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January 19, 2010

Phillipine Company to Use Level 3 Landing Station Connectivity at Asia America Gateway

By Shamila Janakiraman, TMCnet Contributor

Level 3 Communications, Inc. reportedly announced that it has entered into an agreement with the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company or PLDT (News - Alert).
The agreement entails that PLDT will use Level 3’s landing station connectivity at the Asia America Gateway (News - Alert) or AAG submarine cable system which forms an important communication link between the Asian and American continents. Level 3’s services can provide a diverse and scalable extension of the PLDT pan-Asian network for carrying voice, data and video traffic in the United States, said company sources.
“As broadband and wireless communications continue to grow, PLDT faces increasing demands for network connectivity and performance,” Genaro C. Sanchez, vice president of international network operations for PLDT said in a statement. “Level 3 offers the global network connectivity and scalability to ensure that we continue to meet our goal of greater efficiency, cost savings and innovation – today and in the years to come.”
Also cable landing station connectivity forms a major component of the global network architecture for international carriers. The Level 3 network is capable of providing multiple options for cable landing station connectivity. This connectivity ensures cost-effective and reliable transmission of subsea cable traffic.
Andrew Crouch, president of wholesale markets for Level 3, said that in an increasingly connected world, Level 3 provides reliable network infrastructure and services which will enable global carriers to extend their networks around the world. He also said that Level 3 will offer full support to PLDT as it continues to transform its next generation network and create new standards for global communications.
Level 3 Communications (News - Alert) provides fiber-based communications services to enterprise, content, wholesale and government customers. The company delivers services which combines scalability and value over an end-to-end fiber network. Level 3 specializes in metro and long-haul services, including transport, data, Internet, content delivery and voice.

Shamila Janakiraman is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Shamila’s articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Amy Tierney