PLDT, NEC renew commitment for Cloud

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Philippine Long Distance and Telephone Company (PLDT) and partner NEC Philippines Inc. (NECPH) renewed in a recent executive meeting their commitment for a joint cloud-based Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) project.

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Visiting NEC corporate executives expressed their full and continued commitment to Eric R. Alberto, PLDT Executive Vice President, and Head of Enterprise and International and Carrier Business, in providing infrastructure support to PLDT’s IaaS project.

NECPH officials, led by its president Agnes Gervacio, and their regional counterparts met with Alberto, who expressed elation over the commitment. NECPH is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Japan-based IT solutions provider NEC, Inc.

“We have full confidence in the infrastructural capabilities and experience of NEC as our partner, to move our IaaS offering forward and reliably to our enterprise clients. On the business side, PLDT is excited for what the future holds for our cloud computing project in the country, hand-in-hand with our dependable and experienced technology partner NEC,” Alberto said.

NECPH’s Gervacio added, “NEC and PLDT partnership share the same vision of providing innovative and best-of-breed products and solutions. We at NECPH are committed to bringing that to fruition in order to enable customers, like PLDT, to bring ground-breaking offerings powered by cloud computing technology that can deliver much benefit to the enterprise market in the Philippines.”

NECPH provides and maintains the cloud computing Infrastructure for PLDT’s IaaS solutions that offer rapid deployment of cloud services for clients, while letting them enjoy cost-effective on-demand and full-control computing.

PLDT is the leading telecommunications provider in the Philippines. Through its principal business groups—fixed line and wireless—PLDT offers a wide range of telecommunications services across the Philippines’ most extensive fiber optic backbone and fixed line, and cellular network.

PLDT is listed on the Philippine Stock Exchange and its American Depositary Shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange. PLDT has one of the largest market capitalizations among Philippine listed companies.

Singapore-based NEC Asia Pacific is the regional headquarters for NEC Corporation (HQ: Japan) in the Asia Pacific region (South and Southeast Asia, and Oceania). As a leading infocomm technology provider and systems integrator offering regional sales and services support and consultancy, NEC APAC develops solutions on carrier network, global identity, RFID, enterprise server, unified communications, multimedia display, and contact centre, as well as provides outsourcing and managed services.

To leverage on its technological expertise in the field of public safety, NEC APAC has established a regional competency centre (public safety) to expand its capabilities and expertise to support businesses in the Asia Pacific region.

In line with the NEC Group Vision to realize an information society friendly to humans and the earth, NEC also embarks on corporate social responsibilities (CSR) initiatives to support and “make a difference” to the Nature (environment), Education and Community. For more information, please visit www.nec.com.sg.

NEC Philippines is the local subsidiary of NEC Corporation and was incorporated in January 11, 1996. It officially started operations in April 1996, though prior to this, NEC was already present in the Philippines through its Manila Representative Office since the 1960s. NEC Philippines is primarily a sales, marketing & services company engaged in the supply of telecommunications equipment, computer systems, network, IP and Data Networks, ICT Integration, IT solutions and services, among others. NEC Philippines also recently launched NECareCenter, its 24×7 support center that not only provides after sales and warranty support, but also offers other services like IT integration, project management and other IT- and networking-related services.

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