Sep 172016

MANILA, Philippines – Real estate developers and telecommunications companies have pledged their support for the development of the country’s information technology and business process management (IT-BPM) sector which will soon embark on a new six-year growth path.

The Information Technology and Business Process Association of the Philippines (IBPAP) said the country’s biggest property and telecommunications players  vowed to put up better quality buildings and infrastructure in their bid to create an ecosystem that will sustain more inclusive growth for the IT-BPM sector.

These firms include Ayala Land, Double Dragon Properties, Federal Land, Filinvest, Globe Telecom, Leechiu Property Consultants, Megaworld, PLDT, Profriends, Robinsons Land, and SM Prime Holdings, the IBPAP said.

“All these years, our roadmap partners have been our strong allies in building the industry through connectivity and building robust, world class 24/7 communities that IT-BPM companies need. They continue to play a crucial role as the 1.2 million strong industry charts its course over the next six years,” said Benedict Hernandez, IBPAP’s executive committee chairman.

Hernandez said the property and telecommunications giants maintained their commitment to further support the growth of the sector by continuously aligning with IT-BPM companies’ needs and ICT demands as they continue to expand into areas outside Metro Manila, transforming previously untapped and undeveloped localities into bustling IT-BPM hubs.

“Our collaboration and partnership will remain key to realizing the new roadmap ambitions, especially as we focus even more on countryside development,” he said.

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IBPAP and research partner Frost & Sullivan are crafting the country’s IT-BPM Roadmap 2022, a comprehensive six-year plan that will set the growth course of the industry.

The property and communications sectors are preparing for the exponential growth the Philippines.

Based on Frost & Sullivan’s preliminary findings, the IT-BPM sector is expected to grow to as much as 700,000 seats in the next five to six years.

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