Philippine Long Distance Telephone taps Cisco for network upgrade

PLDT and its wholly owned wireless services subsidiary, Smart Communications, have deployed Cisco CRS-3 and ASR 9000 Series routers. The network upgrade will enable PLDT and Smart to optimize operations, reduce expenses, and improve scalability and flexibility, Cisco asserts.

Philippine Long Distance Telephone (PLDT) has deployed Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) routers as part of a fixed and mobile network upgrade.

PLDT and its wholly owned wireless services subsidiary, Smart Communications, have deployed Cisco CRS-3 and ASR 9000 Series routers. The network upgrade will enable PLDT and Smart to optimize operations, reduce expenses, and improve scalability and flexibility, Cisco asserts.

"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. 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," said Napoleon Nazareno, president and CEO of PLDT.

"We are entering the age of the next-generation Internet and are confident that PLDT and Smart will deliver an exciting, new array of video, mobile, data center and cloud services. This collaboration will lay the foundation for one of the most intelligent and advanced broadband networks," said Stephen Misa, country manager for Cisco in Philippines.

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