PLDT Signs On With Teliasonera’s Backbone

July 4th, 2013 by · Leave a Comment

The Philippine’s PLDT has tapped Teliasonera International Carrier for a substantial chunk of IP transit, boosting the company’s international reach. They’ve signed on for multiple 10Gbps ports across three continents with the Swedish carrier’s backbone.

PLDT is the Philippine’s incumbent telco, serving a population of 100M across the 7,000 islands that make it up. The country recently got a separate bandwidth boost last week when the SJC cable came online, for which PLDT’s competitor Globe is a consortium member.

Teliasonera’s backbone has been one of the most consistently aggressive players in the IP transit neighborhood. At the transport layer they’ve now rolled out 100G in both Europe and North America, giving them bigger pipes to take to market. Clearly they’ve also been boosting their capabilities in and around the Far East.

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Categories: ILECs, PTTs · Internet Backbones

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