Telecommunications

PLDT Global partners with SoftBank Corp. to scale up enterprise clients in Japan

PLDT Global Corp. (PGC), the international arm of the Philippine telco PLDT, has strengthened its partnership with Japan-based carrier SoftBank Corp. (SoftBank) to provide a stable and secure internet service for small, medium, and large enterprise clients in Japan.

Under this partnership, PLDT Global will offer SoftBank’s SmartInternet Suite Ether, which is an internet connection service that can help businesses address their needs for a higher-grade internet environment that suits diverse work styles and evolving business areas.

Aside from that, SmartInternet Suite Ether also allows businesses to access a customer portal that will help them manage and monitor their internet service and usage, apart from providing stable traffic and secure, low latency and efficient internet connection. It will also allow clients in Japan to directly connect with major telco carriers, ISPs, and content providers.

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“Internet connectivity is the foundation of our digital economy. We have been focusing on supporting digital ecosystems needed by our customers and we are excited to partner with SoftBank to achieve this purpose. This partnership is part of a broader PLDT Group initiative to improve customer experiences in and outside of the Philippines,” said Katrina Luna-Abelarde, president and CEO of PLDT Global.

“Despite the challenges brought about by the pandemic, we’re extremely pleased to be partnering with PLDT Global to bring SmartInternet Suite Ether to even more customers. This is just the first step of our collaboration, and we look forward to creating new opportunities together.” said Norioki Sekiguchi, VP of Global Business Division, Enterprise Business Unit, SoftBank Corp.