Globe Telecom's $250 Million Undersea Cable in Davao City Could Provide 100 Gb/s Internet Speed


Local telecom operator in the Philippines Globe Telecom is currently building along with its international partners a $250-million undersea-cable system in Davao City which will directly connect the Southeast Asian (SEA) region to the United States of America.


According to Business Mirror, the global consortium building the multi-million undersea-cable system is composed of Glob Telecom Inc., PT. Telekomunikasi Indonesia International (Telin), RAM Telecom International (RT), Hawaiian Telcom, Teleguam Holdings (GTA), GTI Corp., and Telkom USA.

The global consortium firms are jointly investing in the SEA-US Submarine Cable System to link the five areas and territories of Manado in Indonesia, Davao in Southern Philippines, Piti in the territory of Guam and Honolulu in the island of Oahu, Hawaii; and Los Angeles California in the continental US.

According to some telecom experts the system will approximately 15,000 kilometers in length, stretched along a unique route and has been designed and engineered to bypass earthquake-prone areas in East Asia, thereby providing a strategic diversity in the range of connectivity to trans-Pacific networks with ensured stable connectivity.


The cable system will provide an initial 20-terabit-per-second (Tb/s) capacity, with state-of-the-art 100-Gigabit-per-second (Gb/s) technology.

According to Globe Executive Vice President and COO Gil B. Genio, "The SEA-US project will enable Globe to play a major role in providing superior connectivity for consumers and businesses in the Philippines to connect to the US. Our link-up with the SEA-US cable system will serve the exponential growth of mobile Internet use in our country, enabling the Filipino digital lifestyle and wonderful experience for our customers and businesses,” he said.

The Philippines leading telecommunications company revealed to the media that the company's total commitment to the underground sea-cable project is $85 million. 
Globe Telecom's $250 Million Undersea Cable in Davao City Could Provide 100 Gb/s Internet Speed Globe Telecom's $250 Million Undersea Cable in Davao City Could Provide 100 Gb/s Internet Speed Reviewed by Phil Newsome on 5/18/2016 Rating: 5

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