Skyfiber back up plan; ePLDT joins Google Cloud program; MVP cybersecurity council; Globe 5G Up

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    ePLDT joins Google Cloud Partner Advantage Program,
    bolsters digital pivot for PH biz

    ePLDT, the ICT arm of PLDT Enterprise, further enhances its portfolio of digital offerings for businesses amid prevalence of remote work arrangements, resulting from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

    Through the Google Cloud Partner Advantage Program, ePLDT is able to address the increasing needs of organizations for cost-efficient online work tools with Google Cloud’s cloud-based​ ​SaaS collaboration and productivity application G Suite and Chrome Enterprise.

    This partnership boosts PLDT Enterprise’s continuous efforts to strengthen its cloud expertise, with ePLDT integrating Google Cloud products into its end-to-end ICT solutions offerings.

    Jovy Hernandez, ePLDT President & CEO and SVP Head for PLDT and Smart Enterprise Business Groups says, “We prioritize our customers’ needs and requirements. Working with G Suite fortifies ePLDT’s expertise and capabilities as we create new opportunities for our customers and expand what is possible in the cloud.”

    According to Google Cloud, the Partner Advantage Program is designed to allow partners to easily work and innovate together with the global cloud computing giant in a highly collaborative manner. As a part of the program, ePLDT can now innovate and come up with the best solutions for its customers, with Google Cloud products, starting with G Suite​,​ as key drivers of cultural and digital transformation.

    Augmenting ePLDT’s plethora of enterprise solutions and services with Google Cloud offerings means an expanded portfolio with more options for PLDT Enterprise customers. And with Google Cloud certified professionals employed, ePLDT is well equipped to deploy these ground-breaking products, as well as provide change management or business transformation services and end-user and admin training.

    Hernandez adds, “Making the digital pivot may not be as easy to achieve for many businesses. With the talent that we’ve built on the G Suite​ ​practice, we are able to simplify and guide customers through their business transformation efforts, while ensuring employee adoption of these digital tools.”

    ePLDT provides change management, training, support and deployment services for organizations wanting to embrace the new normal with G Suite.

    For more information, visit ePLDT.com. #

    Sky Fiber offers back-up internet plan for non-Sky users

    With more Filipinos now relying on the internet as they work from home and students attend online classes, a back-up broadband connection can prove to be important as service interruptions can disrupt lives.

    Heavy broadband users can now subscribe to SKY Fiber AlterNet, should they experience sudden interruptions or outage from their existing non-SKY internet service provider. SKY Fiber AlterNet is the first back-up postpaid broadband plan in the Philippine market,

    With the new plan, people also no longer need to only rely on their mobile data as an alternative whenever their primary internet connection is down.

    For only P199 a month, subscribers can get an unlimited connection with a base speed of 1.5Mbps, which comes with a high-speed modem. Subscribers can also opt to upgrade their speed by topping-up 25Mbps, 50Mbps, or 100Mbps. They can choose between a five-day speed top-up for as low as P249 or a 15-day speed top-up for as low as P699.

    “SKY Fiber continues to innovate and add value to the lives of Filipinos in the new normal with the introduction of the AlterNet plan as it aims to provide a secondary internet connection for home-based professionals, online sellers, and learn-from home students. Now they won’t miss important virtual meetings, inquiries, classes, and deliverables just because their main service provider is not available,” Claudia Suarez, SKY’s Consumer Products Group head said.

    “Mobile data’s speed is not advisable for heavy tasks such as video conferencing or downloading heavy files. This is where SKY Fiber AlterNet plan comes to the rescue since we offer fiber-fast speed top-up plans to meet specific consumption needs at an affordable price,” Alan Supnet, SKY’s head for Consumer Broadband Products said.

    It is now available in Metro Manila, Rizal, Cavite, Laguna, Bulacan, Cebu & Davao.

    MVP Group launches group-wide Cybersecurity Council

    The MVP Group of Companies has set up a Cybersecurity Council to help protect member-enterprises against the rising tide of cyber risks.

    This effort is being spearheaded by telecoms and digital services provider PLDT and its subsidiaries Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) and ePLDT.

