PLDT earns global distinction as first Cisco Gold Service Provider in PH

PLDT achieves historic milestone for being the first Philippine telco to receive Cisco's Gold Certification in a Service Provider role.

 • Mar 14, 2023

From left to right: Rico Carpio, PLDT Enterprise Category Head for Transformative Enterprise Networking Solutions; Marc Roxas, PLDT Enterprise Assistant Vice President and Category Head for Enterprise Internet and Digital Solutions; Shaundy Pada, PLDT & Smart Partner Development Manager; Edith Gomez-Cudiamat, PLDT Enterprise Vice President and Head for Enterprise and International Business Solutions - FIXED; Gela Camacho, PLDT & Smart B2B Lead for Strategic Partnerships; Melvin Jeffrey Chan, PLDT Enterprise Vice President and Head of Enterprise Innovations, Business Development, Consulting and Presales; Nico Alcoseba, PLDT Enterprise First Vice President Enterprise Product Management; Mitch Locsin, PLDT and Smart First Vice President & Head of Enterprise & International Business Groups; Zaza Soriano-Nicart, Cisco Philippines Managing Director; Charisse Pau, Cisco Philippines Director for Global Service Provider; Rommel Angeles, Cisco Philippines Partner Organization Head; Kate Dayanghirang, Cisco Philippines Partner Account Manager; Johnroe Guray, Cisco Business Development Manager for Service Provider as a Channel

PLDT, the largest fully integrated telecommunications provider in the Philippines, has reached another strategic milestone by becoming the first Philippine telco to receive one of the most and widely respected designations in the global networking industry, Cisco's Gold Certification in a Service Provider role. The ‘Gold Provider’ certification from Cisco elevates the recipient’s profile, leverages the power of the Cisco Systems brand to gain increased market recognition, and realizes greater business opportunities.

This accomplishment recognizes PLDT's exceptional performance in delivering and supporting Cisco-Powered Services for Cisco SD-WAN, Meraki SD-WAN, and Meraki Access Point. Fully committed in enabling enterprises with digital tools and solutions in their transformative journey through the Better For Business campaign, PLDT has consistently delivered high-quality managed networking services to its customers by streamlining operations, implementing strict design solutions, and providing end-to-end networking management servicing.

“PLDT affirms its promise to always innovate and deliver valuable solutions for enterprise customers across all industries; in this case, our Software-Defined Wide Area Networking (SD-WAN), Branch-in-a-Box, and Beyond Fiber. These services help uplift and accelerate businesses in their cloud journey thru faster access to their applications via the internet while delivering resilient and secure network connectivity,” says Mitch Locsin, First Vice President & Head of Enterprise & International Business Groups, PLDT and Smart.

The Cisco Gold Certification was achieved thru a third-party audit on PLDT Managed Networking solutions processes covering product and marketing, capacity management, after support and customer experience management.

“We are honored and gratified by this achievement as it encapsulates PLDT's commitment to delivering the best possible experience to our enterprise customers, from simple services to more complex solutions such as SD-WAN,” says Nico Alcoseba, First Vice President Enterprise Product Management, PLDT and Smart.

“Cisco values its partnerships, and we would like to extend our warmest congratulations to PLDT for reaching Gold Provider status. This achievement is a testament to PLDT's expertise and commitment to delivering exceptional network and technology solutions to its customers. With this designation, PLDT is poised to support the digital transformation of businesses in the Philippines and drive economic growth on a global scale,” says Zaza Soriano-Nicart, Managing Director, Cisco Philippines.

Becoming a Cisco Gold Service Provider reinforces PLDT's position as a leader in managed networking services and customer excellence, not just in the Philippines but worldwide. With ongoing investments in technology and infrastructure, along with its extensive fiber optic network spanning over 1.091M kilometers, PLDT continues to support customers, industries, and the public sector further in their transformative journeys so they may achieve greater heights through digital transformation.

About PLDT

PLDT is the Philippines’ largest fully integrated telco company. Through its principal business groups – from fixed line to wireless – PLDT offers a wide range of telecommunications and digital services across the Philippines’ most extensive fiber optic backbone, and fixed line and cellular networks.

PLDT is listed on the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE:TEL) and its American Depositary Shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:PHI). PLDT has one of the largest market capitalizations among Philippine-listed companies.

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