September 17, 2019 at 08:45 pm
Darwin G. Amojelar
Globe Telecom Inc. is urging real estate developers to prioritize internet connectivity in their estate development master plans with the growing number of Philippine offshore gaming operators, or POGOs.
Globe senior vice president for network strategy Manny Estrada said industries that dominate the real estate sector like the business process outsourcing or even the growing POGOs would require not just a stable connectivity but redundancy as well.
Government data showed 58 Pogo operators in the country with over 200 service providers and an estimated 130,000 workers.
“Telco exclusivity in the real estate landscape should no longer be practiced. Redundancy is a crucial aspect in business continuity for many enterprises leasing your properties,” said Estrada.
He said the real estate industry was part of the digital ecosystem crucial to the growth of the digital economy.
“For those in the Airbnb business, how many of your clients would ask how strong is your internet? Or how many of your tenants shop using Lazada, Shopee or Zalora? How many of them pay their bills online?” Estrada asked.