Philippine integrated telecommunications company PLDT is determined to advance the country’s digital transformation and its ambition to grow the hyperscaler industry by announcing the start of construction of two more major ICT infrastructure projects before the end of the ‘year.
Following PLDT Group’s construction of the country’s largest hyperscaler (DC) data center, Vitro Sta. Rosa and the activation of Jupiter, the fastest direct international cable to the United States and Japan, PLDT will inaugurate the construction of its fourth cable landing station which will be located in Baler, Aurora, and the initial phase of construction of the Asia Direct Cable (ADC) system, both by the end of the year.
“Following the successful launch and activation of Jupiter, PLDT hopes to take the country to become the best trans-Pacific cable hub in Asia, as we work to deliver additional submarine cables and new cable landing stations. in 2024,” said Victor Aliwalas, former Vice President and Technology Advisor for Enterprise, PLDT.
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The cable landing station at Baler, due to be completed by 2024, will complement PLDT’s international gateway to the northern and eastern borders while the ADC cable, due to be completed by the end of 2023, reinforces the links of Asia country data.
“Besides DC and international connectivity, PLDT is also leading the charge on 5G deployments and national fiber deployments in addition to all other platforms to significantly increase the country’s adoption of digitalization,” Aliwalas said. . “We are not focusing on one or two pillars, we are building the whole ecosystem to work as a whole. We need a comprehensive and dynamic system to support this hyperscale initiative and PLDT is committed to put everything in place to be the strongest hyperscale player in the country, to establish and promote the Philippines as a hyperscale destination.
PLDT has worked closely with government agencies, including the Department of Industry Commerce (DTI) and the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), to position the Philippines as the next hyperscaler hub in Asia -Pacific, as the country transforms into a globally competitive and digitally empowered nation. Making business in the Philippines a promising proposition for investors and partners.
Last year, PLDT joined the government’s multi-agency initiative to support the country’s digital readiness seeding to attract expanding global hyperscalers to Asia, including as a sixth key sector under its campaign “Make It Happen in the Philippines” (MIH), and highlighting the strong partnership between government and the private sector to cement the foundations of the Philippines’ digital economy.