PLDT Inc. has teamed up with Manila Electric Co. to further uplift digital and power infrastructure in the country to meet the demand of hyperscalers.
The Philippines is a prime location for hyperscalers as it tops social media and internet usage worldwide.
ePLDT president and SVP Jovy Hernandez said the collaboration among industry enablers such as PLDT and Meralco is vital to ensure that the elevated standards sought by these hyperscalers are met and complied with.
“PLDT continues to work with Meralco for the power grid design and renewable energy requirements of our data centers. These enhancements allow us to anticipate the specifications fit for hyperscaler, such as multiple grid terminations for redundancy and sustainable design,” Hernandez said.
ePLDT has set out a clear roadmap for its VITRO data centers that includes fortifying its data center design and facilities, diversifying its network infrastructure, and bringing sustainability at the core of its operations.
“We continue to incorporate green innovations and practices into our ways of doing and partner with relevant organizations to harness renewable energy that will soon power our data center facilities and ultimately, the hyperscaler market,” Hernandez said.
As a technology enabler, the group also recognizes its obligation to ensure the Philippines’ competitiveness to help attract the right investments to the country, he said.
Hernandez said the PLDT Group will continue to invest in the most advanced technologies to enhance its digital infrastructure and comply with the evolving demands of the market.
For its part, Meralco aims to secure 1,500 megawatts of its power requirements in the next five years from renewable energy sources.