Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. (PLDT) SME Nation official said on Tuesday that small and medium enterprises (SMEs) need to invest in technology to gain a competitive edge.
“To gain a competitive edge, SMEs need to invest in technology,” said Kat Luna-Abelarde, first vice president and head of PLDT SME Nation.
The telecommunications giant, though its enterprise arm, PLDT SME Nation, has upgraded its current line of PLDT myDSL Biz packages, loaded with latest tech gadgets and cloud solutions. These are powered by faster connectivity speeds for use by SMEs.
“We are offering superior business solutions to help entrepreneurs bring their business online, streamline their operations, enabling them to connect better and faster to their suppliers and their global counterparts,” Abelarde said.
The company said that the new myDSL Biz now offers faster connection speeds ranging from 4 megabytes (Mbps) per second to 15 Mbps, with guaranteed minimum speeds of up to 1.6 Mbps, static Internet Protocol addresses, a Biz Box modem that enables wifi connectivity for multiple users and a Sun third generation dongle for backup connectivity.
“Our partnership with Samsung ensures that SMEs can now enjoy cutting-edge technology devices, elevating their business experience to a whole new level. Samsung is the ideal partner in providing seamless, fully customized business package, tailor-fit for SMEs,” Abelarde said.
PLDT said that business owners can now choose from the new myDSL Biz plans: PLDT myDSL Biz Pro,Boost; Elite; Max; Max Plus; and Max Turbo.
“Our mission and vision is really to provide domestic and global reach for every entrepreneur out there. And we hope we can do this and we address their aspirations [SMEs] and their goals and needs, we do these through pervasive education campaign we do everyday,” said Christian Lim, category head for data solutions of PLDT SME Nation.
At present, there are more than 180,000 lines being served by PLDT SME Nation across the country.
Rosalie C. Periabras