By GMA News

By the third quarter of 2012, the Philippine Long Distance and Telephone Co. (PLDT) expects to double its international bandwidth capacity with a $300-million Asia Submarine-cable Express (ASE).

PLDT said Wednesday marine construction work on the 7,200-km ASE started last week in Daet in Camarines Norte, where PLDT's cable landing station is being built.

“We have designed a future-ready network that can potentially supply more than 15 Terabits per second capacity, initially using 40 Gigabits per second wavelength technology, and in the future, 100 Gigabits per second wavelength capability,” said PLDT Network Services Assurance Senior Vice President George Lim.

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