Globe completes submarine fiber link to Palawan-A A +A
Sunday, September 29, 2013
GLOBE Telecom is the first telecommunication company to complete its rollout of a submarine fiber optic backbone in Palawan, one of the country’s premier tourist destinations, the company said in a statement.
The 400-kilometer undersea cable system serves as a transmission system of telecommunication services between the province and the main island of Luzon, strengthening Palawan’s connectivity with the entire country and the rest of the world.
A more reliable transmission system using fiber optic technology and 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, Globe said in a press statement.
The technology also establishes a “future-proof infrastructure to meet growing bandwidth data requirements” amid increasing preference for smartphones, enhancing network readiness for the latest telecommunications technology.
“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 fiber optic technology will allow subscribers in the area to experience seamless video streaming, fast uploads of photos and videos and a much-reliable network,” Tan said. (PR)
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on September 30, 2013.