PLDT Enterprise launches Smart Bro 5G for businesses
The largest integrated telecommunications provider PLDT, through PLDT Enterprise and Smart, unveils the Smart Bro 5G Plans for business—equipping more enterprises with the latest in technology, running on the country’s fastest mobile network.
All Smart Bro plans today under PLDT Enterprise are 5G ready, with Smart Bro Plans 1899 and Plan 3500 which include 90GB and 200GB respectively. For a limited time, the group is extending an exclusive offer to include a free Samsung Tab A 8” with every Smart Bro 5G order to those who will pre-order starting March 10. With this introductory bundle, working from anywhere has been made even easier and with faster broadband speeds.
Jojo Gendrano, FVP & Head of PLDT Enterprise Core Business Solutions, emphasized how Smart Bro 5Gfor business plans “can unlock better efficiency and elevated ways of working for (our) customers, especially in the new normal hybrid and on-the-go work set ups, where most enterprises rely on strong internet connectivity.”
“Smart Bro 5G offers better internet speeds and more reliable internet connections. This allows users to benefit from ultra-fast downloads and application response. With 5G’s Enhanced Mobile Broadband (EMBB) capability, enterprises will be able to do more with their mobile broadbanddevices. We are certain that businesses will welcome this technology evolution, and we will continue to be in touch with our customers to further enrich enterprise 5G use cases,” he added.
5G technology is the next generation of wireless internet connectivity, offering faster speeds and more reliable internet connections than ever before.
There will be three things needed for users to enjoy and experience Smart Bro 5G: a 5G-ready SIM, a Smart-certified 5G enabled device, and be in an area where the Smart 5G network is available.
“We will be bundling the Smart Bro 5G with the 5GRocket Wifi that will allow subscribers to enjoy personal portable broadband access on the go,” mentions Chet Alviz, VP & Head of PLDT Enterprise Wireless Marketing. He adds that “there are many benefits of 5G, and having this available to businesses supports our overall mantra to make a positive impact to every business.”
The 5G Rocket Wifi is the best performing 5G device available in the Philippine market today. Aside from being 5G ready and boasting a longer battery life, it is aptly positioned to power the digital lifestyle of clients of all sizes. The unit can connect up to 10 WiFi-ready devices simultaneously which is perfect for ensuring productivity even when on the go and for users with multiple gadgets. It is also Wifi 6-capable so aside from getting a higher maximum speed, it also guarantees performance and reliability even when numerous devices are latched on to it. Customers will also have a choice to connect their non-WiFi enabled devices like desktop computers as it also comes with a LAN port.
“We would like to enjoin our dear customers to experience the revolutionary 5G technology firsthand through our Smart Bro 5G plans, which will give businesses the best in wireless broadband to power their remote and flexible work setups,” says Shyr Amador, Head of IoT & Connected Devices for PLDT Enterprise.
For the list of 5G-ready areas, please visit https://smart.com.ph/Pages/smart5g To learn more, visit pldtenterprise.com #
#ExtraCareAtHome at the core of Globe At Home’s services
Globe At Home continues to improve customer experience with #ExtraCareAtHome, focusing on proactive care at the core of its services – from inquiry, to installation, and more importantly, after sales. Realizing the people’s need for a reliable internet network to keep connected and entertained, run their business, and make working and learning from home possible, the company makes sure to be with its customers every step of the way.
“We not only provide fast and reliable connection to our Globe At Home subscribers, we also give them the best care. We make sure that the technology we use adheres to global standards. That’s why we are able to provide our customers with #ExtraCareAtHome,” said Darius Delgado, Globe Vice President and Head of Broadband Business.
Part of this proactive care is ensuring that consumers get the connectivity they need at the soonest possible time. Thus, in less than 24 hours from the approval of internet line applications, GAH’s team of installers are already dispatched to the address provided. These field technicians also undergo regular COVID-19 testing as well as strictly follow government health protocols to keep customers safe from the virus.
At the same time, GAH sees to it that the consumers are secured from scams and other fraudulent activities being committed by unscrupulous persons. Technicians on duty bear a QR code that customers can scan to confirm their identity. This is on top of regular text messages sent to the subscriber for scheduled visits and location tracking.
“Being able to serve our loyal customers with the best customer care they deserve is our everyday goal in Globe At Home. We want what’s best for our customers from installation to after sales. We go the extra mile just to provide the necessary care they deserve,” Delgado added.
Aside from prompt and secured installation, GAH makes it easier for its postpaid customers to manage their account – track data usage, change or renew their plan, view and pay bills, request for reconnection, report an issue with their internet connection, and inquire about promos with the use of GlobeOne and Globe At Home apps which can be accessed anytime, anywhere.
These apps, which can be downloaded via the App Store for iOS and Play Store for Android, were developed to empower Globe customers and allow them to manage their accounts. They contain answers to most frequently asked questions, thus minimizing the need to visit a Globe Store or to talk to an agent.
However, if agent support is still needed, they can be reached easily through the Globe official Facebook Page, Facebook Messenger, and Twitter account. The *143# mobile phone service menu may also be used for balance inquiry, data usage checking, promo subscription, and other requests.
