PLDT and wireless unit Smart Communications are joining forces with ABS-CBN to deliver real-time broadcast coverage of the May 9 national elections.

PLDT and Smart will provide the best quality of service for the transmission of real-time updates as well as mobile services for news reports from the field during the “Halalan 2022: The ABS-CBN News Special Coverage,” which will begin its marathon livestreaming on the ABS-CBN News YouTube Channel and at 5 a.m. on May 9 until 12nn on May 10.

Leveraging on 5G, PLDT will enable time-critical communication behind the scenes and in the actual live election coverage of ABS-CBN, which requires high reliability and consistent low-latency connectivity on a large scale, in both wide and local coverage areas to allow ABS-CBN to deliver the most relevant and updated news.

Through this partnership, PLDT plays an essential role in ABS-CBN’s quest to redefine next-generation, anytime and anywhere entertainment and news content, enabling ABS-CBN to reach audiences nationwide and across the globe, in the service of the Filipino.

PLDT, through PLDT Enterprise, has been serving the Lopez Group, including ABS-CBN and SkyCable, as one of the company’s top valued clients. These services are underpinned by PLDT’s fiber infrastructure, which also supports Smart’s nationwide mobile network.

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These efforts are in line with the commitment of PLDT and Smart to help the country attain the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, particularly UNSDG 16 which calls for strong institutions.

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