Friday, December 4, 2009

PLDT readies 'broadband over power lines'

This will be good for people who have no other way to connect to the net or for areas with substandard net access.

But the product better be competitive, with a good price/speed/reliability ratio. Otherwise, other ISP's like the fast growing 3g and 3.5g ISP's will leave it in the dust. I would suggest a price of 1000 pesos a month for 1-2 mbps or 750 pesos a month for 512 kbps.

The article says : " virtually all of Meralco’s 24 million customers concentrated in Metro Manila". So does this mean only in Metro Manila? Hopefully this will expand to become nationwide.

The ISP market in Metro manila is becoming saturated with lots of companies fighting over subscribers. Better target areas with poor/no sun/smart 3g coverage first.




"MANILA, Philippines -- Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. (PLDT) said it will be ready to launch, in six to 12 months, its landmark “broadband over power lines (BPL)” service, seen as a new technology that will fast-forward the growth of Internet use in the country.

The BPL technology is a by-product of the PLDT group’s acquisition of a controlling stake in Manila Electric Co. (Meralco), the country’s largest power distributors.

The new technology, as its name suggests, will allow PLDT to efficiently bring broadband services to virtually all of Meralco’s 24 million customers concentrated in Metro Manila and nearby areas at a minimal cost."

in reference to:

- PLDT readies ‘broadband over power lines’ - INQUIRER.net, Philippine News for Filipinos (view on Google Sidewiki)

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