PLDT Global eyes expansion of digital services in Asia through Taiwan’s Chief Telecom

PLDT Global Corp. announced on Friday that it is partnering with Chief Telecom Inc. for the expansion of its digital services in Taiwan.

PLDT Global said its partnership with Chief Telecom, a Taiwan-based telecommunications services provider, should also enable the Philippine firm to expand its services to the “rest of Asia.”

The partnership will provide enterprise customers with a “one-stop shop offering connectivity services across borders, for fast service delivery and competitive offerings via cloud connection, enhanced business continuity services, and security,” PLDT Global said in an e-mailed statement.

Chief Telecom provides cloud services, submarine cable infrastructure, and carrier neutral internet data center services in the region, according to PLDT Global.

Tim Chiang, Chief Telecom senior vice president, said the partnership is a “win- win arrangement” for the Taiwanese firm.

“Through this partnership, we can focus on the growing opportunities for enterprises in Taiwan to expand their business operations across Asia,” he said.

PLDT Global is a communications infrastructure and technology platforms provider.

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