Manila’s university belt (U-Belt) in C.M. Recto and Morayta streets are now equipped with digital kiosks.
Manila City Mayor Francisco ‘Isko Moreno’ Domagoso led the launching on Monday together with Edsel Paglinawan, product and innovation head of Eastern Communications.
Aptly called MNLKonek and powered by Eastern Communications, the digital kiosks offer up to 200 Mbps of internet speed and can connect 100 users simultaneously.
Kiosks are generally placed in public areas such as malls, airports and grocery stores. These places tend to be heavily populated and will therefore assure that brands are seen in a large, attractive space. In addition, kiosks are also invaluable for providing self-service options, allowing them to serve as intermediate vendors for a large selection of services and goods.
They are popular at fast food chains and quick service restaurants as they provide a multitude of self-pay options, giving these restaurants more freedom to operate more effectively and efficiently.
Photos by Kiara Lauren Ibanez / BENJAMIN CUARESMA