|Davao Airport Gets Data Connectivity Boost From PLDT and Smart|
PLDT and Smart Communications have strengthened Internet access with the installation of Smart WiFi in Davao City’s Francisco Bangoy International Airport. With a bandwidth of 1 gigabit per second, Smart WiFi promises a world-class digital experience. Single-user tests done during the inauguration showed speeds of up to 226 Mbps for downloading and up to 126 Mbps for uploading.
Considered as the gateway to the southern corridor, the Davao airport is the third busiest airport in the country serving close to 3 million passengers annually. For the first quarter of this year alone, over 818,000 inbound and outbound passengers made use of the airport, according to data from the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines office in Davao.
The Davao airport is one of 21 major transport hubs identified by the DOTr for installation of Smart WiFi as outlined by the Memorandum of Understanding signed by Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade and PLDT and Smart chairman, president and CEO Manuel V. Pangilinan.
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The initial rollout also includes all four passenger terminals of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport as well as airports in Iloilo, Bacolod, Dumaguete, Kalibo, Laguindingan, General Santos, Clark, Laoag, Cebu, Caticlan, and Zamboanga, as well as seaports in Batangas and Mindoro.
Commuters will get to experience fast connectivity in the station platforms, light rail vehicle, and on the street level of the entire lines of MRT3, and LRT 1 and 2. It will also be available at the terminals of major bus companies including Alps, Five Star Bus, Isarog Bus, Jam Liner, Philtranco, and Victory Liner.