London/Manila – January 28, 2015 – Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT), the leading telecommunications provider in the Philippines, has further 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 operators. This 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.
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.
“We are very proud to add the UK to our ever growing managed international network,” says 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.”
Michelle Reid, Director of Sales and Marketing at Telehouse adds, “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. With over 535 connectivity providers now in the Telehouse Docklands campus, we look forward to enabling them to maximize the opportunity this expansion represents.”
PLDT is the only Philippine Telco to have been a consistent finalist and awardee at the prestigious Metro Ethernet Forum Ethernet Excellence Awards for APAC. The company continues to partner with regional and global providers to expand its coverage and deliver global-class Ethernet services to its customers.
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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 (PSE:TEL) and its American Depositary Shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:PHI). PLDT has one of the largest market capitalizations among Philippine-listed companies.