Japan’s NTT Communications, PLDT to Provide Data Center Services in the Philippines

MANILA, Philippines – NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), the ICT solutions and international communications business within the NTT Group of Japan, one of the world’s largest telecommunications services providers, and Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT) (PSE:TEL, NYSE: PHI), the Philippines’ leading telecommunication and digital services provider, agreed on a collaboration partnership on to provide Nexcenter™ solutions in the Philippines and promote cross-selling.

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Under the agreement, Philippine corporations with international operations will be able to use NTT Com’s globally standardized high-quality Nexcenter™ services at some 140 locations in 84 cities of 19 countries, in addition to NTT Com’s Arcstar Universal One private-network service, which is already available in the Philippines and which is largely used by the BPO industry in the Philippines.

PLDT, supported by NTT Com, expects to gain Nexcenter™ accreditation for its two existing main data centers [Vitro and IPC] and in order to begin providing Nexcenter™ services by January 2016. In addition, PLDT will incorporate Nexcenter™ standards in a new data center now under construction, which also will be launched as a new Nexcenter™ facility. These additions will strengthen Nexcenter™ as No. 1 data center brand in the Asian region.

Also, NTT Com will use this new partnership model to further expand the Nexcenter™ footprint to other regions where high demand for data center services exists among companies looking to expand and enhance their businesses.

“With this partnership, PLDT will fortify its lead in the enterprise space as it elevates its enterprise data center and ICT service offerings to the next level and as we leverage on the world-class expertise and extensive global infrastructure of NTT Communications,” said PLDT President and CEO Napoleon Nazareno.

“We are confident that this partnership will help bolster the country’s economic development and we look forward to giving our local enterprises a much needed world class ICT boost, as they pursue their respective initiatives to expand locally and/or, overseas,” he said.

NTT Com’s Nexcenter TM data centers offer world-class services backed by quality, flexibility, and cost-efficiency.

Going forward, NTT Com will further enhance its global seamless ICT solutions as it continues to expand its data-center business worldwide.

NTT Com’s data centers provide seamless global ICT platform, with co-location, hosting, network and security services, as well as high-quality facilities, industry leading SLAs, universally consistent operations and multilingual support.

NTT Com supports customers by providing high-quality, disaster-resistant, and ecological data centers that meet business continuity and corporate social responsibility requirements.

The NTT Group of Japan holds a 20% stake in PLDT. The NTT Group continues to work closely with PLDT to enhance the PLDT Group’s technical expertise and further develop its network infrastructure and digital services. – BusinessNewsAsia.com

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