Japan’s NTT Communications has arranged to extend its data center business in the Philippines via a new partnership with local operator PLDT.
The companies agreed on a collaborative partnership to provide NTT Com’s Nexcenter solutions in the Philippines and promote cross-selling.
Under the agreement, Philippines corporations with international operations will be able to use NTT Com’s Nexcenter services at some 140 locations in 84 cities of 19 countries, in addition to its Arcstar Universal One private-network service, which is already available in the Philippines, the companies said in a statement.
"With this partnership, PLDT will bring its enterprise data center and ICT service offerings to the next level," said PLDT president and CEO Napoleon Nazareno.
"We are confident that this partnership will contribute to the country’s development and look forward to giving our local enterprises the much needed ICT boost, as they pursue their respective initiatives to expand locally and/or overseas."
PLDT said it will also incorporate Nexcenter standards in a new data center now under construction, which also will be launched as a new Nexcenter facility.
NTT Com said it is planning to use this new partnership model to further expand the Nexcenter footprint to other regions where there is high demand for data center services.