The global pandemic has pushed industries to shift their operations digitally to better cater to their customers’ changing needs. For instance, banking and financial institutions expanded their portfolio of banking and payment platforms, while a majority of BPO companies shifted to work from home setup—both of which require applications that rely on stable, reliable, and secure internet connection. On this front, PLDT Enterprise has ensured that industries are able to address these bandwidth intensive requirements through high-performance connectivity solutions.
“The challenges of the pandemic have pushed us further at PLDT Enterprise to tailor-fit our solutions guaranteed to assure businesses that they can continue their operations and ultimately transform their business. We continuously expand our network infrastructure and strengthen our connectivity solutions such as iGate, to enable businesses to accelerate their digital transformation,” said Jovy Hernandez, ePLDT President & CEO and SVP & Head for PLDT and Smart Enterprise Business Groups.
PLDT Enterprise offers Dedicated Internet Access (iGate) solution, which enables businesses with managed connectivity to the Internet and comes with guaranteed speeds and the flexibility to scale. iGate delivers highly resilient enterprise-grade internet access, ideal for medium to large corporate internet access requirements, for deploying robust internet-based platforms and initiatives such as online banking, e-commerce and online services, and for running bandwidth-intensive and latency-critical applications.
Currently, iGate runs over PLDT’s extensive and robust IP network which uses different international submarine cable networks to ensure maximum resiliency, and connect to various internet networks via direct peering arrangements with major carriers, ISPs, Content Providers and Internet Exchange Points —giving businesses high quality and low latency connections to specific Point-of-Interest of enterprises.
“With more than 70 million Filipinos using the internet and Philippines ranking highest in internet usage, it is imperative that businesses leverage on a dedicated and highly reliable connectivity service so they can adapt to digital models seamlessly and serve customers continuously. And we are confident that iGate’s extreme capabilities will enable businesses to fulfill both,” says Jojo Gendrano, FVP & Head of PLDT Enterprise Core Business Solutions.
iGate’s extreme performance and reliability are two key factors customers look for in their digital experience. A third crucial factor is security, since data is the bloodline of businesses today. Furthermore, with iGate’s performance that can burst up to double the subscribed bandwidth any time of the day and a reinforced 99.9% SLA, businesses get value for their money with iGate’s extreme capabilities and service inclusions.
Gary Ignacio, PLDT Enterprise Vice President & Head of Fixed Core Business Solutions pointed out the security features of iGate. “The increased dependence on internet also brought about increased online attacks. We value the security of data and continue to fortify the security aspects of our fiber-powered internet solutions. By leveraging on the Group’s comprehensive cybersecurity portfolio and capabilities, we are able to deliver the right cybersecurity solution and recommend the ideal security stack to complement our enterprise internet offers.”
PLDT is currently the highest-ranked ISP in the Philippines according to the Center for Applied Internet Data Analysis (CAIDA) Ranking—the world-leading organization for Internet performance measurement and research. This further reinforces the robustness and extensiveness of PLDT’s IP Network. PLDT iGate is dedicated to build a resilient, fiber-powered enterprise with its extreme performance, reliability, and security. To know more about iGate, visit https://www.pldtenterprise.com/solutions/internet/dedicated-internet-access.