The six-year managed IT infrastructure deal is in addition to the seven-year master transformation service agreement Amdocs signed with PLDT and Smart in Jan 2018
Leading telecommunications and digital service provider PLDT, and Amdocs, a provider of software and services to communications and media companies, announced that they are expanding their strategic partnership under a six -year service agreement.
Earlier this year, PLDT, Smart and Amdocs signed a $300m, seven-year Master Transformation Agreement to undertake modernization of IT applications and introduction of digital technologies. Such state-of –the-art digital capabilities will deliver compelling customer experiences for PLDT’s wide range of telecommunications and digital services across fixed line and mobile networks.
Under the new agreement, Amdocs will consolidate, modernize and manage PLDT and Smart’s IT Infrastructure. This will entail introducing, artificial intelligence, machine learning, analytics, and robotics to their operations. With advanced automation, PLDT and Smart will be able to implement predictive and zero touch operations, auto resolutions of errors, and self-healing of systems. With fully automated operations, PLDT and Smart will be able to prepare for their journey to the cloud, while reducing their operational costs, and engaging their customers with innovative services and compelling experience.
“Our successful collaboration with Amdocs gets stronger as we continue our digital journey,” said Manuel V. Pangilinan, Chairman, President and CEO of PLDT. “This agreement will further boost our efforts to enhance customer experience and engagement. With Amdocs running and automating our IT operations, we will be better equipped to quickly launch innovative products and services to deliver a compelling digital experience to our customers.”
“We are committed to expedite PLDT’s digital journey, and together we have achieved significant milestones in the last nine months,” said Gary Miles, chief marketing officer at Amdocs. “With Amdocs Intelligent Operations, PLDT will be able to inject intelligence and automation into their entire operations, enabling them to become more efficient and take smart product and service decisions. This will help them accelerate innovation to further enhance the superior experience they deliver to their customers, while increasing engagement, loyalty and affinity to their brand.”