PLDT Selects GTA’s GNC iX Data Center as Strategic Point of Presence in Guam

(Tamuning Guam) Tuesday, February 13, 2024 - GTA, the leading telecommunications and digital infrastructure provider in Guam, has announced that the GTA GNC iX Data Center is now a strategic Point of Presence (PoP) for PLDT Global, a technology services company in the Philippines providing high quality communications infrastructure and innovative platforms to its global network of carriers, enterprise customers, and distribution partners. The new Guam PoP will provide PLDT Global with enhanced network performance, reduced latency, and route diversity, crucial factors for enterprises to meet the evolving demands of the digital age.

"We are excited to partner with PLDT Global. Guam stands at the crossroads of international connectivity, and with our latest PoP, we are unlocking unparalleled opportunities to bring more interconnection opportunities to our ecosystem of carriers across the APAC region for our partners," said Roland Certeza, President, and CEO of GTA. “GTA’s GNC iX Data Center is increasingly appealing to carriers in need of an Asia Hub for IP transit, peering, and colocation to address the increasing requirements and growing operations that connect individuals, businesses, and the global community. The trust that major carriers place in our infrastructure is a testament to the quality of our Data Center and the benefits Guam provides with its close proximity to Asia. We look forward to a fruitful collaboration that will not only elevate PLDT Global’s network capabilities but also contribute to the continued advancement of Guam as a prominent connectivity hub."

GTA's GNC iX Data Center offers a host of unparalleled benefits that align seamlessly with PLDT's commitment to delivering top-tier services. The facility's advanced security protocols, redundant power systems, and carrier-neutral ecosystem ensure uncompromised data integrity and reliability, meeting the stringent standards of the telecommunications industry. Furthermore, the strategic location of the GNC Data Center in Guam serves as a gateway to transpacific connectivity, providing unparalleled access to each of Guam's cable landing stations and related twelve (12) subsea cable systems with the ability to host content for the world's largest companies.

In expressing his enthusiasm for this partnership, Albert Villa-Real, President and CEO of PLDT Global, remarked, “Our collaboration with GTA epitomizes PLDT Global's vision of connecting people, businesses, and continents, fostering growth and innovation. By utilizing GTA's GNC iX Data Center as our new Point of Presence, PLDT Global is poised to deliver increased value to our customers, offering enhanced network performance and a diverse array of connectivity options.”. He further added, “This strategic alliance represents a transformative moment for PLDT Global, actively shaping the future landscape of global connectivity. We eagerly anticipate positive outcomes, solidifying our commitment to growth, innovation, and the advancement of global telecommunications.

The partnership between PLDT Global and GTA is set to propel the growth of Guam's data center industry, promoting the island as a regional hub for resilient, high-capacity connectivity and attracting new businesses to the area. With GTA's GNC Data Center serving as a key point of presence, Guam continues to solidify its position in the Asia Pacific region as an essential hub in global telecommunications.

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**Photo: GTA GNC iX Data Center - Piti, Guam

About GTA

GTA provides complete communications services in Guam. These include local and long-distance telephone service, 3G, LTE, and 5G mobility service, High Speed Internet Access, Dedicated Ethernet, Carrier-Class High Capacity Services over SONET and SDH networks, and advanced television, or IPTV. GTA operates a data center on Guam offering a secure, managed environment for customers who need an alternative site for business data storage. The company also runs Guam’s first locally owned cable landing station and data center in Piti.

Based in Tamuning, Guam, GTA is a U.S. and locally owned company and locally managed. The company’s website is

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