Globe deploys island-linking cable

Staff writer
01 Aug 2013

Huawei Marine Networks announced the successful completion of Globe Telecom's Boracay and Palawan Submarine Cable System (BPSCS) in the Philippines.

The domestic system, which has a total length of around 330km, consists of two segments. One linking Boracay and Caticlan, the other linking Taytay, Palawan and San Jose, Mindoro with a branching unit towards the island of Coron.

For Philippine mobile carrier Globe, the completion of this subsea cable system enables the company to complement the modernization of their transport backbone network.

According to the Globe, this major upgrade is under the company’s $700 million nationwide modernization initiative. The new system replaces the carrier's existing SDH microwave equipment with fiber optic technology using DWDM system in these two vital areas of growth in the Philippines.

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