National Field Trip: Day 1

Today I went on a company visit to:

BAYANTEL (Bayan Telecommunications) located at San Francisco del Monte, Quezon City.

What I learned?

When we entered the building of Bayantel and entered a conference room at the second floor, a representative welcomed and taught us some things. He first discussed some history of the company. On October 15, 1993, Bayantel have come to its birth in the Philippines. Owned and managed by the Lopez family especially Eugenio Lopez III. Since they are in communications servicing, they offer products like bayan VoIP, broadband, IP-VPN,bayanPHONE, etc. Second, he showed the room located at the left side of the conference room where the management of traffics in their services. These are utilized by the NOC (Network Operations Center), they detect potential network problems which they have real-time networks surveillance and monitoring around Philippines and they also have real-time detection and management of traffic conditions. Although they are also located at Metro Manila that doesn’t mean they dominate Metro Manila. In fact, they have larger denomination in Mindanao areas.

What I like?

Except from the fact that they were nice to us, what I like about their company is that they have the NOC (Network Operations Center), which helps them in detecting potential network problems, they have real-time networks surveillance and monitoring and they also have real-time detection and management of traffic conditions. And on that monitoring and management computers lying the custom made programs just for their use.

What I didn’t like?

What I didn’t like in the visit is that we expected more from it because it was the first visit during the tour. I observed that what they have fed and shared to us were more on the ECE (Electronics and Communications Engineering). But the only relevance I can see is that how far programming can go when used and implemented to different things and purposes.

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