VENTUS, the call center company of Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co.’s (PLDT) unit ePLDT Inc., has entered into a partnership agreement with Infosys BPO Ltd., a business process outsourcing subsidiary of Nasdaq-listed Infosys Technologies of India.

Ventus president Rose Montenegro said the agreement would enable both companies to reach additional markets and offer expanded services to customers.

Financial details were not disclosed.

Infosys BPO handles the data and voice requirements of Infosys’ customers in the US.

Ventus has 4,500 seats in seven sites in the country that are using PLDT facilities. It expects to increase the number of seats to 5,000 by the end of 2006, and to 6,000 in 2007.