Samsung, Microsoft, PLDT empower SMEs


THE business arm of Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company Inc. (PLDT) has partnered with electronics giants Samsung and Microsoft Philippines to deliver innovative business solutions to the country’s small and medium industries (SMEs) market.

PLDT SME Nation, together with partners Samsung and Microsoft Philippines, hope to enable entrepreneurs to run their business better, grow faster, and be more globally competitive.

They plan to do this by introducing groundbreaking technologies and tools that will enable SMEs to efficiently manage their businesses and engage with the country’s growing digital, social and mobile population.

Latest estimates show there are now more than 34 million Facebook users, more than 10 million Twitter followers and over 44 million Filipino internet users.

“This collaboration and synergy among today’s leaders in the telecommunication industry ushers in a new era of enablement for the small and medium enterprise market segment,” PLDT executive vice president and ePLDT president and chief executive officer Eric Alberto said.

Through this strategic partnership, SMEs will have access to game-changing business tools such as faster nationwide fixed and wireless broadband solutions, the latest gadgets and devices and relevant collaboration cloud.

SMEs would benefit from PLDT SME Nation’s faster fixed and wireless broadband solutions running on its latest fiber optic and LTE network. These broadband offerings provide unlimited access which would give entrepreneurs the ability to continuously conduct online activities without fear of bandwidth throttling.

“PLDT SME Nation reaffirms its support for Filipino SMEs as it continues to innovate and form partnership with industry leaders to provide our country’s aspiring entrepreneurs with only the best broadband solutions for their business,” said PLDT first vice president and head of SME Business Kat Luna-Abelarde.

The service also features a committed information rate or CIR, which guarantees minimum bandwidth speeds for businesses, and a static IP to power up their websites and enable faster inter-office data transfers.

The new broadband packages come with supercharged flexible freebies ranging from relevant and business enabling Cloud Solutions such as Microsoft Office 365 and PLDT Cloud app for video monitoring, asset tracking, POS, infrastructure and more.
SMEs will also be able to get for free and choose the latest array of smart devices from Samsung Philippines and high-definition (HD) TV content from Cignal.

“Application which should ultimately lead to higher levels of operational efficiencies, expanded market reach, higher profit margin levels and in the process create higher economic multiplier for our country,” Alberto said.


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