The Philippine telecommunications operator PLDT Inc. and Orange International Carriers, a division within Orange’s wholesale arm, have announced a partnership agreement for international voice aggregation services. According to the terms of the agreement, Orange will handle all international inbound traffic terminating on the networks of PLDT and its wireless subsidiary Smart Communications, Inc.
Emmanuel Rochas, Chief Executive Officer of International Carriers at Orange, said, “Orange is proud that PLDT has selected Orange to provide support and protect market value for the future and we are delighted to enter into this partnership. I look forward to working alongside PLDT to embrace the market evolution and I am confident that this partnership will develop to our mutual benefit.”
In a statement to the press, Orange said that its expertise will help PLDT manage the operator’s global partner portfolio, and its sales team will support PLDT during the implementation of various voice traffic management solutions. In addition, Orange will guarantee the value and integrity of PLDT voice traffic by using its anti-fraud voice solutions, thus increasing security and growing the demand for voice traffic.
“We are excited to partner with a global expert who understands what we do and helps us do it better. This partnership with Orange is part of a broader PLDT Group program to improve customer experiences in and outside of the Philippines. Ultimately, our goal is to consistently deliver the best call experience for overseas Filipinos and all our customers worldwide,” said Katrina Luna-Abelarde, FVP and Head of PLDT-Smart International and Carrier Business Group, and President of PLDT Global Corporation.
As one of the main European operators for mobile and broadband internet services, Orange offers business services in 26 countries around the world. The company provides roaming services to operators, with the proven ability to manage complex wholesale projects in the fields of roaming, voice and data services.