PLDT has signed a collaborative deal with Japanese telecoms NTT Communications to leverage their 100 gigabit-per-second “ultra-bandwidth” Internet backbone.
The NTT Group said that the partnership enables PLDT to better “handle traffic bursts and scale-up faster to accommodate subscriber demands.”
PLDT Chairman and CEO Manuel V. Pangilinan commented on the collaboration: “Strengthening our connectivity with NTT Com’s industry-leading Tier 1 IP backbone provides a solid foundation for PLDT and our customers to adopt new business models that will enable all to transform digitally and to connect the Philippines with the global market seamlessly.”
“Coupled with PLDT’s initiatives to expand and upgrade its access and transport networks, this network infrastructure enhancement will definitely help PLDT improve Internet services in the Philippines,” he added.
PLDT and NTT Group have had a strategic partnership since 2000. As of end-June 2016, NTT DOCOMO and NTT Com own approximately 20% of PLDT’s outstanding common stock.
Source: Business World