Asia America Gateway Cable Lunch

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  1. duhwho

    duhwho staff Staff Member

    Asia-America Gateway cable lands in Philippines

    Philippine Daily Inquirer
    First Posted 06:27:00 05/28/2008

    MANILA, Philippines--The Philippine leg of $550-million Asia-America Gateway (AAG) cable system landed in the northern province of La Union on Tuesday, local partner Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. (PLDT) said.

    The 20,000-kilometer fiber-optic cable network will connect Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Brunei Darussalam, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Hawaii, and the US West Coast.

    For the Philippine leg of the AAG system, PLDT contributed $50 million to install a cable landing station in La Union.

    The system is expected to begin carrying international traffic early next year.

    PLDT said the project would spur growth for business process outsourcing and other fast-rising sectors that depend on advanced telecomm services.

    The AAG is expected to provide added protection from disruptions, such as that caused by a 7.1-magnitude earthquake in 2006, which brought massive service interruptions of telecom services to corporate and retail customers across the region, PLDT said. Edited by


    About the Asia-America Gateway (AAG) Cable System

    On 27 April 2007, an agreement was signed in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia by major telecommunications-industry leaders spearheaded by 17 parties including AT&T Inc., Bharti, BT Global Network Services, CAT Telecom, ETPI, PCP Company Limited, PLDT, PT Indosat, Saigon Postel Corporation, StarHub, Telekom Malaysia, TELKOM Indonesia, Telstra, the Government of Brunei Darussalam, TNZL, Viettel, and VNPT to build the Asia-America Gateway (AAG) Cable System.

    The AAG is a 20,000-km, high-bandwidth fiber optic submarine cable system that will connect Southeast Asia to the United States. It will provide connectivity between Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Brunei Darussalam, Vietnam, Hong Kong SAR, Philippines, Guam, Hawaii and the US West Coast and seamless interconnection with other major cable systems connecting Europe, Australia, other parts of Asia and Africa and will utilize the field-proven Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) technology to provide upgradeable, future-proof transmission facilities for telecommunications traffic.

    The birth of the AAG will revolutionize high bandwidth delivery between Asia and the USA. Designed for broadband traffic, it will provide much-needed diversity in traditional routes to the US and ensure alternate routes, expanded capacity and high levels of service during potential disasters. The AAG Cable System is expected to carry commercial traffic by first quarter of 2009.
  2. Jowest

    Jowest Member

    ay tapos na kala ko mga last quarter pa nang taon or mga mid iba talaga pag iba trumabaho hehe
  3. duhwho

    duhwho staff Staff Member

    hehehe di pa tapos.. kararating lang sa pilipinas nung cable.. next stop is guam hehehehe

    foreign contractor iba gumawa hehehehe
  4. Guest

    Guest Guest

    hopefully this will cover not only PLDT but also the other telecom ompanies in the RP...
  5. klyster

    klyster Member

    Sana di maging madamot ang PLDT dito...
  6. Unwired

    Unwired Member

    probably this is one of the preparation for future upgrade, since the needed bandwidth of the world is growing fast...
  7. duhwho

    duhwho staff Staff Member

    meron din ang Globe upcoming TGN-Intra Asia.. with VSNL Group as primary
  8. stanelope

    stanelope Member

    di ba para lang sa mga nag aaksaya ng pera ang globe?
    dapat magdagdag ng tao pldt pag ka fully operational na yan para well maintained nila ung services nila...

  9. Lilipat na ko sa PLDT DSL. ********* BayanTel yan. Palpak sa Malabon Area. Halos araw araw na lang ako nag-rereklamo. Mga taga-malabon. ako sa inyo wag na kayong mag BayanTel DSL. ma hi high blood lang kayo sa bagal ng connection

    censored some words... ~dyoddyowel
  10. noms05

    noms05 Member

  11. Lipat na ako sa PLDT DSL! hehe! ayaw ko na digitel! Meron ng nag-layout ng cable dto sa Sto.NiƱo Subdv sa Meycauayan Bulacan.

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