Manila, Philippines [6 April 2021]—PLDT Global Enterprise, through its Asia Pacific team, recently received “Project of the Year Award” from Alibaba Cloud - the digital technology and intelligence backbone of Alibaba Group – further fortifying its partnership with the latter.
In 2019, PLDT Global Enterprise and Alibaba Cloud collaborated to provide digital and cloud solutions for Esport matches during the 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games, ensuring athletes a seamless and world-class gaming experience.
PLDT leveraged its wholly owned Ethernet Private Line (EPL) service—through its international cables APCN2 and ASE—to bring Alibaba Cloud’s computing services coming from its Point of Presence (PoP) in Singapore.
With this, PLDT Global Enterprise received the “Project of the Year Award” from Alibaba Cloud for the successful partnership, as well as it being a national project with Philippines hosting the 30th SEA Games. This prize is from Alibaba Cloud HTK region that covers Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Korea, and the Philippines.
Vic Tria, PLDT FVP & Enterprise Revenue Group Head, highlighted his appreciation. "We are honored to receive such recognition from Alibaba Cloud. We at PLDT Global Enterprise pride ourselves on being able to connect leading technology providers such as Alibaba Cloud to the Philippines while enabling them to capitalize on the country’s thriving digital economy growth.”
Jeff Mendoza, PLDT Enterprise Asia Pacific Regional Head, projects an uptrend in cloud requirements in the Philippines. “This partnership milestone also marks the first Alibaba Cloud - PLDT Enterprise’s GTM collaboration in the Philippines. As the enterprise and public sector's cloud requirements anticipate an impressive growth trajectory in the country, we anticipate a stronger partnership with Alibaba Cloud while exploring other venues of cooperation,” he stated.
Allen Guo, Country Manager for the Philippines, Alibaba Cloud Intelligence, extended his well wishes saying, “We would like to congratulate PLDT Enterprise with the ‘Project of the Year Award’. It has been a pleasure collaborating with PLDT Enterprise to speed up the digital transformation of businesses in the Philippines and we look forward to working together further in future projects."
The PLDT Group has been at the forefront in providing digital solutions to support and strengthen the country’s ESport endeavors, which helps build capabilities of Filipino athletes and enabling them to globally compete.
PLDT boasts of an extensive roster of clients and partners throughout the Asia Pacific, US, and Europe—making it the ideal partner for global enterprises looking to bring their businesses to the Philippines and other global markets. PLDT also owns vast international submarine cable assets spanning across the globe while complementing these with globally certified data centers in the Philippines, to serve the hyperscalers and global internet companies with their digital infrastructure requirements.