PLDT unit eyes P10B revenues in 2015

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Mar 13 2015 09:29 PM | Updated as of Mar 14 2015 05:29 AM

MANILA – A unit of Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. (PLDT) that focuses on small and medium enterprises (SMEs) is expecting revenues to grow by 11 percent this year.

PLDT first vice president Kat Luna-Abelarde said revenues of PLDT SME Nation are expected to grow to P10 billion in 2015 from the estimated P9 billion in 2014.

“We expect to grow by double digits and we expect a very healthy growth rate," she said.

PLDT SME Nation has entered into a partnership with Samsung and Microsoft Philippines to improve business operations by creating innovative business solutions.

"PLDT SME Nation reaffirms its support for Filipino SMEs as it continues to innovate and form partnerships with industry leaders to provide our country's aspiring entrepreneurs with only the best broadband solutions for their businesses," said Abelarde.

PLDT executive vice president Eric Alberto, meanwhile, said the collaboration between big names in the telecommunications industry will help SMEs in accessing business tools.

"Through this strategic partnership, SMEs will have access to game-changing business tools such as faster and nationwide fixed and wireless broadband solutions, latest gadgets and devices and relevant collaboration cloud applications which should ultimately lead to higher levels of operational efficiencies, expanded market reach, higher profit margin levels, and in the process create higher economic multiplier for our country" Alberto said.

Under the partnership, PLDT SME Nation will be offering packages with fixed and wireless broadband solutions running on latest fiber and LTE networks as well as freebies such as Microsoft Office 365 and PLDT Cloud apps.

SMEs will also get access to smart devices from Samsung Philippines and high definition (HD) TV content from Cignal.