Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT), a telecommunications provider in the Philippines, has expanded its global Points of Presence (PoPs) with the launch of an additional PoP in the UK through Telehouse Europe’s, one of the world’s largest data center owner operators and colocation providers.
The PoP expansion allows PLDT to offer pan-global connectivity from the Philippines to the United Kingdom. With this deal, signed through PLDT UK, the company can now provide clients with an Ethernet International Private Leased Circuit (E/IPLC) service from the United Kingdom to the rest of the world, as part of its Global Managed Ethernet service offerings.
“We are very proud to add the UK to our ever growing managed international network”, said Jovy Hernandez, PLDT FVP and PLDT ALPHA Enterprise Head. “Our constant drive to deliver world class service to our customers around the globe allows them to focus on what matters the most and allows their customers to do the same.”
The PLDT UK PoP has direct connections to Hong Kong and the United States of America, enabling it to achieve optimal latency for its customers around the world. This builds on over 500 domestic Ethernet nodes that it owns in the Philippines and POPs in Singapore, Japan, U.S. and Hong Kong.
“PLDT has made a great decision to expand their E/IPLC into the UK as the market becomes ever more significant in the global telecommunications infrastructure,” said Michelle Reid, Director of Sales and Marketing at Telehouse. “With over 535 connectivity providers now in the Telehouse Docklands campus, we look forward to enabling them to maximize the opportunity this expansion represents.”