PLDT Enterprise continues to demonstrate its commitment to the IT community with its support of The PhNOG Conference, “Our Philippine Internet: 1st Philippine IP Peering Forum” held last March 6 and 7, 2017 at City Garden Grand Hotel, Makati.
Led by the Philippine Network Operators’ Group (PhNOG), a non-profit organization established to promote coordination among network operators in the Philippines, the conference encourages the Philippine IT community to discuss and share updates on IP and network infrastructure and services. The two-day gathering was also an opportune time to create references, benchmarks and guidelines applicable to the Philippine market.
Hosted by Kate Tampinco, PLDT Category Head for Enterprise IP Solutions, the PhNOG conference was a venue for participants to engage in meaningful discussions and sharing of best practices on Internet and network management. Key speakers at the event included experts and business leaders from network service providers and industry organizations.
Among the speakers was Marjory Sy, PLDT Network Engineer for Product and Services Network and Platform Solutions, who discussed the work of the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) towards promoting global Carrier Ethernet adoption. MEF, as the defining body for Carrier Ethernet, is a global industry alliance comprising more than 220 organizations including telecommunications service providers, cable MSOs, network equipment/software manufacturers, semiconductors vendors and testing organizations.
Sy discussed MEF’s Third Network Vision, which promises agility and ubiquity of Internet with performance and security, with services delivered over automated, virtualized, and interconnected networks. She also shared the benefits of the MEF Carrier Ethernet Certification Program (MEF-CECP), a globally recognized, vendor neutral certification program, designed to ensure that organizations have a common baseline of technical Carrier Ethernet skills across many organizational functions.
A peering dialogue was held on the second day of the PhNOG conference, enabling participants to connect with service providers to discover more about their Internet and network management solutions. Representing PLDT in the peering dialogue was Noel Tabernilla, PLDT Head of International Core Planning.
The PhNOG conference underscores PLDT’s commitment in helping enterprises leverage on innovative technology to boost competitiveness. Enabling greater awareness of best practices in network management and the availability of solutions for access and connectivity, PLDT supports businesses as they enhance capabilities to better serve their customers.