PLDT gearing up for hyperscalers

Published December 30, 2021, 2:00 PM

by Emmie V. Abadilla


PLDT Inc, Chairman Manuel V. Pangilinan has vowed to offer solutions to more businesses, large and micro small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) as he expressed confidence for strong growth of the hyperscalers markets.

“We see the Enterprise business as a growth driver in our business. Apart from the continued growth in basic connectivity and data centers,” Pangalinan said in a statement Wednesday, Dec. 29.

Hyperscalers refer to the complete mix of hardware and facilities that can scale a distributed computing environment up to thousands of servers. Google and Facebook are examples of these massive companies .

For PLDT’s corporate business segment, PLDT Enterprise, 2021 was a “milestone year in Data Center and Cloud revenues”, which posted double-digit growth.

Most recently, PLDT announced its planned buildout of the largest data center in the Philippines to boost the country’s viability as a competitive destination for ICT, particularly for global hyperscalers.

PLDT further primed the country as the next Hyperscaler destination and digital hub in Asia by working with key government agencies on campaigns to attract cloud and technology companies who are expanding in Asia Pacific.

Apart from ICT infrastructure, PLDT invested on JUPITER and APRICOT cable system capacities to ensure Hyperscale connectivity readiness going in and out of the Philippines.

This was alongside expansive fiber roll out in-country, enabling connectivity to business districts and powering Smart City projects of various Local Government Units (LGUs).

Already, “There’s greater awareness among LGUs about the importance of establishing smart cities in their location,” Pangilinan observed.

“A good example of this is what we’ve done in the province of Cavite where we’ve deployed significant fiberization for the entire province – that’s a peg or a model for other LGUs to follow.”