Apart from servicing the needs of global Filipinos, PLDT Global Corporation (PLDT Global) strengthens its commitment to bringing international technology solutions to the Philippines and supporting the country’s aspiration to become a hyperscaler hub in Asia. PLDT Global is the international unit of PLDT Inc. (PLDT), the largest fully integrated network in the Philippines.
As demand for data and ICT services continue to drive growth for PLDT’s enterprise business, PLDT Global contributes to this upward trend by registering a significant increase in revenues from Enterprise International Private Leased Circuit (IPLC), datacentres and cross connect in Asia Pacific, and carrier businesses.
“PLDT Global remains committed to providing innovative platforms and channels to our global network of carriers and technology partners, connecting them to a huge market of potential clients not only overseas, but also in the Philippines,” said Albert V. Villa-Real, President and CEO at PLDT Global.
Leveraging on PLDT’s most extensive fibre infrastructure, PLDT Global aims to open more opportunities for the country to deliver the connectivity needs of hyperscalers and foreign investors who want to locate in the Philippines – home to a huge, internet-savvy population, and a massive market for gaming, content, and over-the-top media service.
As of end-March 2023, PLDT’s total fibre footprint spans over 1.1 million kilometres, consisting of over 231,000 kilometres of international fiber and over 874,000 kilometres of domestic fibre. This fibre infrastructure also supports Smart's mobile network, covering 97% of the population with 3G, 4G/LTE and 5G technology.
“We strive to power the nation’s economic backbone by serving the connectivity and ICT needs of our customers with our unparalleled fibre optic network infrastructure. Through PLDT Global, we hope to tap the global market and encourage more foreign direct investments to the Philippines to strengthen our position as a Tiger Cub Economy in Asia,” said Mitch V. Locsin, First Vice President and Head of PLDT and Smart Enterprise and International Business Groups.
The completion of its 11th VITRO datacentre in Sta. Rosa, Laguna by early 2024 will further cement PLDT’s foothold as the country’s Data Center powerhouse as its investments in the Jupiter, Asia Direct, and Apricot cable systems will further support the hyperscaler ecosystem for massive data capacity and high-speed connectivity.
Together with Meralco, PLDT also aims to deliver world-class and sustainable datacentres powered by renewable energy.