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Google and Smart WiFi to provide the Philippines with FREE, fast, and reliable internet!

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PLDT and Smart WiFi jointly pledged to provide the Philippines with FREE, fast, and reliable internet!
Google and Smart WiFi to provide the Philippines with FREE, fast, and reliable internet!
PLDT Executives pay a visit to the Google HQ in Silicon Valley to ink Google Station deal — IN PHOTO: (Front row, L-R:) SVP & Head of PLDT and Smart Enterprise Business Groups Jovy Hernandez, PLDT and Smart Chief Revenue Officer and ePLDT President & CEO Eric Alberto, Google Chief Business Officer for Next Billion Users Initiative David Shapiro, and Google Head of Business Development for Next Billion Users Sumeet Sharma with (Back row, L-R:) Head of Marketing for Google Philippines Gabby Roxas, PLDT Chief Finance Officer Chaye Cabal-Revilla, SVP & Head of PLDT Consumer Business Market Development Oscar Reyes, Country Head for Google Philippines Kenneth Lingan, Google Director of Product Management Josh Woodward, Google Head of Engineering for Next Billion Users initiative, Cynthia Kim, Google Head of Access Networks for Next Billion UsersMarc Goldburg and Google Program Management Director Suren Ruhela

Google partners with Smart WiFi

The partnership aims to provide connectivity to all Filipinos nationwide. It will be powered by the nationwide infrastructure of Smart WiFi. As we all know, there's a growing number of Smart WiFi hubs throughout the country.

On the other hand, we think that Google is there to provide support for this project.

We can also assume that that they can provide analytics or the data to know the area that needs the WiFi service. 

Google is also optimistic in the seamless delivery of reliable connectivity.

All our efforts are driven primarily by our mission to provide universal access to information, said Google Next Billion Users Chief Business Officer David Shapiro.

We are happy to partner with Smart WiFi in giving more Filipinos access to new opportunities and learning tools through the internet - empowering them in a meaningful way, asserted Google Philippines Country Manager Kenneth Lingan.

Smart also said that this partnership could prompt the next chapter of digital transformation in the Philippines. It could eventually uplift the everyday experiences of their customers as well.

It is an honor for us to join hands with an esteemed technology leader who shares in our vision of empowering our citizens with connectivity. More than being a testament to our technological adeptness, this milestone signifies our unwavering commitment to prompt the next chapter of digital transformation for the country, SVP & Head of PLDT and Smart Enterprise Business Groups Jovy Hernandez said of the partnership.

Technology is a great equalizer of opportunities and as the country’s premier ICT and digital services provider, we are constantly looking for ways to innovate and uplift the everyday experiences of our customers, said PLDT and Smart Chief Revenue Officer and ePLDT President & CEO Eric Alberto

As of writing, 63 percent of Filipinos have access to the internet. This partnership to see growth in these numbers soon.

This partnership is important as the Philippines is a country with one of the most active social media users in the world.

Having a FREE WiFi service could be critical to the growth of the economy based on the studies by the World Bank.

What do you guys think? Are you excited about this development?
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