PLDT, Cisco Partner to Delploy Fully Automated Software Defined 5G-ready IP Transport Network

PLDT, Cisco Partner to Delploy Fully Automated Software Defined 5G-ready IP Transport Network Image Credit: PLDT

Philippines’ PLDT has partnered with Cisco to help transform its IP transport infrastructure into a fully automated software defined 5G-ready IP transport network.

Under this partnership, PLDT and Cisco will deploy cutting-edge technology to design and build automated, highly reliable, highly scalable, software-defined next generation infrastructure utilizing PLDT’s existing fiber network to seamlessly deliver customized digital experiences to customers. This large-scale investment with Cisco is part of PLDT’s broader transport network transformation project, which will be implemented over the next three years. 

Under this project, PLDT and Cisco will deploy technologies across PLDT’s network to make it more efficient, more resilient, more scalable, and easier to maintain and repair. The automated architecture of the network will also enable PLDT to manage traffic congestion, minimize network outages, and launch new digital services faster. 

Cisco’s Customer Experience team will play a leading role in the end-to-end design, build and deployment of the new infrastructure to extend the network’s reach, reliability and scalability. It will also greatly enhance experiences for PLDT’s customers and lay a solid foundation for 5G rollout. 

With a fully automated network, our enterprise customers can expect more tailor-fit digital services that meet their businesses’ specific needs today and in the future,” said PLDT. 

Manual V Pangilinan, Chairman, PLDT
Today we mark another major milestone in PLDT’s efforts to help the country gear up for the Industrial Revolution 4.0, enabling us to move up to the next generation of digital technologies, such as 5G, software-defined networking (SDN), artificial intelligence and Internet of Things.

Chuck Robbins, Chairman and CEO, Cisco
At Cisco, we are committed to working with our customers to transform their infrastructure, so they can unlock growth opportunities as everything becomes connected. PLDT is at the forefront of this transformation and we are proud to partner together to deliver best in class services across the Philippines.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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