The Philippines' Globe Telecom has completed the rollout of a submarine fiber optic backbone in Palawan, one of the country’s top tourist destinations.
The 400km subsea cable system serves as a transmission system of telecommunication services between the province and the main island of Luzon.
Via fiber optic technology and a dense wave division multiplexing (DWDM) system, the Palawan cable system will provide high-speed internet connection and a more dependable network for text and voice calls. The cable was deployed by Huawei Marine Networks.
“This is a landmark development in the local telecommunications industry as Globe Telecom is the first telco provider to complete a submarine fiber optic transmission system in Palawan. The cable system will further boost network capacity and enhance reliability to support requirements of business establishments in the province,” said Globe Chief Technical Adviser Robert Tan.
According to Tan, the undersea cable system in Palawan also supports government initiatives to boost tourism in the country.
The undersea cable system is designed to transmit 40 wavelengths at 40 gigabits per second capacity per fiber pair and upgradable to a 100-gigabits per second DWDM system.