NTT Communications just announced that PLDT has strengthened its global network infrastructure by leveraging the 100 gigabit-per-second connectivity.
According to NTT, this ultra-high capacity will help PLDT improve internet speed for both individual and enterprise customers.
NTT also says that the Phillipines, along with the rest of Asia has seen an upsurge in demand for international bandwidth.
Manuel Pangilinan, chairman and CEO of PLDT, says that strengthening their connectivity with NTT Communications backbone provides a solid foundation for PLDT customers.
“We chose NTT Com because of our long-standing strategic partnership that goes back many years,” says Pangilinan.
“NTT Com has been a leader in the global telecoms space, having made significant investments in network infrastructure and the delivery of highly reliable services.”
Hideaki Ozaki, president and CEO of NTT Asia, says that they're thrilled to be taking their partnership with PLDT to the next level.
“In this increasingly connected world, bandwidth has become a critical accelerator for business and individuals, which is the reason why we continually invest in upgrading our network technology and infrastructure," says Ozaki.
"We believe the enhanced connectivity for PLDT will largely increase its capacity in handling the anticipated massive explosion of data driven by the rise of disruptive technologies such as Cloud, Big Data, IoT and video streaming."
Pangilinan adds that higher speeds translate to faster data transmission and improved efficiencies for PLDT and its customers.
“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.”
The NTT Group has been a strategic partner of PLDT since 2000 and its Arcstar Universal One VPN network reaches 140 secure data centers worldwide.