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Telco upgrades enable businesses, customers to shift online during pandemic

/ 05:18 AM January 01, 2021

Telco giants PLDT Inc. and Globe Telecom said network upgrades have enabled more businesses and their customers to shift online during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Citing record sales from e-commerce companies, PLDT chief revenue officer Alfredo Panlilio said life under lockdown pushed the rapid adoption of online and digital services.

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“It became even more evident how digital transformation and the use of digital technology have become important for Filipinos in coping with the present crisis,” he said in a statement.

“Internet connectivity fuels this rapid adoption, therefore becoming the foundation of the digital economy,” Panlilio added.

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The company pointed to Shopee’s record-breaking 12.12 sale where 12 million items were sold during the first 24 minutes.

Lazada, on the other hand, reported a 250-percent increase in daily sales for the year, PLDT said.

Globe said improving internet quality was a big boost to e-commerce.

“Online shopping and online payments this holiday season show Filipinos are increasingly adopting new digital platforms,” Gil Genio, Globe chief technology and information officer, said in a separate statement.

“Our continuous network improvements will further provide our customers with an enriching experience as they discover new ways of using digital technologies,” he added.

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