In an age when everybody wants to be connected, never in the history of businesses have telecoms played a more crucial role than now.
It is a global market. No longer are you selling your services within the Philippines; you are selling your services all over the world. And the Internet speed is very critical because it allows you to market the products globally.
I believe there is always room for something or someone better. As long as you are trying to offer something better, then customers will be willing to open up or try.
Internet with immense bandwidths equate to faster business activities. Your employees do not have to wait forever to download important files.
Without sacrificing effectiveness, they can work and collaborate remotely, thereby reducing their travel cost—and, thereby, your cost (if we’re talking about office space and hardware cost).
It allows your office to function at a higher capacity just when you thought you had enough bandwidth to cover all the phantom and “unaccounted-for” devices connected to your system (because there are far more devices [anything that needs Internet to function, which isn’t limited to standard smartphones, desktops and laptops] tapping into the line).
Increased bandwidth also widens flow of traffic, significantly saving you time and cost.
A reliable Internet service allows the business owner to move his business processes to the cloud.
Radius, a Meralco company, enables enterprises to communicate and interconnect geographically dispersed locations efficiently over its robust and reliable fully redundant fiber-optic network, offering them data and Internet services.
It is the only telecommunications carrier in the Philippines that delivers its services on an end-to-end fiber optic platform covering 26 cities and 86 municipalities, including Metro Manila; enabling local and international carriers, service providers and top corporations on data communications and business applications.
According to Delgado, aside from data and Internet services, a big focus right now for Radius is access to the cloud.
“You know, there are a lot of cloud providers like AWS, Azure, 365, Google Cloud services—a lot of these companies in the Philippines are now trying to access these cloud providers to put in their data,” he said. “So, part of the focus of Radius is to allow these companies to access these cloud services in a fast, secure and, you know, better way.”
The retail market, according to Delgado, will eventually be indirectly benefiting from Radius, it launching a partnership with Cignal, also a Meralco company.
“What we intend to do is focus on MDUs or condominiums, and wire up these condominiums with fiber optic and then allow Cignal to offer IPTV and Internet services. The intent is that Cignal is going to be the customer-facing entity. We’ll just be supporting them through our fiber facilities and Internet services,” Delgado said.
But is the market already saturated for a third (big) player?
“I believe there is always room for something or someone better. As long as you are trying to offer something better, then customers will be willing to open up or try,” Delgado said. “The intent of Radius is really to improve customer experience. As long as we are here to make sure the rest of our competitors are on their feet, at the end of the day the benefit will go to the customers.”