MANILA, Philippines – Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. (PLDT) unit ALPHA Enterprise has expanded its cloud-based services to boost its PLDT Cloud suite.
Now included in its line of business solutions are the PLDT Cloud Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Software as a Service (SaaS) with Microsoft Office 365.
The PLDT Cloud services aim to boost connectivity to businesses that rely heavily on communication and use of bandwidth such as those in the business process outsourcing (BPO), banking and retail industries as well as government agencies.
PLDT Cloud UCaaS is a cloud-based solution that unifies IP Telephony, Presence, Mobility, Unified Messaging, and Collaboration applications and eliminates the need for on-site private automatic branch exchanges (PABX) and other equipment.
PLDT Cloud PaaS, meanwhile, allows businesses to develop and deliver various applications with ease through pre-built templates.
PLDT Cloud SaaS and Microsoft Office 365 combine cloud versions of Microsoft’s communications and collaboration products.
“Our continuous investments in fortifying our network is best complemented by our Cloud solutions as we future-proof not just PLDT but more importantly our customers by enabling them to benefit from these technologies that have become the norm in more developed economies,” PLDT executive vice president and head of Enterprise and International and Carrier Business Eric Alberto.
PLDT’s cloud-based services provide businesses options to counter increasing costs for IT requirements and maintenance.
“With PLDT Cloud, enterprises get the benefit of minimizing costs on their yearly expenditures as the costs for these solutions become part of their operational costs. Other costs that businesses can save on are continuous licensing expenses, upgrades, hardware maintenance, and personnel that are already packaged into the PLDT Cloud,” said PLDT ALPHA Enterprise head Jovy Hernandez.