(L-R) PLDT Enterprise Vice President & Head of Fixed Core Business Solutions Gary Ignacio; Senior Manager & Head for Managed Enterprise Networking Solutions Irene De Guzman; Smart President and CEO and PLDT Chief Revenue Officer Alfredo Panlilio; Chief Technology and Smart Next Generation Technology Solutions Advisor Joachim Horn; ePLDT President & CEO and SVP & Head for PLDT and Smart Enterprise Business Groups Jovy Hernandez; Smart Senior Vice President and Office of the Network Service Head Mar Tamayo
Manila, Philippines [11 February 2020] — PLDT Inc., the country’s leading ICT and digital services provider, once again proved its world-class service as it won three major awards for its network services at the recently concluded international 2019 MEF Awards held at Los Angeles, USA.
The annual MEF Awards recognizes service, application, technology, and professional excellence in the global community committed to delivering innovative solutions. The awards program is the largest of its kind which is focused on emerging dynamic network services such as SD-WAN, Carrier Ethernet, LSO, SDN, and NFV technologies.
“MEF is pleased to congratulate PLDT once again for outstanding work in delivering solutions with compelling and lasting value for customers,” said MEF President Nan Chen. “This year, PLDT won prestigious Retail Service Provider of the Year, Wholesale Service Provider of the Year, and Network & Service Innovation Awards for the Asia Pacific region.”
PLDT bagged three out of four awards in the Service Provider and Enterprise Application category for Asia Pacific Region—namely, Retail Service Provider of the Year, Wholesale Service Provider of the Year, and Network & Service Innovation Awards—marking PLDT’s ninth year win streak at the annual awards event. PLDT is the only ICT and digital service provider in the Philippines to receive such awards.
“We would like to thank MEF for these prestigious awards. This international recognition is a testament that our services are of global standards and that year on year, we constantly innovate our solutions for our customers,” said Jovy Hernandez, ePLDT President & CEO and SVP & Head for PLDT and Smart Enterprise Business Groups.
The Enterprise Application and Service Provider Awards recognize the most innovative use of MEF 3.0, Carrier Ethernet, or SD-WAN services to meet application requirements of industry verticals and recognize leadership in the development and delivery, as well as excellence, in network and connectivity services.
"With our PLDT carrier ethernet solutions, we ensure the delivery of high-speed and reliable connectivity that's hinged on advanced infrastructure to enable innovation and growth for businesses in the Asia Pacific," said Joachim Horn, Smart Next Generation Technology Solutions Advisor.
Supported by MEF Carrier Ethernet Certified Professionals (CECPs), PLDT’s fiber footprint now runs around 307,000 kilometers nationwide—the Philippines’ most expansive fiber optic backbone.
“Our global-standard services are a manifestation of our commitment to nation-building. With our continuous investments in innovation, we drive not only technological growth here in the country but also spur economic development as well,” said PLDT Chief Revenue Officer and Smart President & CEO Alfredo S. Panlilio.