Globe Business, the enterprise information and communications arm of Globe Telecom, led the discussion on connectivity- the various challenges it faces and the telco’s initiatives to improve service at a panel session alongside dignitaries from numerous Philippine chapters of chambers of commerce at the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industries’ (PCCI) CEO Breakfast Forum.
Globe Chief Commercial Officer Albert de Larrazabal discussed “Building One Digital Nation”, further expounding on the telco’s challenges on Philippine internet, the rollout of investments to improve mobile and broadband services, and how all of Globe Telecom’s efforts are now directed to delivering wonderful experiences and nation building.
“Access to connectivity is currently one of the most important drivers of economic competitiveness and growth. For the Philippines to fully take advantage of new digital opportunities, we need to create an Internet superhighway and provide ultra-fast Internet connection that will enable growth in every corner of our country,” said de Larrazabal.
In addition, de Larrazabal urged the luminaries who were present to enjoin in Globe Telecom’s initiatives to improve service, “A lot of the infrastructure backlogs in the telecommunications industry could be attributed to challenges in bureaucratic red tape. This is why we call on you to provide policy support and recommendations for initiatives to improve Internet infrastructure in the country.”
Serving as reactors and panelists to de Larrazabal’s presentation were MIS Maritime Corporation President Edgardo Lacson, GMA-7 Chairman and CEO Atty. Felipe Gozon, and NOW Corporation Chairman Thomas Aquino.
The Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industries (PCCI), the leading voice of businesses in advocating policy reforms and driving globally competitive Philippine enterprises and organizations, also recently selected Globe Business as the exclusive telecommunications partner and co-presenter of the 42nd Philippine Business Conference & Expo (PBC&E).
The PBC&E features plenary and breakout sessions where participants would get first-hand information related to updates on easing the cost of doing business, competitive infrastructures that would strengthen competitiveness and open trade opportunities.
PCCI President George Barcelon appreciated Globe Telecom’s support to the organization as well as its efforts in addressing concerns regarding connectivity in the Philippines, “I would like to thank Globe for being our partner in this year’s Philippine Business Conference and for organizing the CEO Forum. It is high time that Globe is stepping up to the challenge and ensuring that Philippine connectivity becomes more competitive as per global counterparts.”
Themed “Giant Steps for 2016 and beyond”, PBC&E gathered close to 1000 delegates from member chambers of PCCI nationwide, diplomatic corps, business councils, industry associations, and counterpart chambers from other countries. It featured keynote speeches from President Rodrigo Duterte, Vice-President Leni Robredo, Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri for the legislative agenda on advancing competitiveness, and numerous cabinet officials who discussed their department policies.
In addition, Globe was also involved in a business matching and networking breakout session as part of its partnership with PCCI for the PBC&E. The telco also supported PCCI through the golf tournament and a chamber management workshop for SMEs, which was held prior the conference.