A Glimpse of Cebu’s Past
Before its discovery by Ferdinand Magellan, Cebu was known as ZUBU or SUGBO, ruled by the Rajahnate of Rajamuda Lumaya. The arrival of the Portuguese explorer Magellan in 1521 established a period of Spanish colonization and global trade.
Cebu became the first European settlement established by the Spanish Cortes. In 1595, the first school in the Philippines was established as University of San Carlos, formerly called Colegio de San Ildefonso. With education, printing, and economic guidance, Cebu soon saw a flourishing of foreign trade.
Cebu’s Economic Transformation
Today, Cebu can boast of a bustling economy, an attractive tourist destination and a business investment. Its infrastructure, educational system and workforce enable it to support major industrial, commercial, and trading activities.
The island has the most domestic air and shipping and cargo vessels in the Philippines which enabled it achieve export growth rates averaging 20% higher than the entire Philippines. Cebu’s extensive international port facilities offer accessibility to Asia and the rest of the world. This has led more than a hundred local firms and multinational companies to establish their offices, factories, and BPO services on the island.
Cebu’s labor force is oriented towards non-agricultural lines and is rated one of the most productive work force in the country. The private and public sectors have also jointly worked together on education and infrastructure to make Cebu the IT hub of the Visayas/Mindanao region and a premier Global ICT investment location for software, e-services, and BPOs.
The Ships of Magellan
Colegio de San Ildefonso
Cebu’s Corporate World
Mactan International Airport
Cebu IT Park
Eastern Communications has been present in Cebu since the early 1800s to provide Cebu its first telegraphic service. It connected the island via undersea cable and provided Cebu’s first telegraphic services. This helped the local government, the economy, and the people get and send fast reliable information locally and to the rest of the world.
Eastern Supports Cebu’s Economic Growth
Today, Eastern continues its service to the Government, Business and Institutions to provide reliable communications services and workplace solutions.
IDS or Internet Direct Service provides the best Internet connectivity. It is a guaranteed and dedicated Internet service with resilient connectivity to the world’s largest service providers. Its high speed, high quality, and redundant links are ideal for companies that have 24/7/365 mission-critical transactions.
DSL or Digital Subscriber Line provides quality broadband access to the Internet. Its guaranteed and burstable speeds assure constant availability and instantaneous data exchange. It is the most reliable and cost-effective alternative to leased line Internet. It is the business-grade Internet that is suitable for virtually any office and business operations.
Gateway Direct is an international telephone service that directly connects Eastern’s own gateway switch to international carriers thus ensuring faster and better voice quality. It is ideal for BPOs and businesses that make frequent international calls.
IPLC or International Private Leased Circuit is a dedicated clear channel that provides international point-to-point connectivity from the local office to sites within the United States, Europe, and Asia. This utilizes redundant international cable networks for reliable and secure connectivity. This is highly recommended for operations with global clients such as Banks, Financial Institutions, and BPOs.
DLC or Domestic Leased Circuit is a point-to-point serial connectivity that provides reliable and secured data transactions since it runs on Eastern’s fully redundant network. It is a suitable and cost-effective service for businesses that need to transmit data to designated domestic locations.
ETHERnet is a reliable connectivity solution that enables businesses to transport information throughout their operations network using Eastern’s Gigabit Ethernet infrastructure. It assures reliable and secure voice, video, and data transmission as well as extended Local Area Networks.
dataHUB is a state-of-the-art Tier II and Green Data Center that offers reliable power, secured connectivity for cost-efficient collocation and disaster recovery needs.
Virtual Fax is a practical business communication tool that lets you read your fax messages via email using your desktop, laptop, tablet and smartphone. This is most ideal for companies that make and receive numerous fax transmissions.
Eastern continues to invest on infrastructure and the development of Cebu-specific services which will be launched by mid 2012. These will expand reach, offer better portability and mobility as well as online cloud–based services.
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