Announcement of the plans were unveiled at a recent FttH Council Asia Pacific Philippines Workshop.
Senior representatives from the Makati city’s mayor's office were joined by the Philippines National Telecommunications Commissioner Gamaliel Cordoba at the workshop, which discussed the implementation of an optical fibre infrastructure as the basis of a smart city project in the area.
The planned project aligns with the wider plans for improved broadband services in the region, mandated by Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte.
Makati is a financial hub for the Philippines and a major financial city in the Asia region.
“The project in Makati is a trendsetter in terms of smart cities in the region,” Macaulay said.
“Globally, we see an optical fibre infrastructure as the enabling building block of smart cities, allowing for the rapid deployment of FttX services.”
Macaulay said the event in Makati saw discussions on some of the hottest topics in the industry, including deep fibre, the Internet of Things and broadband connectivity, as well as ongoing policy and regulation issues.
Speakers at the event included representatives from Corning, Viavi Solutions, Fujikura and Huawei.
The Makati project follows on from the recent announcement that smart cities will be one of FttH Council Asia-Pacific’s areas of focus for 2017.
The FttH Council Asia-Pacific Annual Conference will take place in New Delhi, India, in May this year. For more information, click here.