PLDT expands network service with UK firm

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PHILIPPINE Long Distance Telephone Co. (PLDT), has expanded its global Points of Presence (PoP) with the launch of an additional PoP in the UK through Telehouse Europe, one of the world’s largest data center owner operators.

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Jovy Hernandez, PLDT first vice president and PLDT ALPHA Enterprise head, said that the move allows PLDT to offer pan-global connectivity from the Philippines to the United Kingdom, and 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.

The PLDT UK PoP has direct connections to Hong Kong and the United States, enabling it to Ethernet (networking systems) nodes that it owns in the Philippines and PoPs in Singapore, Japan, the US and Hong Kong.

Michelle Reid, director of Sales and Marketing at Telehouse, said “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.”

She added, “With over 535 connectivity providers now in the Telehouse Docklands campus, we look forward to enabling them to maximize the opportunity this expansion represents.”

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