PT&T to provide internet connectivity for e-learning

By: Richmond Mercurio
September 21, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine Telegraph and Telephone Corp. (PT&T) is teaming up with Go Philippines, a community-driven social enterprise, to provide internet connectivity for the organization’s e-learning platform.

PT&T said the partnership would enable Go Philippines to meet the heightened need for connectivity and distance learning tools among their partner schools amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Relevant support for causes like this, especially in these challenging times, is essential for our nation to bounce back,” PT&T general manager for broadband services Ricky Peña said.

“PT&T continues to seek out opportunities where we, in our capacity and industry, can serve where we are most needed, in this case, in providing much needed infrastructure in the education sector,” he said.

With the ongoing global pandemic, Go Philippines said an efficient and reliable internet connectivity is critical to online learning for schools and students.

Michael Goldsmith, Go Philippines co-founder and chief visionary officer, said even the best learning management system would fail without a quality connectivity.

“Our partnership with PT&T exemplifies the bayanihan spirit, permitting us to deliver critical broadband internet solutions for academia improving user experience for a quality education,” he said.

PT&T has a network reach of 13,500 fiber kilometers in high-growth areas and covering almost 40 percent of the total Philippine population.

Last year, the company forayed into the IT services space, offering accessible, enterprise grade solutions to complement their connectivity portfolio.

PT&T holds a 25-year franchise, which allows the company to establish, maintain, and operate both wired and wireless telecommunications systems for domestic and international communication in the country.

News source: The Philippine Star