After much backlash, PLDT assured the public of continuous service despite the scheduled 5-day emergency maintenance on one of its international cables.
The system maintenance was pushed back to Saturday at 9 a.m. and would end on September 30 5 a.m.
“We wish to assure PLDT and Smart customers of continued internet connectivity all throughout. We have identified alternative cable systems to keep our connectivity resilient,” the telco said.
PLDT has also adopted measures such as traffic rerouting and local caching, ensuring that most frequently downloaded content are located in the Philippines.
The telco giant likewise assured “students could still do their online studies and exams, and users in homes and businesses could go about their normal online activities during this time.”