is asking you to explain how the signal is transmitted and recieve thru one fiber and got no response from you shenanigan commentator.
        By the way I never had experience in GPON as it should have been a tiny part of fiber network system were I worked. This sub-system was rejected during the bidding process due to its quality and reliability as well as stability of equipment  by never heard manufacturer.
        If it was made by Lucent or Alcatel perhaps it has a consideration. It should have been used for video conferencing by higher personnel manning the company.
        When I left that company they are in the process of changing the OLT as well as part of the fiber sytem cable to suit the 4oGHZ olt using DWDM.
        Your experience my boy is very tiny part of mine because I reach the experince of planning and designing the fiber system network using the advance equipment in the market.
        Now regarding my question how its is possible to use only one fiber for duplex signal. to give you an answer coming from seminar by Alcatel. The transmitted light is at the range of 1450Nm to 1550nm while the recieve is at the range of 1350Nm, and it is at the recieving end were you have a sort of a Prism to reproduce the 1350nm light. In actuality it is called a transponder at the recieving end. If you have further question just ask alcatel personel about this matter.
        Is this a proof of a lying person were the other side doesnot even know how to explained the topic? WHO IS THE LIAR NOW????

      • Julius Buma-at

         I never had any viruses or malwares on my PC since I assembled my PC 5 years ago…  I never use M$-Windows after all.

  • billy gunner

    PLDT has the worst customer service reps ever. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BFVHG62YMHHA7AIMGDCXTNKJJI The Truth

    This fiber pricing model and marketing freebies will not fly in the PH consumer market. It seems there’s still a lot of pea brain in PLDT.

     

  • http://inquirer.net unokritiko

    this is for the benefit of public customers:
    This Fiber Optic line by pldt has a lot of mechanical connections before it reaches  a particular terminal box near your home. This mechanical connections adds up to the loss that you may get up to the termination at you residence.The materials they used are of poor quality!! takenote!
    Of course the pldt guy will install a sort of modem or isdn in your house and TAKE NOTE OF THE MAXIMUM TOTAL LOSS that your modem will recieve. if its a good modem, up to 37dbm loss it can still recieved the signal. good signal indeed but it will not last for long if your loss you recieve is between 30 to 37dbm. THE IDEAL LOSS IS LESS THAN SAY 24dbm recieved right at the connector at your home.
    Ask for OTDR result they have done after the cable is installed. This result is up to the last termination point near your house usually located in the post were the terminal box is located.
    Now before they connect your modem or sort of isdn ask them to do OTDR testing of the fiber to see the mechanial joints along the line. for every M-joint there is a 1dbm loss FYI!
    The graph of otdr should be smooth sloping down to 24dbm loss. Any abrupt slope along the graph line is a bad joint FYI! and This is not good in the long run due to deterioration of jointing.
    As much as possible it should have no mechanical jointing along the line except at the card terminal PABX and at your home. Let them splice first before you agree.
    just making your investment more equal!!!

    • Bojo Mojo

       it seems to me you don’t know what you are talking about…

      • http://inquirer.net unokritiko

         a kind of reply who does not know about fiber optic transmission.
        your response came from a moron person!!

      • Bojo Mojo

         do your homework before you talk about nonesense…google it coz there are lots of resources out there or read wikipedia before you post a comment that doesn’t make any sense at all!

      • http://inquirer.net unokritiko

        seems to me that your brain is in circles, that is “doesnt make any sense” is your response, please do something about your brains and talked about the the subject matter i commented.
        Now I consider you have a embicile brain!!! very bad indeed my friend! If I were you my friend, if you dont know the subject just keep silent.

      • Bojo Mojo

        it is you who don’t know anything about the subject..what you said were all rubbish…

        psssst! you don’t use modem or isdn devices to terminate fibre drop cable at subscriber’s place…you use ONT…you use isdn modem to terminate the isdn U point which is consist of 2 pairs of wire for E1 and 1 pair of wires for 2B+D…got it!!!

      • http://inquirer.net unokritiko

        if you understand well enough with you rotten brain, please read again my comments above!! idiot! “sort of modem or isdn equipment” for the public to know and other people that doesnt even know about fiber optics like you.
        In transmission word we dont use ONT as you just first seen it in wikipedia. we call it network interface device between customer and provider.
        enough of your very tiny info about fiber optics as you dont know anything about it!!! Only by words thru dictionary called wikepedia you knew it. I am not a moderator for your info. Maybe it was not publish because of you name “bojo Mojo”!!! better change it to “Bajo MO JO” as indicative and so much relate your comments. Ha!Ha! Ha!

      • Bojo Mojo

         i’m not here to pick a fight with you…tame your anger brother…badmouthing others is bad for your health…it can elevate your blood sugar, blood pressure & cholesterol levels…and you’ll have heart attack eventually…

        don’t masquerade yourself here as a resource person when you only have a half-baked knowledge about it…

        the kind of language you used only reflects the bad upbringing you had..it’s no surprise if you are from a broken family..

        btw, i work for a company whose business is migrating legacy network to GPON..we have already installed fiber to thousands of homes & establishments…

        FYI!

  • santosboi

    PLDT are mostly called PLDC! Philippines Long DisConnection!

  • http://inquirer.net unokritiko

    This is an advertisement of PLDT and not a news. Dont believed in this ad as you will regret later on. Why?? Yours truly, knows more than this people manning this fiber optics line and how they install it in the street gives me an idea that this technolgy is below par than using two pairs of wire! and the major factors is not being considered by this people!!
    If still you insist, my advise is ask this pldt to give you results of total attenuation from their card terminal up to your home. and most importantly ask them the test result of OTDR testing to show you the fiber total loss from the card terminal up to your house.
    Telling you only of total loss (dont blieve them)as it does not guarantee the quality of you fiber interconnection. 

    • http://www.manila-voice.com/ 대성공

      Super agree!! Experienced with them on fiber splicing and cutting..compare with EMV-I Group. Malayong-malayo ang distansya. And agree ako sa OTDR Testing, sobrang malayo ang attenuation level na passed sa kanila kesa sa EMV-I..

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BFVHG62YMHHA7AIMGDCXTNKJJI The Truth

         Fyi.. PLDT now partly own EMVI thru Meralco acquisition.

      • http://www.manila-voice.com/ 대성공

        yes po..pero magkaiba parin ang process ng implementation nila.:)

  • http://www.manila-voice.com/ 대성공

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