- Formalizing the partnership are Globe Business Senior Vice President for Enterprise Group Nikko Acosta (third from left) and DOMSAT President Greg Yu (third from right). Joining them are (from left) Globe Business Portfolio Head of Data and Managed Connectivity Alex Salud, Globe Business Director of Enterprise Product Management Cindy Salaya, iDirect Asia Vice President and General Manager, Asia-Pacific Tom Cheong, and President of Enhanced Electronics & Communication Services Inc. Francis Villapando, Jr.[/caption]
Satellite service to play critical role in enabling economic, social development for Filipinos
Providing connectivity to regions of the country which require terrestrial services, Globe Business recently announced its tie-up with VT iDirect, Inc. (iDirect), a company of Vision Technologies Systems, Inc. (VT Systems) and a world leader in satellite-based IP communications technology, with its very small aperture terminals (VSAT) to bolster its portfolio of services for its business clients.
Through VSAT, the corporate and enterprise information and communications technology arm of Globe Telecom will be running data services in the Philippines over an MPLS network, targeting automated teller machines or ATM banking, mining and government services as initial markets. The iDirect Evolution platform, coupled with the iDirect X3 remote, provide flexibility and efficiency necessary to help Globe deliver services that meet the demands of customers, which include large companies, multinational corporations and the like.
“Globe Business further increases its influence in the region by partnering with iDirect Asia as we combine our expertise for Philippine businesses to leverage on best-in-class satellite capabilities. This synergy further strengthens our commitment to provide our customers leading technologies to enable them to advance their ICT functions,” said Globe Business Senior Vice President Nikko Acosta.
“Our partnership with Globe Telecom by way of Globe Business marks iDirect’s initial entry into the Philippines and further demonstrates VSAT’s strong growth in the Asia-Pacific region. It showcases one of the unique value propositions that satellite can deliver, being able to provide high-speed connectivity to regions of the country that had previously been unconnected,” acknowledged iDirect Asia General Manager Tom Cheong.
According to officials of both companies, delivering connectivity to regions of the Philippines that require the reach of terrestrial services generates new social and economic opportunities not only for the telecommunication company’s business clientele, but also its individual customers. In addition, VSAT deployed through Globe Business can help establish disaster recovery networks to enable maintaining voice and data communications at all times.