PLDT Construct Another Undersea Cable

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    Construction of PLDT's new undersea cable system starts

    NOVEMBER 17, 2011

    MANILA, Nov. 16 — The Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. (PLDT) on Wednesday said the construction of its new undersea cable system has started and it is expected to be completed in third quarter of next year.

    In a statement, PLDT said the marine construction work of its $ 300-million Asia Submarine-cable Express (ASE) has started, which when completed next year will more than double PLDT's existing international bandwidth capacity.
    The 7,200-kilometer undersea cable network project is being undertaken by PLDT, NTTCom of Japan, and StarHub of Singapore, in partnership with NEC Corp. and Fujitsu Ltd.
    The start of cable laying work was marked by a ceremony last week in Daet, Camarines Norte where PLDT's cable landing station is being built. This is PLDT's third landing station, after those in Nasugbu, Batangas and Bauang, La Union.
    "We have designed a future-ready network that can potentially supply more than 15 Terabits per second capacity, initially using 40 Gigabits per second wavelength technology, and in the future, 100 Gigabits per second wavelength capability,” George N. Lim, PLDT Network Services Assurance senior vice president said.
    He added that “the ASE system will initially link Japan, Philippines, Hong Kong and Singapore through fiber optic cable that spans 7,200 kilometers. It will also connect us to Malaysia, and in the next phases, potentially to other economically vibrant Asian countries, such as China, Vietnam and Thailand."
    Lim said the ASE can be connected to other major cable systems to Europe, the Middle East, the other parts of Asia, and the United States of America.
    The ASE is a new generation, high bandwidth, optical fiber undersea cable system.
    It is the biggest capacity international submarine cable ever to land in the Philippines which will enable PLDT and its group of companies, including Smart, Digitel and Sun to serve the increasing bandwidth requirements of their combined customer base.
    Once operational, the new cable system will benefit large businesses like banks, call centers, and BPO companies, as well as small and medium enterprises that do business through the internet. (PNA)
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