Is the Philippines ready for IoT? And how does the country fare compared to other member economies that also see the Internet as a strong factor in growing their respective states?
“I don’t think we are far off. Here’s how I look at it: if the Internet of Things were a race, the Philippines would be in the middle of the pack, compared to the likes of Japan who will always be among the front-liners. But at the pace that we’re going, and with the momentum we have established through the years, we are certain that we will soon be considered as one of the front-liners,” Joel R. Agustin, SVP-Service Management, Globe Telecom claimed.
“The role of Globe in improving the digital arena and achieving great gains from the IoT is really important, thus we always make sure that all the necessary fundamentals are covered and provided for,” he further said.
According to Agustin, Globe has long started to lay down the groundwork for IoT as the company has always kept pace with global technological advances and bring these in the country.
“When Globe participated in this year’s discussion on the IoT, it was an affirmation that we are doing the right things. We may not be as sophisticated as Japan, but I believe that it’s just a matter of time before we get there. What is essential has already been put in place to jump-start the IoT as a potential economic driver and at Globe, we have made a commitment to keep improving and delivering everything else that will be needed,” he added.
For Agustin, key fundamental areas must be addressed to maximize the benefits of the IoT. These include improving coverage and connectivity, latency and capacity, affordable devices, big data and analytics, and security.
“To make the IoT a success we need to have a robust wireless coverage and connectivity and a complying performance. This has to be supplemented by affordable devices that users can utilize either for business or for networking,” Agustin said.
“These are the things important to make IoT a success. Those fundamentals that I’ve mentioned are the fields that we at Globe have made available, and we keep improving and expanding on these areas to ensure that consumers from all around the country will benefit and be covered,” Agustin concluded.
This post was extracted from the article, Globe helps unlock gains of ‘IOT’, which was published on the Inquirer.net
Globe Telecom is the Platinum sponsor for the 7th Asia IoT Business Platform: IoT Phillipines which will take place in Manila, 23 & 24 May 2016. This national industry gathering is supported and endorsed by The Information and Communications Technology Office of the Department of Science and Technology, Philippines
- by Zaf Coelho, Project Manager of Industry Platform