PLDT HOME Bro uLTEra : LTE Powered Home Broadband

Thursday, May 01, 2014

photos by Pao Salandanan
PLDT ULTERA GRAND LAUNCH - uLTEra FAST! April 29, 2014 PLDT launched their newest broadband--the first LTE powered Home Bro of the company-PLDT HOME Bro Ultera! It uses TD-LTE (Time Division Duplex Long-Term Evolution) which is believed to be the first in the country and one of the largest in Asia Pacific! It delivers speed that is 21 times faster than Canopy and 6 times faster than the WiMax. Unlike smartphones and pocket wifis, PLDT HOME Bro Ultera employs a dedicated network with its own allocated bandwith. PLDT HOME Bro uLTEra offers three plans--Ultera Basic (up to 3Mbps), Ultera Max (up to 5Mbps) and Ultera Pro (up to 10 Mbps). (For Plan prices, refer to the photo at the end of this post)
If you are living in the province, you do not need to worry, PLDT HOME Bro Ultera is being rolled out in key areas such as Bulacan, Pampanga, Tarlac, Bataan, Isabela, Nueva Ecija, Pangasinan, Aurora, Cagayan, Abra, and Nueva Vizcaya in Northern and Central Luzon; Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Quezon, Sorsogon, and Palawan in Southern Luzon; Aklan, Iloilo, Negros Occidental, Bukidnon, and Leyte in the Visayas; and Misamis Oriental, Zamboanga del Sur, Agusan del Sur, Misamis Occidental, Lanao del Norte, and Sultan Kudarat in Mindanao. Additional TD-LTE sites are being eyed in other remote areas to further improve coverage.
The event was held in SMX Convention Center and was attended by few big names in the business and entertainment industry. During the event, the company also introduced the latest endorsers of their product. The event was packed with guests and VIPs eager to discover the new PLDT HOME Bro Ultera.
PLDT VIPs Ariel Fermin (Executive Vice President and head of PLDT HOME Business) and Mr. Manny V. Pangilinan (Chairman of PLDT), graced the event. Sir Manny Pangilinan a.k.a the Big Boss of PLDT even smiled at me as he passed by our table! (sorry I just had to say it #braggylittlebrat , I just felt so lucky). 
At the event, they have booths for some tweaks where you could test how fast the new PLDT HOME Bro Ultera is. You could listen to music and try internet surfing at the booth which we enjoyed most. They even have a photo printer for your photos at the event. All you have to do is post a photo in instagram and use the hashtag #speedyoucantbeat and viola! you get a copy of your photo from the booth.
The guests also enjoyed the buffet served at the event plus cocktail drinks while the DJ is playing the music.
Funk Avy as the DJ for the Night! woot! The King of Mash-up and Electro!
The program was hosted by Sam YG and Andi Manzano
Ariel Fermin, (Executive Vice President and head of PLDT HOME Business) spoke at the event. According to him, “The launch of PLDT HOME Bro Ultera is part of our commitment to continuously develop broadband connectivity in the country. Aside from the ongoing roll-out and enhancement of PLDT HOME Fibr and PLDT HOME DSL, the addition of PLDT HOME Bro Ultera to the PLDT HOME roster of services means that we intend to serve more areas, especially those unreached by wired technology,” 
During the event, they also showed us how fast is the new PLDT HOME Bro Ultera through "the fast test challenge". CHALLENGE #1: This fastest burger-eater guy VS downloading 10 songs using PLDT HOME Bro Ultera
.....and the PLDT HOME Bro Ultera wins with 55.66 seconds to finish downloading 10 songs!
CHALLENGE # 2: Jeric Teng shooting hoops  VS uploading 30 photos using PLDT HOME Bro Ultera!
.....again PLDT HOME Bro Ultera wins by 35.92 seconds to upload 30 photos!
CHALLENGE # 3: Jeron Teng sprinting accross the platform VS streaming a 2 minute video on youtube using PLDT HOME Bro Ultera!
...of course PLDT HOME Bro Ultera wins again by 5.37 seconds against 7.10 seconds running time of Jeron.
YES! Thats how fast is PLDT HOME Bro uLTEra is!
Meet the Teng siblings! -- the newest endorsers of PLDT HOME Bro Ultera. Watch their newest commercial bellow.
During the event, they also launched collections exclusive for PLDT HOME Bro Ultera in partnership with Folded & Hung.
Spotted also few celebrities during the event--Raymond Gutierrez, Tim Yap, Jasmin Curtis and Bea Binene!
Here's me and my babe! We are truly blessed to be part of this event. Thank you NuffnangPH and PLDT HOME Bro uLTEra for this opportunity! 
For more infos about PLDT HOME Bro Ultera, visit their website: PLDT HOME Bro uLTEra

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