AFTER making its mark in providing telecom infrastructure and turnkey services for over three decades, the former subsidiary of Siemens AG (Germany) and Nokia Networks (Finland), ETSI Technologies, Inc. is now expanding into other major markets and new types of offerings.
CJ Castro, the CEO of ETSI since 2007, says that the company has significantly transformed from its original business as the exclusive service arm of Siemens. Castro admits that the foreign ownership divestment in 2014 actually opened many new opportunities, particularly in projects with national and social relevance.
ETSI is currently implementing a border control and security project with a US defense contractor. The project is designed specifically to secure the coastlines of the Philippines from external threats.
“Working with a highly-experienced US defense contractor proves that ETSI can match the toughest of international military standards” explains Castro.
Internet connectivity is another space where ETSI seeks to make a difference. Many Filipinos and their communities are still handicapped by slow broadband speeds, or have no access at all, thus creating a gap in their ability to participate in the local as well as the global economy.