Globe-Eastern Communications’ subsea cable reaches Cebu

The country’s longest submarine fiber cable network, a joint project of the Ayala familys Globe Telecom, Eastern Communications and InfiniVAN, has landed in Mactan, providing Cebuanos a reliable and faster way for people to be connected

fiber cable project of Globe Telecom and Eastern Communications has reached Mactan Island in Cebu to deliver faster internet connectivity and better voice and SMS services.

The $150 million Philippine Domestic Submarine Cable Network (PDSCN) aims to improve mobile and broadband connectivity and voice and SMS services in the country.

“Our thrust is to provide a first world network, and we hope this helps enable the country in its aspiration to be the next internet hub in Asia. As we expand as a digital solutions platform, we want Globe to be internationally recognized so we can encourage more investments into our country in line with our mission to see a nation admired,” said Arlene Jallorina, VP for Strategic Infrastructure Investments for Globe Business, Enterprise Group.

Before Mactan, PDSCN reached nine other sites: Lucena City, Quezon, Boac, Marinduque, Calatrava, Romblon, Placer, Masbate, Iloilo City, Bacolod City, Roxas City, Siargao, Surigao del Norte, and Palompon, Leyte.

PDSCN covers a total cable distance of roughly 2,500 kilometers. The cable was sourced from global fiber optic cable maker Nexans Norway AS, while Japanese vendor partner Kokusai Cable Ship Co. Ltd. (KCS) together with the other technical vendor partners Fleet Marine Cable Solutions, Inc. (FMCS), SJA Business Consultancy & Liaison Services and Kyotosh Engineering Services were tapped to bring the cable across the archipelago.

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