PLDT taps NTT Com for 100Gbps ultra-bandwidth connectivity
PLDT has announced that it has partnered with NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), a subsidiary of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT) Corporation, the largest telecommunications company in Japan, to boost its global network infrastructure using the 100Gbps connectivity.
The 100Gbps (gigabit-per-second) “ultra-bandwidth” connectivity will be powered by NTT Com’s Tier 1 Global IP backbone, which is expected to help PLDT carry large volumes of global IP traffic. It will also help the company handle traffic bursts and scale-up faster to accommodate subscriber demands.
“Higher speeds translate to faster data transmission and thus, improve efficiencies for PLDT and its customers,” said Manuel V. Pangilinan, Chairman and CEO of PLDT. “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.”
“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,” said Mr. Hideaki Ozaki, President and CEO of NTT Com Asia Limited.