Disaster preparedness, response in communities boosted via tech, partnerships

A resident from Benguet (left) uses the free charging station put up by Smart and Vodafone Foundation at the Typhoon Ompong command center in Itogon.

Communication services, technological innovations and partnerships with various organizations—these factors have helped communities all over the Philippines bolster disaster preparedness and response efforts. As the Philippines faced typhoons, volcanic eruptions and other hazards in 2018, several communities weathered the storm with the help of solutions initiated by PLDT wireless unit Smart Communications. As part of… Continue reading Disaster preparedness, response in communities boosted via tech, partnerships

HMD Global launches new Nokia phones in Cebu

CEBU LAUNCH. HMD Global Philippines Country Manager Shannon Mead and Head of Marketing Gibby Peñaflor launch the new Nokia phones in Cebu.

Durable and reliable. These are some of the words that come to people’s minds when Nokia is mentioned, said HMD Global Country Manager Shannon Mead. HMD Global is the one-year-old Finnish startup behind the resurgence of Nokia mobile phones. “Durable, reliable. They’re what comes to mind when consumers are asked what they think about when… Continue reading HMD Global launches new Nokia phones in Cebu

Smart powers PH Red Cross-Nokia disaster response solution

Smart will provide connectivity support to Nokia drones, which will be used by the Philippine Red Cross for their humanitarian efforts.

PLDT wireless unit Smart Communications will provide high-speed connectivity for a drone system that will help boost the disaster response efforts of the Philippine Red Cross. The drone system, which will operate on Smart’s frequencies during times of emergency, is part of Nokia Saving Lives, a program that aims to provide communications technology and technical… Continue reading Smart powers PH Red Cross-Nokia disaster response solution