Ayala-led Globe and its partners Eastern Communications and InfiniVAN have deployed fiber cables in Boracay, providing better connectivity crucial to economic recovery.
Globe said the $150-million Philippine Domestic Submarine Cable Network (PDSCN) project landed on the shores of Boracay, Aklan.
The project also aims to bridge previously unserved and underserved areas with fast internet coverage to ensure equitable access across the country.
“The importance of widespread and reliable connectivity has become more apparent if we are to build a digital economy. We continue with our investments in fiber connectivity to our many islands so we can help in nation-building and drive economic growth,” said Ernest Cu, Globe Group president and CEO.
“We’re aiming to boost one of the Philippines’ greatest strengths— tourism. Boracay, being one of the most popular destinations in the archipelago, is a strategic landing point to strengthen our network capacity and resiliency. We believe improved connectivity in Boracay can help boost tourism again after the dragging impact of the pandemic,” said Arlene Jallorina, Globe Business Vice President for Strategic Infrastructure Investments.
PDSCN tapped state-of-the-art ship Cable Infinity from Japanese vendor Kokusai Cable Ship Co. Ltd. to bring the cable sourced from global fiber optic cable maker Nexans across the archipelago, covering a total cable distance of 2,500 kilometers.
Boracay is the 20th landing point under the nine-month project, which targets 33 sites across the country.