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Press Release -- August 10th, 2016
Source: Global Telecom & Technology
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GTT and PLDT Collaborate to Expand Global Presence and Service Offerings

MCLEAN, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

GTT Communications, Inc. (GTT), the leading cloud networking service provider to multinationals, and PLDT, a leading telecommunications and multimedia services provider, announced today a reciprocal relationship that will enable them to expand service reach and capabilities for their respective customers worldwide.

The arrangement allows PLDT to leverage GTT’s global Tier 1 IP network, which is ranked in the top five worldwide, as well as its diverse suite of cloud networking services including Ethernet, VPLS and MPLS (IP VPN), to securely connect its multinational clients to the cloud-based applications they require. In addition to networking capabilities, GTT provides PLDT with managed services, including multilayered security services and full network management and monitoring.

“Our partnership with GTT enables us to strengthen our capabilities in support of our enterprise customers, allowing them to leverage the cloud to create more avenues for business growth,” said FVP and Head of PLDT ALPHA Jovy Hernandez. “It is also reflective of our commitment to help enterprises broaden their perspectives and change the way they do business, by constantly looking for new opportunities to enhance their operational processes or connect with their market.”

Collaborating with PLDT allows GTT to increase its reach in the Philippines and Southeast Asia with IP, Ethernet and MPLS services. This enhanced presence aligns with GTT’s recent expansion in the region, including the addition of services at its node in Sydney, Australia.

“This relationship brings significant benefits to our combined client base,” stated GTT president and CEO Rick Calder. “We are pleased to support PLDT in the U.S. and Europe to expand its service offerings and provide broader network reach. In turn, GTT is now well-positioned to support its multinational clients in the Southeast Asia region through PLDT’s deep regional footprint.”

About GTT

GTT provides multinationals with a better way to reach the cloud through its suite of cloud networking services, including wide area networking, Internet, managed services and voice services. The company’s Tier 1 IP network, ranked in the top five worldwide, connects clients to any location in the world and any application in the cloud. GTT delivers an outstanding client experience by living its core values of simplicity, speed and agility. For more information on how GTT is redefining global communications, please visit www.gtt.net.

About PLDT

PLDT is the leading telecommunications service provider in the Philippines. Through its principal business groups – fixed line, wireless and others – PLDT offers a wide range of telecommunications services across the Philippines’ most extensive fiber optic backbone and fixed line and cellular networks.

PLDT is listed on the Philippine Stock Exchange (TEL) and its American Depositary Shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange (PHI). PLDT has one of the largest market capitalizations among Philippine-listed companies.

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