Globe completes undersea cable in Palawan
MANILA, Philippines - Globe Telecom said it completed its rollout of a 400-kilometer submarine fiber optic backbone in Palawan, connecting the island to Luzon.
"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 in a statement.
The undersea cable system serves as a transmission system of telecommunication services between Palawan and Luzon.
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.
Tan said the system can transmit 40 wavelengths at 40 gigabits per second capacity per fiber pair and upgradable to a 100-gigabits per second DWDM system, allowing the company to accommodate future traffic growth.
He added the Palawan cable system, which has a total transmission capacity of 19.2 terabits per second, powered up cell sites with fourth-generation Evolved High-Speed Packet Access or HSPA+ connectivity and supports Long Term Evolution (LTE) services.
The project is part of Globe's $700 million network transformation initiative.