PLDT Enterprise and cloud-based video communications company Zoom Video Communications, Inc. have forged a strategic partnership to enable local companies with an enterprise-grade collaboration solution designed to give a better user experience in a hybrid working arrangement.
Through this partnership, PLDT Enterprise and Zoom will offer Zoom Meetings and Zoom Phone, a Zoom collaboration solution that enables users to meet and collaborate instantly wherever they are using any device compatible with Zoom.
“This partnership will enable the delivery of quality and efficient in-person and remote collaboration experience for employees in a hybrid workplace. PLDT Enterprise and Zoom will work together to empower local companies to maximize their productivity and time through these innovative business communication services,” said Melvin Jeffrey Chan, VP & Head of Enterprise Innovations & IoT Business Development.
With Public Switch Telephone Network (PSTN) integration, Zoom Phone can make and receive calls like a regular landline telephone with the necessary capabilities to enable users to not miss a single call. Likewise, Zoom Phone uses a landline number caller ID and can be used to conduct any type of call whether local, domestic, or international to both landline and mobile endpoints.
This provides an effective and efficient solution to companies and allows their employees to stay connected, productive, and collaborative anytime and anywhere.
Nico Alcoseba, PLDT Enterprise FVP & Head of Product Management & Marketing Group, noted that the said solution will be beneficial to local companies as it outperforms on-premise phone systems that do not meet the requirements of a remote and hybrid working environment employed by numerous companies now.
“This collaboration solution is timely and necessary to address the need of businesses for a feature-rich phone system to support their operations in a hybrid and remote setup. We are excited to offer this solution to local businesses looking for a cost-effective, scalable, intuitive, and simple business phone system to equip their employees,” said Alcoseba.
Zoom Video Communications Inc. is a cloud-based video communications company that allows users to set up virtual video and audio conferencing, webinars, live chats, screen-sharing, and other collaborative capabilities.
According to a study by research and review platform TrustRadius, Zoom is the leading video conferencing tool, dominating 50 percent of the video conferencing market in 2021.
Other video conferencing solutions offered by the company include Zoom Rooms, a software-based room system that provides an integrated video conferencing experience; Zoom Webinar which permits users to broadcast a Zoom meeting to up to 50,000 attendees; and Zoom Events, a versatile platform that allows the creation of a variety of engaging virtual experiences for attendees such as their own branded event hub, track ticketing, and registration, and control user access, among others.