    “The formation of this Cybersecurity Council highlights our Group’s commitment to ensure that our services—and in turn, our customers—are safe from cyber threats, and that effective, enterprise-grade cybersecurity solutions are available to safeguard the data of our customers across the group,” said PLDT chairman and CEO Manuel V. Pangilinan.

    The Council will be composed of representatives from PLDT, Smart, ePLDT, Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation (MPTC), Metro Pacific Hospital Holdings, Inc. (MPHHI), Maynilad Water Services, Inc., Manila Electric Co. (Meralco), Philex Mining, Makati Medical Center, Mediaquest Holdings, Inc., Metropac Movers, PLDT Global, MVP Rewards and Keralty Philippines.

    “Cyber risks are business risks, and as they become more numerous, frequent and severe, the MVP Group must take steps to ensure coordinated mitigation, response and resilience cybersecurity measures across the member-companies and their respective industries,” said PLDT Group Chief Information Security Officer Angel Redoble, who leads the council.

    The Council, the first by a Philippine conglomerate, is also in compliance with existing laws such as the Data Privacy Act and the Cybercrime Prevention Act, which require companies to safeguard customer data.

    “The plan is to work closely with the government and the Department of Information and Communications Technology in cultivating awareness of cybersecurity issues. To this end, the Cybersecurity Council also aims to be a leading force in developing and disseminating cybersecurity best practices in its members’ respective industries,” Redoble said.

    Globe fires up 5G sites in Metro Manila cities:
    Find out if your location is 5G ready.

    Being the pioneer in 5G service in the country, Globe is committed to make this cutting-edge technology accessible to more areas in Metro Manila and nearby locations. Check  if your area is in one of the newly-fired up 5G sites.

    As part of this mission, Globe is delighted to announce the addition of new 5G locations in strategic areas in the following cities:

    • Quezon City: Commonwealth Ave., Tandang Sora Road, Mindanao Ave, Luzon Ave.
    • Manila: Abad Santos Ave., Rizal Ave., Honorio Lopez Blvd.
    • Marikina: Sumulong Highway, Bagong Silang
    • Caloocan: Quirino Highway, C3 Road, Congressional Road Ext.
    • Valenzuela: Pan Philippine Highway, Tamaraw Hill Road
    • Mandaluyong: Shaw Boulevard; Boni Ave.
    • Pasig: C. Raymundo Ave., Medical City Bus Stop
    • Las Pinas: Alabang Zapote Road, Marcos Alvarez Ave.
    • Makati: Pasong Tamo, JP Rizal, and strategic areas in Magallanes Village
    • Taguig: Lawton Avenue, Philippine Army, McKinley Road, and Forbes Park
    • Paranaque: East Service Road, Dona Soledad Ave., Dr. A. Santos Ave.
    • Strategic areas along SLEX and NLEX

    Globe’s 5G network coverage expansion is a huge milestone—expanding from the central business districts of Bonifacio Global City (BGC), Makati, Rockwell Center, and Ortigas, as well as in strategic areas along EDSA and C5 to now more areas. This milestone also comes shortly after the announcement of the availability of mobile 5G to its Globe Prepaid and TM customers who have 5G devices and are within 5G areas.

    With this expansion, more customers can experience faster speeds that they can use to stream movies and TV shows at the highest-quality; lower latency to play immersive online games with fewer lags; and clearest resolution for video chats. Businesses, learning institutions, hospitals, and other related industries in Metro Manila can also take advantage of the benefits of 5G’s next level connectivity.

    To experience 5G to the fullest, customers have to make sure that they are on a Globe LTE or TM LTE sim paired with a 5G-enabled mobile device. Upgrading to a 5G phone is made easier and affordable with Globe Postpaid’s selection of the latest 5G phones that can be availed at much lower prices with ThePLAN. The introductory price and discounts applied to these mobile phones are available until September 30, 2020 via Globe’s online shop and stores nationwide.

    In 2019, Globe became the first telco in Southeast Asia to launch 5G when it introduced its AirFiber broadband service for Globe at Home subscribers. Now, the service is also available to all Globe Platinum, Postpaid, and Prepaid customers.

    To know more about Globe’s 5G network, visit globe.com.ph/5g.

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