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PLDT builds $75M PH link of Asia Direct Cable, boosts Intra-Asia Connectivity

manila philippines, November 22, 2022 /PR Newswire/ — Philippines’ PLDT, the largest fully integrated operator, continues to expand its international cable network as the early stages of cable construction for Asia Direct Cable (ADC) begin.

Construction of 9,400 kilometers of submarine cables Philippines Target completion of all landing links is end of 2023. Once complete, ADC will link his seven international cable landing points in the East and East. Southeast Asia from Batangas, Philippines to Tuas, Singapore; Chung Hong Kook, Hong KongMaruyama Japan; Quy Nhon, Vietnam; Sriracha, Thailandand Shantou, main land China.

“Along with PLDT’s existing international submarine cable system, Asia Direct Cable will boost and diversify. Philippines’ connectivity within the Asian region,” said PLDT’s President and CEO. Al S. Panlilio.

“The ADC will not only strengthen PLDT’s global network, but will also further advance the country’s digitization and growing digital economy,” adds Panlilio.

The ADC has a minimum 200G DWDM system per wavelength design, which greatly expands the network bandwidth of PLDTs entering and leaving the country and abroad. When fully equipped, this will provide PLDT with an additional international network capacity of at least 36Tbps, enabling faster delivery of hyperscale data across East and East. Southeast Asia.

“Asia Direct Cable is a strong addition to PLDT’s mission. Philippines Next hyperscaler destination Asia PacificThis investment reinforces our commitment to strengthening and synergizing the country’s hyperscale ecosystem of connected digital infrastructure, including data centers, submarine cables, domestic fiber networks, 5G, cloud and IOT. ,” said PLDT SVP and Head of Enterprise Business Group. Jojo G. Gendrano.

The ADC and recently energized Jupiter cable system exchange global data directly with the VITRO Sta. Rosa and the rest of his PLDT data center facilities across the country, Philippines’ Superiority as a regional strategic digital hub.

ADC is a global consortium of leading technology companies such as PLDT, China Telecom, China Unicom, National Telecom, Singtel, SoftBank Corp., Tata Communications and Viettel Group.

The upcoming ADC and Apricot cable systems will increase the number of PLDT’s international submarine cable systems to 19 and, when fully equipped, will expand the current international network capacity from 60 Tbps to over 130 Tbps. PLDT’s network is unmatched with the most scalable fiber optic cable infrastructure and largest data center network in the entire archipelago. Philippines.


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