|Globe Lands Southeast Asia-United States Submarine Cable System in Davao City|
Last March 2016 during the Wonderful World with Globe IX, the telecom giant announced its campaign to transform the Philippines to a digital country by 2020, and one big step in achieving it is by investing multi-million dollars for submarine cable directly linking our nation and the USA. A year after that, Globe Telecom has successfully landed the Southeast Asia-United States (SEA-US) system in Davao.
The SEA-US cable lands in Barangay Talomo in Davao City and connected to the Globe station that houses the Power Feed Equipment necessary to run the system. It is part of SEA-US cable system consortium that links five areas and territories - the Manado (Indonesia), Piti (Guam), Oahu (Hawaii, United States), Los Angeles (California, United States), and Davao (Philippines).
“We are excited over this development since it won’t take long before we can finally address the rising demand for internet services from businesses in the Philippines,” said Mike Frausing, Globe Business Senior Advisor. “We are very near commercial operations. Once it commences, the cable system will be able to provide greater route flexibility and better future support for bandwidth-dependent applications and services consistent with the growing trend of companies shifting their business critical operations to digital.”
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The SEA-US submarine cable system will ease the country's dependence on current international cable systems that routes through the northern part of the Philippines. The fourteen thousand kilometer cable system that costs around 250 million dollars has an initial design capacity of 20 terabits per second and transmission speed of 100 gigabits per second. It will cater to exponential bandwidth requirements of major trade and industry centers, such as BPOs, ISPs and financial institutions, in the southern part of the Philippines, especially the Mindanao region.