Widespread 5G use seen; Sky runs with Runrio; Malayan, Moneymax partner


    Filipino companies believe virtual collaboration will be top 5G use case

    Filipino companies believe that the most critical use cases for 5G will be virtual business collaboration experiences and industrial/corporate applications, followed by consumer deployments, such as gaming/Esports and smart vehicles, according to a recent study commissioned by Ciena.

    Ciena commissioned independent survey firm Blackbox Research to conduct a survey of 400 IT and business decision-makers at large enterprises (of more than 250 employees) in Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines and Japan in August 2020.

    As the Philippines looks ahead to 5G in the coming years, real-time data transfer and better use of data analytics (34 percent) ranked highest as expecting to have the most impact from 5G, followed by enhancing digital experiences (20 percent) and creating new revenue streams (15 percent). To prepare for 5G, 91 percent of respondents from the Philippines believe that the availability of infrastructure is the most important factor for adoption.

    The appetite to invest in 5G is high, as nearly half of Filipino decision-makers are willing to spend up to 15 percent of their budget on 5G, compared to respondents in Indonesia (40 percent) but less than those in Japan (60 percent) and Singapore (51 percent), which were also surveyed.

    “5G will play an important role in driving digital transformation across the Philippines and powering applications that require the lowest latency possible,” said Anup Changaroth, Chief Technology Officer of Asia Pacific and Japan at Ciena. “To deliver high-content 5G applications, such as video and Internet of Things, operators will require computing resources at the edge cloud, closer to the end user.”

    Ciena has been in the Philippines for more than 15 years and serves local service providers, including Converge ICT and PLDT, as well as enterprises.

      Sky partners with Runrio for virtual run

    Runners now have a chance to quench their thirst to complete a marathon even in the new normal sans the crowds and throng of other runners as SKY presents the third and final leg of the RUNRIO Trilogy Run Asia Virtual Run happening from November 28 to December 12. 

    In a virtual run, participants can run the distance they registered within their neighborhood or even on a treadmill at home. They are required to use a GPS-tracking app and a watch to time their run. Runners will be asked to take a photo of their race results and send them to info@runrio.com within two weeks.  

    To help participants prepare for the rigorous marathon, SKY will hold a series of training activities online and on cable.     

    On November 21, 4 PM, runners can train with Coach Rio during the live “SKY Rise and Grind” pre-run work-out via F.Y.E. Channel on Kumu. There will also be pre-recorded workout sessions on November 15 and 27 airing on SKY Community Channel 955 and RUNRIO’s official Facebook page and Instagram TV.    

    On November 28, participants are invited for “Kick Off to T3,” a pre-run warm-up program courtesy of Coach Rio, followed by the ceremonial gun start of the virtual marathon. Also airing via SKY’s community channel 955 as well as on RUNRIO’s FB and IG TV.   

    Meanwhile, 50 lucky participants have the chance to interact with Coach Rio himself on “Huddle with Coach Rio” via a live Zoom session happening on December 5. Special prizes and fun chit-chats await the runners during the online checkpoint hangout.

    And as SKY aims to make a difference, it partners with ABS-CBN Foundation’s “Pantawid ng Pag-ibig: Isang Daan. Isang Pamilya.” campaign with its 100 Steps Challenge happening on December 6.  

    Anyone can join the fund-raising activity by posting on social media an actual video of themselves completing 100 steps, with the hashtag #100Hakbang1Pamilya. The first 300 runners to complete the challenge will receive a commemorative shirt. Meanwhile, SKY will make a donation for “Pantawid ng Pag-ibig” on behalf of all participants who joined the 100 Steps Challenge.  

    The RUNRIO Trilogy is the country’s premier running series designed for runners who want to complete a marathon via a progression running program. In progression running, participants run at a slower pace until their speed and distance gradually increase at each virtual leg.    

    The annual event, which began in 2010, consists of a series of races, with each leg increasing in distance, starting from 21K, then 32K on the second leg, and finish with a 42K on its final leg.  

    To know more about the event’s registration details, visit runrio.com or follow Runrio Events, Inc. on Facebook and Instagram. 

    For more SKY news and updates, visit SKYcable’s official website, mysky.com.ph

    Malayan partners with Moneymax

    Malayan Insurance, the Philippines’ leading non-life insurance company, partners with Moneymax, an online comparison platform and licensed insurance broker.

    The digital partnership for car insurance is part of the digital transformation plans by Malayan Insurance, accelerated even more by the community quarantine brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. On the other hand, Malayan Insurance becomes Moneymax’s biggest car insurance partner to date.

    Getting the Right Car Insurance Made Easier by Malayan and Moneymax With a Gross Premium Written (GPW) of more than P10 billion in 2019, Malayan continues to be the country’s leader in non-life insurance products.

    Apart from car insurance, Malayan also offers aviation, engineering, marine, personal accident, surety, and fire insurance. The company takes pride in its ability to settle all “just and valid claims” and has taken steps to automate its claims processing. With the addition of Malayan on the Moneymax website, both companies will be able to improve their ability to help Filipinos find a comprehensive car insurance coverage that fits their needs.

    Moneymax’s online comparison platform allows users to easily view and compare different car insurance policies as well as other financial products.

    Greg Aguilar, Moneymax Head of Business Development shares: “ We’re incredibly excited to be partnering with Malayan, the leading non-life insurer in the Philippines, to provide greater accessibility to their comprehensive car insurance product. This partnership reaffirms our position in the industry as the leading comparison platform for comprehensive car insurance. We look forward to contributing to Malayan’s growth and to the country’s acceleration online. ”

    Malayan and Moneymax’s partnership highlights how affordable and convenient it is to acquire a car insurance policy nowadays. Moneymax’s car insurance services are 100% free of charge. Users can compare, pay, and receive their car insurance policy all online without having to pay additional fees.

    Apart from this, Moneymax and Malayan offer free claims assistance to all of their car insurance clients. When the need to file a claim arises, clients can simply send an email to Moneymax and the comparison platform’s dedicated claims team will assist the request. Malayan Insurance, on the other hand, has an online claims notification link on their website.

    To file a claim, clients just need to fill out an online form and click send to notify the company’s claims department. Indeed, the partnership focuses on offering premium car insurance services that are value-for-money.

    To learn more about Malayan Insurance, visit www.malayan.com. Also visit www.moneymax.ph to get a free car insurance quote and to learn more about the partnership. For other updates and information, follow @moneymax.ph on Facebook and Instagram, alongside @moneymaxph on Twitter.


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