NOW open to partnering with Dennis Uy-led telco
Now Telecom Inc., formerly Infocom Communications, is open to entering into strategic partnerships with other telco firms to further expand its operations.
Company president Rodolfo Pantoja said these companies include third telco operator Dito Telecommunity, a joint venture between Davao-based businessman Dennis Uy and China Telecom.
Dito recently received its permit to operate from the government.
Pantoja said Dito’s entry into the local telco market would benefit the consumers as increased competition would stimulate improvements in quality of service, increase in service coverage and availability.
“Now remains confident and steadfast in its proven strategy of providing guaranteed broadband to enterprises. It is determined to expand its service offerings to new geographical markets.
Part of this strategy is our willingness to entertain possible partnerships with other telecommunications companies,” said Rodolfo Pantoja, president of Now Telecom.
Pantoja said the decentralized gigabit era would nevitably force disruptive innovations in this industry.
“Specializing in a specific market niche and partnering with the right entities are both essential in delivering profitability,”
NOW is offering broadband internet access in Metro Manila, through a fixed wireless microwave transmissions network. This enables the company to provide guaranteed internet speeds of up to 2.4 gigabits per second (Gbps) to its enterprise customers.
This sets the stage for the full rollout of 5G by utilizing millimeter wave (mmwave) which exponentially increases internet speed and bandwidth capacity to subscribers, reaching up to 20 gbps in network capacity.
Now has connected more than 400 buildings in Metro Manila with each building capable of providing coverage of up to 2km radius focusing on enterprises and multi-dwelling units such as commercial and residential buildings.
“We are the largest fixed wireless access provider in the country. And we maintain that vision as we provide guaranteed broadband to our customers – both enterprises and residential buildings. We will leap frog from this model and provide new generation technologies including 5G. Deployment plans are underway to serve the greater Metro Manila,” said Kristian Pura, head of business development at NOW.