EasyCall betting its future on data
Paging firm turned business solutions provider Easycall Philippines Inc. will continue to focus efforts on providing data communications and satellite technology to reach remote areas of the country.
“The need for connectivity is more important than ever, and we feel the responsibility to open up that possibility to millions of Filipinos who have limited connectivity access,” said Zaki Delgado, president of Easycall.
EasyCall is installing VSAT (Very Small Apperture Terminal) technology in Iloilo, Cebu, Zambales, Cavite, Bicol, Isabela and Negros Occidental to improve the digital landscape of the Philippines.
It has rolled out its VSAT in underserved and unserved provincial communities in Samar, Quezon, Iloilo, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Isabela, Leyte and Antique.
“There is a critical demand for connectivity in far-flung cities and municipalities, especially in the aftermath of disasters and emergencies, for businesses with remote offices, and for efficient access to services. Despite the complexities we are facing with the terrain and climate [of the Philippines], VSAT can effectively deliver secure and reliable connectivity to these places, and enable progress and development,” Delgado said.
VSAT is a two-way satellite communications system that can transmit and receive data via remote terminals or hubs.
EasyCall, who soared to market leadership in the 90s as a top provider of pagers, has since shifted direction after the onset of SMS and text messaging in the 2000s.