Wednesday, 22 May 2019

TELECOM | Google, Smart WiFi partner to power the nation with free, fast and reliable internet


Smart WiFi is partnering with Google to bring free internet services to the Philippines, providing more Filipinos access to world-class Wi-Fi connectivity. Powered by Smart WiFi’s nationwide infrastructure, more citizens will now be enabled to enjoy a digital lifestyle with the growing number of Smart WiFi hubs throughout the country.

“All our efforts are driven primarily by our mission to provide universal access to information,” said Google Next Billion Users Chief Business Officer David Shapiro.

Google is optimistic with the network’s seamless delivery of reliable connectivity.

“We are happy to partner with Smart WiFi in giving more Filipinos access to new opportunities and learning tools through the internet—empowering them in a meaningful way,” said Kenneth Lingan, Google Philippines country manager.

With the PLDT Group leading the country’s digital transformation, it also hopes that the partnership will expedite such evolution towards digital.

“It is an honor for us to join hands with an esteemed technology leader who shares in our vision of empowering our citizens with connectivity. More than being a testament to our technological adeptness, this milestone signifies our unwavering commitment to prompt the next chapter of digital transformation for the country,” said Jovy Hernandez, senior vice president & head of PLDT and Smart Enterprise Business Groups, of the partnership.

“Technology is a great equalizer of opportunities and as the country’s premier ICT and digital services provider, we are constantly looking for ways to innovate and uplift the everyday experiences of our customers,” said Eric Albe­­­­­rto, PLDT and Smart chief revenue officer and ePLDT president & chief executive.

PLDT Executives pay a visit to the Google HQ in Silicon Valley to ink Google Station deal. Photo: (front row from left) SVP & head of PLDT and Smart Enterprise Business Groups Jovy Hernandez, PLDT and Smart chief revenue officer and ePLDT president & CEO Eric Alberto, Google chief Business Officer for Next Billion Users Initiative David Shapiro, and Google head of Business Development for Next Billion Users Sumeet Sharma with (back row, from left) head of Marketing for Google Philippines Gabby Roxas, PLDT chief finance officer Chaye Cabal-Revilla, SVP & head of PLDT Consumer Business Market Development Oscar Reyes, country head for Google Philippines Kenneth Lingan, Google director of Product Management Josh Woodward, Google head of Engineering for Next Billion Users initiative, Cynthia Kim, Google head of Access Networks for Next Billion Users Marc Goldburg and Google program management director f Suren Ruhela.

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