Beyond boundaries

Z-FACTOR - Joe Zaldarriaga - The Philippine Star

Filipino personalities and brands are increasingly making waves on the global stage, showcasing the best that our country has to offer and instilling a sense of pride in every Filipino’s heart.

From the victories of beauty queens to the triumphs of award-winning athletes, witnessing our fellow Filipinos receive international acclaim and recognition is a source of immense joy and inspiration. These achievements not only bring pride to our nation, but also serve as a source of our collective joy and inspiration. This serves as a celebration of our shared success, for our kababayans here and abroad, reinforcing the notion that the triumph of one is the triumph of all.

The latest addition to this string of achievements is the remarkable feat by TNT, the value mobile brand of Smart Communications Inc., which has officially secured a Guinness World Record for the longest travel live stream. Spanning an impressive 26 hours, 15 minutes, and 29 seconds, the live stream covered a distance of 75 kilometers from Bustos, Bulacan to Rizal Park in Manila.

The Guinness World Record was achieved through the ‘Petmaloop Challenge’ of TNT, in which 33 content creators showcased the highlights of their hometowns, spreading joy as they did. Utilizing the microvlogging app TikTok, the creators faced the added challenge of using a single smartphone powered by TNT, passing it seamlessly from one user to another, ensuring an uninterrupted live stream.

Alfredo S. Panlilio, president and CEO of Smart and its parent company PLDT Inc., rightfully hailed the milestone as an “achievement for Filipinos by Filipinos.”

Underscoring TNT’s crucial contribution to advancing expansive digital inclusion objectives, Panlilio expressed satisfaction in the brand’s steadfast commitment to make mobile technology and innovations accessible to all.

“As the value brand of Smart Communications, Inc., TNT plays a crucial role in helping us achieve the broader digital inclusion goals of the PLDT Group, where we aim to democratize access to mobile technology and innovations, enabling many to enjoy its benefits,” Panlilio said.

The Petmaloop Challenge not only showcased the improving capabilities of mobile technologies and networks led by Smart and TNT, but also highlighted their crucial role in today’s highly digital age. This is highlighted more so in this post-pandemic era where the strength and reliability of mobile networks serve as the backbone for many business operations and academic exercises, TNT’s creative efforts stand out as a testament to its dedication to innovation and service excellence.

Amid the transformations brought about by the pandemic, the challenge demonstrated how mobile networks have become essential, supporting hybrid and remote work and classes. TNT’s commitment to showcase the strength of its network, culminating in a world record, goes beyond mere assurance; it stands as a commendable display of dedication to push boundaries and achieve service excellence.

Beyond setting a world record, the Petmaloop Challenge also contributed to the promotion of Philippine tourism, highlighting the diverse offerings of the country beyond our pristine beaches. At a time when travel interest is renewed not only among Filipinos, but also internationally, this initiative is both timely and impactful.

The challenge, meticulously crafted and executed, evokes a sense of pride in being Filipino and serves as an inspiration to continually seek ways to elevate our skills.

In today’s highly digital age, a reliable mobile network like TNT is, indeed, a powerful tool towards progress and success.

In the words of Mr. Panlilio, “And when you are powered by the country’s best mobile network, there is just no limit to what you can achieve.”

TNT’s groundbreaking achievement in setting a world record certainly serves as a powerful testament to the boundless opportunities that emerge from steadfast commitment and innovative pursuits.

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