The PLDT Group recently announced its latest collaboration with US-based global IT company Cisco as the Philippine telco leader moves to elevate the enterprise networking experience in the country with next-generation business solutions powered with enterprise-class connectivity.
(L-R) PLDT VP and Head of Enterprise Corebiz Jojo Gendrano, SVP and Head of PLDT & Smart Enterprise Groups Jovy Hernandez, PLDT & Smart CRO and ePLDT President and CEO Eric Alberto, Cisco President of Asia Pacific and Japan Irving Tan and Cisco Philippines Country Manager Enrique Rodriguez.
The Group, through its unit PLDT Enterprise and ICT subsidiary ePLDT, is collaborating with leading IT innovators to offer the most secure, visible and empowering business solutions to large businesses and small and medium enterprises (SMEs). Integrating these products with PLDT’s superior connectivity, enterprises can be equipped with sophisticated IT solutions to better manage their connectivity, while enabling them to enhance IT security for their business.
“Our collaboration with Cisco is just the first of many synergies we’re building to redefine the enterprise experience. PLDT is not just about giving fiber-fast connectivity, we aim to empower our enterprise customers with relevant, cutting-edge solutions that address today’s ever-changing and volatile business environment,” said SVP and Head of PLDT and Smart Enterprise Groups Jovy Hernandez.
“As we come up with forward-looking solutions and market-attuned enhancements to our portfolio, we make sure that we have reliable partners who share our vision to empower the enterprise and can deliver the best-in-class products to enrich our voice, data and ICT solutions. Our ambition is to define the new standard in enterprise experience by leveraging on the value of secure, transparent, and empowering technologies – a service level our enterprise customers truly deserve. ,” he added.
Business Solutions Redefined
In line with the thrust of elevating the enterprise experience, PLDT’s initial collaboration with Cisco expands its portfolio of managed solutions by incorporating Cisco’s 4000 Series Integrated Service Routers to redefine wide-area networking, and by leveraging on Meraki – Cisco’s leading line of cloud controlled Wi-Fi, routing and security solutions – that will help catapult branch connectivity performance to new heights.
PLDT and Cisco also agreed to work hand in hand to enforce greater network protection within the Philippine enterprise market through Umbrella, Cisco’s endpoint security portfolio.
“Our continuous investments in future-proofing our network gives us a strong foundation which enables us to offer and expand our services with innovative technologies to better serve our customers both in the enterprise as well as in the consumer segment. The synergy arising out of our collaboration with Cisco allows our enterprise clients to enjoy greater value out of our combined strengths in the field of networking,” said PLDT Chief Revenue Officer and ePLDT President and CEO Eric R. Alberto.
“PLDT has heavily invested in expanding coverage of its fixed and wireless network which now spans 150,000 kilometers of fiber optic cables running throughout the entire archipelago, addressing the communications needs of millions of Filipinos and empowering businesses nationwide with innovative solutions,” Alberto pointed out. “We currently manage nine data centers strategically located throughout the country, and also operate four cable landing stations that serve as gateways for a variety of voice, data, and content traffic that runs through a global network, to and from the country.”
PLDT is the leading telecommunications and digital services provider in the Philippines. Through its principal business groups – fixed line, wireless and others – PLDT offers a wide range of telecommunications and digital services across the Philippines’ most extensive fiber optic backbone, and fixed line and cellular 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.