NTT Comms gives PLDT more (and faster) backbone
By Digital News Asia August 9, 2016
- Surge in demand for international bandwidth in Philippines
- 100Gbps capacity will help PLDT improve Internet speeds
NTT Communications Corp said that Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co (PLDT) will be using its 100 gigabit-per-second (Gbps) Tier 1 Global IP (Internet Protocol) backbone.
This high capacity will help PLDT improve Internet speeds for both individual and enterprise customers, NTT Communications, the ICT solutions and international communications business within the NTT Group, said in a statement.
“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,” said PLDT chairman and chief executive officer Manuel V. Pangilinan.
According to NTT Communications, citing “global statistics reports,” the Philippines has seen a surge in demand for international bandwidth, with a significant 300% growth over the last four years.
With the 100Gbps ultra-bandwidth connectivity, PLDT will be able to handle traffic bursts and scale-up faster to accommodate subscriber demands, it said.
The NTT Group has been a strategic partner of PLDT since 2000 with NTT DoCoMo and NTT Communications owning approximately 20% of PLDT’s outstanding common stock as of end-June 2016.
“We are thrilled to take our partnership with PLDT to the next level, by deploying the ultra-high-capacity 100Gbps link for PLDT to carry large volumes of global IP traffic,” said NTT Com Asia Ltd president and chief executive officer Hideaki Ozaki (pic).
“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.
“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 the cloud, big data, the Internet of Things and video streaming,” he added.
NTT Com’s Global IP Network Service provides high-speed, high-capacity IP connectivity covering Asia, North and Latin America, Europe and Oceania.
It successfully deployed the world’s first 100Gbps digital coherent technology on the company’s transpacific submarine cable system PC-1 and Asia Submarine-Cable Express (ASE) in 2013 and 2014 respectively, to support the ever growing high-bandwidth data demand globally.
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