Founded on November 28, 1928, Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT) is the leading telecommunications provider in the Philippines. Through its three principal business groups - fixed line, wireless, and information and communication technology - PLDT offers the largest and most diversified range of telecommunications services across the Philippines’ most extensive fiber optic backbone and fixed line, cellular and satellite networks.
PLDT is listed on the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE:TEL) and its American Depositary Shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:PHI). PLDT has one of the largest market capitalizations among Philippine-listed companies.
Statement of Mission
PLDT will be the preferred full service provider of voice, video and data at the most attractive levels of price, service quality, content and coverage, thereby bringing maximum benefit to the Company's stakeholders.
The PLDT Management
PLDT will be the preferred full service provider of voice, video and data at the most attractive levels of price, service quality, content and coverage, thereby bringing maximum benefit to the Company’s stakeholders.
PLDT is the largest and most diversified telecommunications company in the Philippines. We have organized our business into three main segments; Wireless - Wireless telecommunications services provided by Smart Communications, inc., or Smart, and Pilipino Telephone Corporation, or Piltel, our cellular service providers; Smart Broadband, Inc., or Smart Broadband (formerly known as Meridian Telekoms, Inc., or Meridian), our wireless broadband provider; Wolfpac Mobile, Inc. , or Wolfpac, our wireless content operator ; Mabuhay Satellite Corporation, or Mabuhay Satellite, ACeS Philippines Cellular Satellite Corporation, or ACeS Philippines, and Telesat, Inc., or Telesat, our satellite and very small aperture terminal . or VSAT, operators;
Fixed Line - Fixed line telecommunications services are primarily provided through PLDT. we also provide lso provide fixed line services through PLDT's subsidiaries PLDT Clark Telecom, Inc., Subic Telecommunications Corporation and PLDT-Maratel, Inc., Piltel, Bonifacio Communications Corporation and PLDT Global Corporation, or PLDT Global, which together account for approximately 4% of our consolidated fixed line subscribers.
Information and Communication Technology - Information and communications infrastructure and services for internet applications, Internet protocol-based solutions and multimedia content delivery provided by PLDT's subsidiary of ePLDT, Inc., or ePLDT, call center services provided under ePLDT Ventus, including Parlance Systems, Inx., or parlance, and Vocativ Systems by SPi Technologies, Inc., or SPi ( consolidated on July 11, 2006) ; Internet access and gaming services provided by ePLDT's subsidiaries, Infocom Technologies, Inc., or Infocom, Digital Paradise, Inc., or Digital Paradise, Digital Paradise Thailand, Ltd., or Digital Paradise Thailand, netGames, inc., or netGames, Airborne Access Corporation, or Airborne Access, Level Up!, Inc., or Level Up!; and e-commerce, and IT-related services provided by other investees of ePLDT.
History of the Company
When PLDT was incorporated and given the franchise to establish and operate telephone services in the country on November 28, 1928, a typhoon had just ravaged Eastern Visayas, Bicol Peninsula, and Samar. The ability to communicate amongst loved ones and across the country became crucial. Sadly, phone networks then were like disconnected intercom systems and you could only call people within your own small city. Filipinos were disconnected from neighboring towns, disconnected from friends in the other island and, needless to say, disconnected from the rest of the world. It was under this scenario that the law was signed giving birth to PLDT. What the new law hoped to achieve was to interconnect...