[Editor's note: The following is a press release from PLDT Enterprise]
MANILA, Philippines — PLDT Enterprise, the B2B arm of the country’s leading ICT and digital services provider continues to drive digital transformation for the Philippines as it forges strategic partnerships across key industries, through its small and medium business group, PLDT SME Nation.
Most recently, this initiative took form with the service provider strengthening its ties with the First Cavite Industrial Estate (FCIE).
With the partnership spanning almost three decades, PLDT has served as a catalyst of growth and transformation for FCIE, aiding in its successes through the provision of state-of-the-art solutions. As one of the biggest industrial parks in the country, FCIE houses over a hundred locators within its facility, including industry giants such as Mitsuba and HRD PTE LTD — all of which PLDT has powered with an expansive suite of fixed solutions.
In its endeavors to accelerate the nation’s adoption of digital, PLDT SME Nation sought to further empower the park and the key industry stakeholders it houses by outlining a viable digital roadmap through tailored technology update forums.
“The advent of digital is here and it’s happening now. Failing to seize this opportunity could pose huge risks not just for our business but for our clients as well,” said First Cavite Industrial Estate manager Rufino Malanyaon.
“PLDT has been providing for our needs for almost 30 years. They understand the ins and outs of our operations, which is why it’s only fitting that we partner with them as we venture into digital,” Malanyaon adds.
Being that FCIE is located in a special economic zone, its expansion can potentially open the country to a multitude of opportunities — increased trade relations, an influx of foreign investments, and job creation, to name a few — that will bring unprecedented economic prosperity and increase overall global competitiveness.
“FCIE today boasts of an impressive suite of our fixed solutions, which enable it to be the powerhouse that it is. We look forward to further equipping the facility with wireless and ICT solutions that will optimize its operations and ultimately bring in new business opportunities for the country,” said AVP & corporate relationship business head for SME Nation Dick Perez.
FVP & head of PLDT SME Nation Mitch Locsin also expressed his excitement for the partnership’s expansion, citing how it could bring about transformative development in business.
“We at PLDT SME Nation are so privileged to have taken part in FCIE’s journey and watch it grow into what it is today. Not only does their being forward-thinking and fearless advance their successes, it also inspires change for the industries its locators operate in,” he said.
PLDT SME Nation continues to deliver cutting-edge solutions to enterprises of all sizes, further advancing digital transformation across the country and region, in line with its mandate of nation-building.