Feb. 10, 2021

PLDT Global Corporation (PGC), the international arm of the Philippines’ largest integrated telco PLDT, is accelerating digital connectivity for enterprises in Japan, with the launch of its Points of Presence (PoP) through technology partners China Mobile and Equinix.

A point of presence serves as a gateway or an access point for networks to interconnect. By expanding its network services, PLDT Global can provide a stronger and wider interconnection service to its international clients.

“This challenging period gave us the important opportunity to innovate more and come up with fresh solutions that serve our customers in a simpler, faster, and more responsive way. It pushed us to do more with less and work harder with our partners to create a new and better normal for all our customers,” said Katrina Luna-Abelarde, President and CEO at PLDT Global and head of International Carrier Business.

Backed by the Carrier Ethernet Network (CEN) Technology, PGC provides data solutions and enables businesses from Japan to interconnect to any part of the world.

“Recognizing recent market developments and the evolving needs of customers, PGC continues to invest in building a stronger global network and new technologies that not only enhance connectivity and widen reach but also create more value for the businesses of its customers,” said Abelarde, who is concurrently the Head of Strategic Partnerships and Corporate Development at PLDT.

Together with partners SoftBank, China Mobile, and Equinix, clients will be able to enjoy more products as well as cloud services; experience faster customer service fulfillment and assistance through operations support; and depend on a resilient and secure connection.

“With PGC’s full suite of end-to-end industry solutions, we are paving the way for faster, safer and stronger connections to expand the reach of enterprises and unlock new business opportunities from Japan to any point in the world,” said Albert V. Villa-Real, Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer at PLDT Global.

Aside from Japan, PLDT Global also has physical points of presence in the United Kingdom, United States of America, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, and the Philippines.