To know more about Globe At Home, visit https://www.globe.com.ph/broadband.html
Kaspersky recognized Customers’ Choice in 2021 Gartner Peer Insights for Security Awareness Computer-Based Training for the APAC region
Kaspersky, a leading provider of cybersecurity solutions, is excited to share that it was rated 4.6 out of 5 by customers, with 94% willing to recommend the Kaspersky Security Awareness portfolio, including Kaspersky Automated Security Awareness Platform, to their peers.
Out of 11 companies that were included on Gartner Peer Insights, Kaspersky was ranked as one of the highest two cybersecurity companies that were named a Customers’ Choice in the APAC region.
With the landscape of cybersecurity solutions and services becoming strikingly saturated today, customer recognition has become a key differentiator and selling point for any vendor looking to establish itself at the forefront of the market. For the company, this latest acknowledgment by customers on one of the world’s leading research and advisory companies’ platforms bears testament to Kaspersky’s efforts to raise digital literacy standards in the region, especially in the field of cybersecurity.
According to the recently published Gartner Peer Insights “Voice of the Customer”: Security Awareness Computer-Based Training report, 83 verified customers provided feedback on Kaspersky’s product capabilities, scoring a 4.6/5 overall; a 4.7/5 for evaluation and contracting; 4.6/5 for integration and deployment; and 4.7/5 for service and support. Customer feedback within these reviews includes:
“This IT security and cyber management tool has proven to be the best Training Awareness providing platform.”- Senior Manager in the Finance industry
“I have been using this Kaspersky cybersecurity training for a few years. It is the great platform to educate our employees in cybersecurity nowadays it is very important to learn how to use the digital gadgets.” – Security Analyst in the Manufacturing industry
“The overall experience is good. This program gives us insights into how our users act when receiving suspicious mail and this shows where we need to improve.” – Manager in the Construction industry
“Vendor website provides a comprehensive way for the organization to send out phishing simulation exercise to the entire organization and track the response from users. We were able to test the product for evaluation periods and liked the feature and functionality very much.” – Consultant in the Healthcare industry
Chris Connell, Managing Director for Asia Pacific at Kaspersky comments, “We are honored to receive the trust and high ratings of our customers across various industries in Asia Pacific. This recognition is solid proof to us that our consistent approach to well-rounded training programs fulfils our customers’ needs. At a time when cybersecurity has taken center stage for organizations of all shapes and sizes, due to the forced digitalization brought about by the pandemic, we will continue to develop our intelligence-based training portfolio to the highest industry standards and adapt to ever-evolving IT trends.”
To find out more about how we keep our customers protected using the very latest features included in Kaspersky Security Awareness training, and to download a complimentary copy of the full report, visit our website.
MediaTek Wi-Fi 6 chipset powers new ASUS gaming notebooks
MediaTek today announced its MT7921 Wi-Fi 6 chipset is powering ASUS Republic of Gamers’ (ROG) and The Ultimate Force (TUF) new gaming notebooks, the first consumer notebooks with MediaTek’s industry leading Wi-Fi 6 connectivity solution.
For the ROG and TUF series, the MT7921 delivers high performance, power efficiency for longer battery life and fast, reliable connectivity. Key features of MediaTek’s Wi-Fi 6 solutions include:
- Higher throughput performance over 2×2 dual-band antennas compared with previous Wi-Fi 5 solutions
- High performance with power efficiency based on the 22nm process
- Lower latency with hardware enhancements that provide better signal transmission to support super long-range connections
“By collaborating with Asus, the No. 1 gaming device provider, we bring consumers the best connectivity experiences and ability to seamlessly stream games and enjoy extended battery life,” said Alan Hsu, Corporate Vice President at MediaTek. “MediaTek offers best-in-class solutions for notebooks with our high performance, power efficient chipsets with the latest connectivity technologies. Working with companies like Asus, has made MediaTek the global leader in connectivity solutions with the broadest Wi-Fi portfolio across broadband, retail routers, smart phones, consumer electronics and gaming devices.”
MediaTek’s Wi-Fi solutions power hundreds of millions of devices every year, and industry demand for Wi-Fi 6 solutions continues to grow. Wi-Fi 6 delivers multi-gigabit, low latency Wi-Fi, providing more reliable connectivity experiences even when users are gaming, streaming or video chatting across multiple devices.
“We’re excited to bring MediaTek’s Wi-Fi technology to ROG and TUF series,” said Rangoon Chang, ROG General Manager, PCs and Laptops. “They’re leaders in the field, and are as committed as we are to giving gamers, creators, and everyone the tools they need to perform at their best. MediaTek products have enabled us to bring Wi-Fi 6 to a more diverse range of gaming devices and will improve the experience for everyone.”
The ROG and TUF series powered by MediaTek’s Wi-Fi 6 technology will be available in the market starting in March of 2021.
For more information on MediaTek’s connectivity solutions, visit: https://www.mediatek.com/products/connectivity-and-networking