PLDT says its internet services are improving after Jack Ma’s comment that PH’s internet speed is not good

Speedtest image from Smart Communications, Inc | Jack Ma's Image from Tech in Asia
  • A PLDT-Smart executive said their internet speeds and coverage are improving
  • The executive was sought to comment on Jack Ma’s remark that the country’s internet speed was “not good”
  • Mon Isberto said PDLT is working hard and investing heavily to improve its internet services

Sought to comment on Chinese business tycoon Jack Ma’s remark that the Philippines’ internet speed was not good, a PLDT-Smart executive said their internet speeds and coverage are improving based on third party tests.

“Third party tests show our internet speeds and coverage are improving as we roll out more fiber to the home and LTE facilities,” PLDT-Smart Public Affairs head Ramon Isberto told GMA News Online.

Isberto said the company is working very hard and investing heavily to improve their internet speed and coverage.

Jack Ma, who was bestowed a Doctor of Science in Technopreneurship by De La Salle University in Manila, said during his lecture at the university that upon his arrival here, he tried to test the country’s internet speed, but was not happy with the result.

“I arrived late last night and I tried to test the speed of Philippine [internet], it’s not good,” Ma said, drawing cheers from his audience who are all familiar with the slow internet speed in the country.

The Asia’s wealthiest businessman then said that opportunities exist in the areas most people complain. He encouraged the government and the private sector to work together to improve the speed and the coverage of the internet in the country.

 

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