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PLDT named Philippines' Telecom Service Provider of the Year

Published on Jun 04, 2013

Receiving the awards for the PLDT Group are, from left, ePLDT Service Delivery and Operations Group Head Dwight David Simon, PLDT Public Affairs Group Head Ramon R. Isberto, ePLDT COO Nerisse Ramos, PLDT President and CEO Napoleon L. Nazareno, and PLDT ALPHA Enterprise’s Gary Ignacio, IP and Data Center and Category Head, Fay Ocampo, Enterprise Voice Category Head, and Benedict Patrick Alcoseba, AVP and Corporate Business Solutions Head.

MANILA, Philippines, June 04, 2013 - Leading telecoms company PLDT won four of the eleven awards, including the prestigious Philippines Telecom Service Provider of the Year, handed out at the Frost and Sullivan Philippines Excellence Awards ceremony Tuesday.

The other awards given PLDT were the Broadband Service Provider of the Year, Hosted Contact Center Service Provider of the Year, Datacenter Services Vendor of the Year conferred to its wholly-owned subsidiary ePLDT.

"The timing of these awards is impeccable. This November, we shall celebrate the 85th anniversary of PLDT.  These awards are positive proof of the continued vitality and dynamism of an organization that has played such an important role in the lives of Filipinos for so many years," said Napoleon L. Nazareno, PLDT and Smart President and CEO, in accepting the awards.

“In that span of time, PLDT has gone through several transformations.  Today, we are going through yet another, and perhaps most profound process of reinvention thus far.  We are transforming ourselves from a telecoms company into an integrated, multimedia communications group that can thrive in this increasingly digital world," he added.

Last year, PLDT completed its $1.6 billion (Php67 billion) network modernization program which included an expansion of PLDT’s fiber optic network to 54,000 kilometers enabling the company to offer industry-leading high-speed broadband connectivity to homes of up to 100mbps and powering mobile broadband services of Smart’s Long-Term Evolution (LTE) network.

Riding on these high-speed connections, PLDT has begun to offer rich multimedia services such as movie and TV content on its fiber-powered networks.

Also last year, PLDT and ePLDT expanded its premier and multi-certified VITRO Data Center in Pasig to outside of Metro Manila. The purposely-built data centers in Cebu and Subic have successfully provided organizations with seamless continuity and immediate recovery in the event of disaster and deliver worry-free data center services for businesses such as co-location, hosting, business continuity, facilities management, virtual private servers, data security, network management, and other managed IT services.

The Frost and Sullivan Philippines Excellence Awards is now on its third consecutive year and seeks to recognize companies and individuals that have pushed the boundaries of excellence – rising above the competition and demonstrating outstanding performance in the Philippine market.