MVP Confirms PLDT’s 5G Launch Will NOT Happen This Year - TeknoGadyet

Post Top Ad

Vivo NEX 3
Vivo NEX 3

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

MVP Confirms PLDT’s 5G Launch Will NOT Happen This Year

Contrary to its original plan, PLDT revealed that the commercial rollout of its 5G services is unlikely to happen in Q4 2019.

MVP Confirms PLDT’s 5G Launch Will NOT Happen This Year
MVP Confirms PLDT’s 5G Launch Will NOT Happen This Year

Although PLDT delayed its 5G launch, PLDT Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Manuel V. Pangilinan (MVP) claimed that it will certainly happen early next year. On the other hand, MVP admitted that they still don’t have a clear view of what are the actual use cases for 5G.

“We don’t have a clear view as well of what are the use cases for 5G. People have talked about it. So, we’d like to actually go outside the Philippines and look at the use cases in China, in Korea, and even the States where certain elements of the 5G networks are built or being built,” MVP explained.

In addition, PLDT confirmed that they are still looking for a technology partner. Their options include Huawei, Ericsson, and Nokia.

See Also: MVP Gets First Taste of Blazing 5G Network Speeds

“We have to determine the standards by which 5G will operate and of course we have to choose the vendor or vendors of 5G. We’re testing Huawei, Ericsson, Nokia, maybe one more. So hopefully next few months we will determine which vendor we will choose for 5G,” Pangilinan addressed.

PLDT Chief Revenue Officer Alfredo Panlilio also noted that launching 5G would be a long term plan for the company and it will not happen overnight.

What can you say? Let us know what you think in the comment section!

Source: PhilStar

No comments:

Post a Comment