By Louella Desiderio, The Philippine Star
MANILA, Philippines – Globe Telecom Inc. is on track to complete its cable landing station in Davao which forms part of the $250-million Southeast Asia-US (SEA-US) submarine cable system being constructed to address the growing use of Internet services.
Globe chief commercial officer Albert de Larrazabal told reporters work on SEA-US submarine cable system is ongoing.
The company earlier said the SEA-US submarine cable system was expected to be completed by the fourth quarter of the year.
The submarine cable project is being undertaken by Globe and other companies part of the SEA-US consortium such as PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia International (Telin), RAM Telecom International, Hawaiian Telcom, Teleguam Holdings and Telkom USA.
The system will link the five areas and territories of Manado in Indonesia, Davao in Southern Philippines, Piti in the territory of Guam, as well as Honolulu (on the island of Oahu), Hawaii and Los Angeles, California in the US.
Covering approximately 15,000 kilometers in length, the system has been designed and engineered to avoid earthquake prone areas in East Asia.
The project is expected to provide initial 20 terabit per second capacity with state-of-the-art 100 gigabit per second technology to help meet the exponential growth in demand for bandwidth between Southeast Asia and North America.