Telco giant PLDT has reached another milestone in the ongoing development of the Asia Direct Cable system (ADC) which is slated for completion by end next year.
PLDT said it has finished the landing of the shore-end segment of the ADC at its western cable landing station in Nasugbu, Batangas.
“We are grateful to the local government of Batangas for working with us to land another subsea cable system that will not only cement Batangas’ position as a crucial landing point of global data in the Philippines but more so propel the country’s digitalization,” PLDT senior vice president and head of enterprise and international business group Jojo Gendrano said.
The second stage of the marine installation commences in the Philippines and will continue to further link six other international cable landing points in Asia including Tuas, Singapore; Chung Hom Kok, Hong Kong; Quy Nhon, Vietnam; Sri Racha, Thailand; and Shantou, China.
PLDT said marine installation of the trunk segment to Maruyama, Japan was completed during the first stage of the marine works.
Once the ADC is completed and put in service by end-2023, it will boost the PLDT Group’s international capacity by up to 36 Terabits per second (Tbps) to nearly 100 Tbps.
Aside from PLDT, ADC is comprised of leading communications and technology companies China Telecom, China Unicom, National Telecom, Singtel, SoftBank Corp., Tata Communications, and the Viettel Group.