MANILA, Philippines, March 17 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Cable&Wireless Worldwide and Philippine Long Distance Telecommunications (PLDT) today announced an expansion of their seven-year long strategic partnership to deliver Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) network connectivity and value- added telecommunications services to enterprise customers in one of the fastest growing economies in Asia today.
According to Bangko Sentral (the Central Bank of the Philippines) data released in January 2010, the Philippines logged growth in 36 consecutive quarters at the end of 2009. Telecommunications is a key growth opportunity as demand for broadband services grows. Specifically, there is significant demand from global providers of Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) services for IP- based Contact Centre (IPCC) solutions and support services into and out of the Philippines.
Cable&Wireless Worldwide works with some of the leading providers of BPO services based in India and across the Asia Pacific to provide them high-speed, predictable and secure connectivity services. The company has invested into a resilient and secure network infrastructure in the Philippines - with Points of Presence (POPs) in Manila City and Pasig. As a part of its agreement with PLDT, Cable&Wireless Worldwide will enhance its existing suite of on-net Virtual Private Network (VPN) Quality-of-service (QoS) offerings for its customers in the Philippines.
Cable&Wireless Worldwide and PLDT are also enhancing the international connectivity of their international POPs in Manila by adding an Asia America Gateway (AAG) international leased line trunk between Philippines and Hong Kong. With AAG installed in PLDT's Cable Landing Station in Bauang, La Union, this is ideal for diversity from other existing cable landing stations in the Philippines in response to the growing demand for bandwidth and to provide resiliency versus possible future disasters that may threaten telecom operations similar to the past Taiwan earthquake.
Nerissa S. Ramos, First Vice President of PLDT, said, "The partnership between Cable&Wireless Worldwide and PLDT successfully serves enterprise customers seeking secure high speed global connectivity in and out of the Philippines. Our growing partnership is a clear sign of the inherent economic potential within the Philippines market and that our customer focused investments into the market are driving success."
Diarmid Massey, Vice President, International Carrier Services - Global Markets, Cable&Wireless Worldwide, said, "PLDT has a long heritage and a proven track record of efficient and consistent delivery to customers. The partnership extension will allow us to provide next-generation telecommunications solutions that meet the emerging needs of global and local corporations in the Philippines."
For more information, please contact: Media Contact Imelda Tan Communications Specialist, Asia Pacific Cable&Wireless Worldwide Tel: +65-6477-5821 Email: [email protected]
SOURCE Cable&Wireless Worldwide