MANILA, Philippines – PLDT Inc. posted a double-digit growth in enterprise business in the first six months from a year ago amid strong usage of data and broadband services.
In a statement yesterday, PLDT said revenues from the enterprise business reached over P15 billion in the first six months, 10 percent higher than last year’s level following aggressive roll out of enterprise data-driven services and solutions.
“We are seeing sustained double-digit growth as of August this year, further solidifying our position as the preferred digital enabler among the country’s industries and government entities. Our robust growth also reflects the emerging requirements of industries, and businesses to become more connected and utilize innovative IT (information technology) solutions to run their operations,” Eric Alberto, PLDT executive vice president and head of the enterprise group said.
To better cater to the needs of companies in keeping up with the digital economy, PLDT’s efforts are being planned by taking into account the different industry roadmaps.
“The PLDT Group has steadily put in place the infrastructure necessary to support this growing digital ecosystem that businesses need to thrive in a globally competitive environment, and formed strategic partnerships with IT leaders to serve and grow our portfolio of digital services for the benefit of our country’s enterprises,” Alberto said.
In line with PLDT’s digital pivot, the group’s enterprise revenues from data and broadband services jumped 23 percent year-on-year to over P9 billion in the first half with mobile internet revenues surging 121 percent during the period.
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Consolidated corporate data and data center revenues also supported the growth in the enterprise segment as it rose 17 percent year-on-year to P8 billion amid the expansion of data center services.
Last July, the group opened its biggest data center in Makati with a capacity of close to 3,600 racks.
By next year, PLDT expects to have a total of 10 data centers with the launch of the VITRO facilities in Davao, Clark and Cebu, for a cumulative capacity of over 10,000 racks.