PLDT Home Fibr demonstrates 1Gbps broadband service in Forbes Park home

Posted on Nov 10 2015 - 1:35pm by Melba Bernad

PLDT Home Fibr’s 1Gbps broadband service was recently demonstrated at the spacious residence of Italian furniture brand Minottie Manila General Manager and Living Innovations President Ferdinand “Ferdie” Ong.

The house, situated in the posh Forbes Park in Makati City, is among the more than 70 homes in the country that are connected to the Internet via PLDT Home Fibr’s 1Gbps broadband network.

 

The PLDT Home Fibr Modem

The PLDT Home Fibr Modem PHOTO: MELBA BERNAD

With glass walls and imported modern furniture in rooms that overlooked a garden with a swimming pool, the house is equipped with several Fam Cam devices—installed in the entrance, living room, and kitchen—which were controlled with the Telpad, an all-in-one landline, broadband, and tablet.

 

The Fam Cam is essentially a home monitoring camera that transmits live footage to mobile devices, using a PLDT Home (DSL or Fibr) connection. PHOTO: MELBA BERNAD

The Fam Cam is essentially a home monitoring camera that transmits live footage to mobile devices, using a PLDT Home (DSL or Fibr) connection. PHOTO: MELBA BERNAD

The Fam Cam is essentially a home monitoring camera that transmits live footage to mobile devices, using a PLDT Home Internet (DSL or Fibr) connection. The device has a built-in mic, with an advanced version that also provides two-way communication, as well as camera panning, tilting and zooming in.

 

The kitchen, living room, and bedroom of Ong's house were also installed with Telpads, so from anywere in the house you can monitor the house. PHOTO: MELBA BERNAD

The kitchen, living room, and bedroom of Ong’s house were also installed with Telpads, so from anywhere in the abode you can monitor the house. PHOTO: MELBA BERNAD

The kitchen, living room, and bedroom of Ong’s house were also installed with Telpads, so from anywhere in the abode you can monitor the house.

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The Intel-powered TVolution stick basically transforms an HDMI-capable TV into a fully functioning Windows computer. PHOTO: MELBA BERNAD

The Intel-powered TVolution stick basically transforms an HDMI-capable TV into a fully functioning Windows computer. PHOTO: MELBA BERNAD

In the main living room was a TV that had the Intel-powered TVolution Stick attached to it via HDMI. The TVolution stick basically transforms an HDMI-capable TV into a fully functioning Windows computer. It has built-in WiFi so we were able to wirelessly connect to the Internet via PLDT Home Fibr’s 1Gbps broadband service.

 

In the main living room was a TV that had the Intel-powered TVolution Stick attached to it via HDMI. The TVolution stick basically transforms an HDMI-capable TV into a fully functioning Windows computer. It has built-in WiFi so we were able to wirelessly connect to the Internet via PLDT Home Fibr's 1Gbps broadband service. , and watch iFlix movies and play games. PHOTO: MELBA BERNAD

In the main living room was a TV that had the Intel-powered TVolution Stick attached to it via HDMI. The TVolution stick basically transforms an HDMI-capable TV into a fully functioning Windows computer. It has built-in WiFi so we were able to wirelessly connect to the Internet via PLDT Home Fibr’s 1Gbps broadband service, and watch iFlix movies and play games. PHOTO: MELBA BERNAD

The second living room had the TVolution Box, which turns an ordinary TV, into an Internet TV.

The house was also set up with a gaming area where a couple of computers, which were directly connected to PLDT Home Fibr’s 1Gbps broadband, were installed to allow bloggers and media people to play online games, seamlessly and lag-free.

 

PLDT Home Fibr delivers Internet connection "speeds of up to" 1Gbps which means you won't always get a 1Gbps connection.

Speed test No. 1. PLDT Home Fibr delivers Internet connection “speeds of up to” 1Gbps which means you won’t always get a 1Gbps connection. PHOTO: MELBA BERNAD

PLDT Home Fibr delivers Internet connection “speeds of up to” 1Gbps which means you won’t always get a 1Gbps connection, but you will get at least a speed of around 700Mbps, which is still quite fast.

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With one of the computers in the gaming area, UpgradeMag.com conducted a couple of speed tests and the first generated a download speed of 877.53Mbps, and upload speed of 934.86Mbps. The second test generated a download speed of 902.83Mbps, and upload speed of 831.85Mbps. Despite the results of the speed tests, connection to the Internet using the laptop was extremely fast, much faster than what the ordinary connected Filipino is used to.

 

Speed test No. 2. PHOTO: MELBA BERNAD

Speed test No. 2. PHOTO: MELBA BERNAD

According to PLDT, the 1Gbps broadband service is available in over 1,600 Fibr-powered villages nationwide, including Valle Verde 1-6, Forbes Park, Dasmarinas Village, and Ayala Alabang, among others.

PLDT Home Fibre Plans start at Php1,899.

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About the Author

MELBA V. BERNAD started her career as an IT journalist with Computerworld Philippines which she joined in December 1993. She was Editor of the publication when she left in March 2013. Melba is currently Manila-based Editor of Networks Asia (Singapore), SMBWorld Asia (Singapore), and CFO Innovation Asia (Hong Kong). She is a two-time awardee of the Catholic Mass Media Awards (Best News Coverage in 2003 and Best News Coverage (Print) in 2004). She was also an awardee of the first Philippine Cyberpress Journalism Award. Melba is a co-publisher and concurrent Editor in Chief of Upgrade Magazine.

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