Manuel V. Pangilinan’s PLDT and the Lopez family’s ABS-CBN are teaming up to deliver real-time broadcast coverage of the May 9 national elections.
In a statement, PLDT said the company and its wireless unit Smart Communications will provide the best quality of service for the transmission of real-time updates as well as mobile services for ABS-CBN’s news reports from the field during its election coverage next week.
“We thank ABS-CBN for choosing us as their partner in ensuring seamless connectivity for their coverage of the upcoming elections, one of the country’s most important historic events. PLDT and Smart are proud to be a part of this nationwide effort to keep our countrymen connected and informed,” PLDT and Smart president and CEO Alfredo Panlilio said.
Using 5G, PLDT will enable time-critical communication behind the scenes and in the actual live election coverage of ABS-CBN which require high reliability and consistent low-latency connectivity on a large scale.
“We look forward to more collaborations with PLDT and Smart in the future as we all aim to keep our kababayans informed, connected, and empowered as citizens of a democratic country,” said Carlo Katigbak, ABS-CBN president said.