Philippine Long Distance Telephone selects Cisco to build foundation for internet

Philippine Long Distance Telephone (PLDT), a
telecom service provider in the Philippines, has selected Cisco router
technologies as a platform for its Internet Protocol Next-Generation Network

This implementation across fixed and mobile
networks will meet customer demand for high bandwidth and mobile networks that
support video and collaboration by providing enhanced network capacity, high
resiliency and robust IPV6 support.

“PLDT is now equipped for the growth of
IP-connected devices used in consumer, business, mobile and machine-to-machine
environments using the Cisco CRS-3 and ASR 9000 Series core routing
systems,” said Napoleon Nazareno, president and CEO, Philippine Long
Distance Telephone Company.

“From Internet Protocol television to
telepresence, PLDT will be able to address the anticipated growth in Internet
traffic brought about by the surge of Internet-based video services,” Nazareno added.

PLDT and its wholly owned subsidiary, Smart
Communications, has deployed Cisco CRS-3 and ASR 9000 Series routers to handle
the multidirectional traffic of network and data center cloud interactions.

The collaboration with Cisco enables
PLDT and Smart to keep up with the explosion in volume, devices, speed and
bandwidth while satisfying user demand for enriched experiences like online
content, multi-screen experience, navigation and Web 2.0. 

It simplifies operations with the ability to
scale and deploy new services in order to increase profits, grow revenue and
attract and retain customers.


“This collaboration will lay the
foundation for one of the most intelligent and advanced broadband network, and
we would like to congratulate PLDT and Smart for raising the bar of
telecommunications service in the Philippines,” said Stephen Misa, country
manager for Cisco in Philippines.

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