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PLDT and Intel set new standards, wow Pinoy techies

PLDT WiFi Zone Intel Ultrabook campaign

Intel Ultrabook + PLDT WiFi Zone = A New Breed of Wow

Leading chip manufacturer Intel has partnered with telecommunications giant PLDT to bring the Filipino digital experience to a whole new level. Debuting are the new Intel Ultrabooks, a new breed of portable device with computing power that can match notebook and desktop computers, but packed into a very slim and lightweight package.

“Internet growth is driven largely by content, now more so by consumers who exchange photos, videos and tweets wherever they may be,” said Intel Philippines country manager Ricky Banaag. “In this day and age, there is a noticeable increase in the demand for internet access anytime, anywhere. People are now able to access the internet simultaneously across multiple devices, empowering them not just to download data, but to upload and share content as well. Intel’s partnership with PLDT addresses a new era of computing experience that is underway, and ensures that the consumer’s expectations for a secure, mobile and powerful device are met through the Ultrabook.”

PLDT WiFi Zone Intel Ultrabook campaign

Back in January we wrote about the upcoming Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook, the first Intel Ultrabook to debut in the Philippines. Aside from Dell, leading manufacturers such as HP, Lenovo, Samsung, Toshiba, Acer, and Asus have begun offering Intel Ultrabooks to the Filipino consumer. For the Ultrabook, beauty goes beyond skin-deep, as each machine is powered by Intel’s powerful processors.

With Ultrabooks, form factor is no longer a limiting experience in marrying the desktop experience with mobility – a challenge previously that haunts its bulkier cousin the notebook. Nor does it suffer from lack of computing power, a problem usually encountered in netbooks and certain “web-only” devices.

PLDT WiFi Zone Intel Ultrabook campaign

In a wired age high speed connectivity is a must. The answer: PLDT WiFi Zones which deliver broadband speeds to Filipinos nationwide.

How is this possible?

The WiFi Zones use PLDT’s existing fiber infrastructure to channel its users to the Internet, which is a lot faster compared to mobile networks. The only limitation is that its users need to be within rage of a WiFi Zone, to which PLDT currently has an established base of over 3,000 areas — and still growing. Upon connecting to a WiFi Zone users must key in a username and password, which then activates the Internet tunnel. To enjoy this service PLDT is charging a minimal fee of 150 pesos to existing PLDT MyDSL subscribers and 300 pesos to existing landline subscribers.

What about the speed? In my personal experience, I managed to hit as high as 1800 Mbps downstream and 600 Kbps upstream at Opus Bar in Resorts World Manila. This is great for heavy downloaders and watching videos. Uploading pictures and huge videos, however, might not be as great.

PLDT WiFi Zone Intel Ultrabook campaign

This newfound partnership between PLDT and Intel brings the best technology within reach of media-savvy, content hungry Pinoys.

For more information on PLDT Wifi Zone, log on to www.pldtwifizone.com.

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