HIGH-SPEED SMART WIFI, BACOLOD-SILAY AIRPORT
Being a travel blogger, Wifi connection is very important, especially if I am waiting for my flight at the airdrome. It is during this moment wherein I would write my blog my articles or update my sites and my other social media platform. But not all airports have good connectivity or if there are, it’s usually super slow and so difficult to connect with .
But this concern will now come to an end, especially at the Bacolod-Silay International Airport and other major airports in the country.
Photo credits: Dhaddha Garcia
Very recently, I was invited at the launching of Smart Wifi at Bacolod-Silay International Airport. With the Smart Wifi, any passenger using Bacolod City’s Silay International Airport will experience an amazingly high-speed digital experience with the rising of the terminal’s data connectivity by PLDT and wireless subsidiary Smart Communications.
Smart Wifi has a bandwidth of up to 1 Gb per minute, which will certainly delight any Wifi users. Bacolod –Silay International Airport passengers will surely receive a high-speed connectivity whether surfing the web for their favorite sites or keeping connected with home and office while traveling or performing some last minute update for any business presentations or blog posts.
The installation of Smart Wifi in the Bacolod Airport was similar to what PLDT and Smart Communications at Davao City’s Francisco Bangoy International Airport, Misamis Oriental’s Laguindingan Airport, and Iloilo International Airport. Clark International Airport comes next after these other airports mentioned.
Transportation Undersecretary Roberto Lim during the launching in Davao City’s airport said “A tourist’s impression of a country will be largely based on the first and last experience of his destination. Smart Wifi contributes to improving this experience and to the success of having them come over and visit again”.
The installation of Smart Wifi at the Bacolod-Silay International Airport will surely lead to a respectable impression of any visiting tourists in the Negros Island. Bacolod airport, being the principal gateway to Negros Island accounts for close to a fifth of the air passenger traffic in the Western Visayas.
It is well to notice that the government has earmarked over P20 billion for the ascent of the airport under the private-public partnership (PPP) system. The project spreads over the expansion of the passenger terminal construction, which will boost its capacity to close to 3.1 million passengers per year.
Eric R. Alberto, EVP for PLDT/Smart, and president and CEO, ePLDT said, “In this digital age, data connectivity is important especially when one is on the go. With Smart Wifi, travelers will get to enjoy a seamless digital experience for more rich and meaningful journeys”.
There are 21 key transport hubs identified by the DOTr for installation of Smart Wifi to bring the internet into the hands of more Filipinos all over the country. The Bacolod, Iloilo, Laguindingan and Davao airports were just the first airports to receive the smart Wifi. Other airports on cue include all four passenger terminals of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport as well as airports in Dumaguete, Kalibo, General Santos, Clark, Laoag, Cebu, Caticlan, and Zamboanga. Also on the list are key seaports in Southern Luzon as well as MRT 3, and LRT lines 1 and 2 for Metro Manila.
After the said airports will be served, Smart Wifi’s will also be extended to cover more public areas, such as city halls, schools, hospitals, and establishments such as malls, restaurants, and coffee shops, among many others, amid the increasing demand for more public Wifi hotspots in the country.
The Smart Wifi nationwide deployment is backed by the PLDT Group’s robust and resilient fixed and wireless networks.
The Negros Bloggers (Photo credits: Dhadha Garcia)