Bayan Telecommunications expands coverage in Metro Manila through wireless broadband
Bayan Telecommunications (Bayan), a full-range communications company and the country's leading provider of wireless landlines, recently announced the expansion of the availability of its broadband services to other parts of Metro Manila through its new wireless service.
"BayanDSL has been the choice wired broadband service of those in our franchise areas of Quezon City, Manila, Malabon and Valenzuela, and it is with great excitement that we are now able to offer the same Bayan Internet experience to other people in the Metro through wireless technology,” said Mr. Tunde Fafunwa, Bayan's Chief Executive Consultant. "After all, it has always been in our sights to deliver more services to more people and our new wireless broadband product allows us to do just that.”
Bayan's new wireless broadband service uses its existing Bayan Wireless Landline infrastructure using Evolution-Data Optimized (EVDO) technology to deliver unlimited broadband service with speeds up to 256kbps to households beyond Bayan's traditional data service areas including Makati, Pasig, Pasay, Muntinlupa, Las Piñas, Parañaque, Taguig, Mandaluyong and San Juan. Going wireless is also an option for people in Quezon City, Manila and Malabon.
Bayan reported a 113% increase in its broadband base in 2008 from 2007's 50,000 subscribers to end the year at 105,000 with 25% of its Bayan Wireless Landline users also using their units to connect to the Internet.
Mr. Fafunwa announced, "With the service available in more areas, we expect to grow our broadband base by 50% to reach at least 160,000 households by the end of 2009.”
He adds, "This is more than just about technology and subscriber numbers, it is about Bayan's commitment to let the Filipino voice be heard for a better life. You see, beyond downloads, unreliable broadband connections also lead to unsent important business emails, unfinished school projects and constantly interrupted conversations. And as a company that understands the importance of keeping in touch, Bayan ensures that our clients have communications options that they can actually count on."
The new Bayan wireless broadband service offers unlimited wireless service with speeds up to 256kbps for only P699/month.