By Gaynor Dumat-ol Daleno, Pacific Daily News
GTA has joined a consortium of global communications companies that's building a $250 million undersea cable system linking Southeast Asia and the U.S. mainland — via Guam and Hawaii.
The undersea fiber-optic cable will span close to 10,000 miles, the consortium said in a statement.
Known as the SEA-U.S. submarine cable system, it will link Manado, Indonesia; Davao, in the Philippines; Piti, Guam; Oahu, Hawaii; and Los Angeles.
The system will avoid earthquake-prone areas in East Asia, helping to ensure stable connectivity, the consortium announced. The consortium members signed the agreement on Aug. 28 in Indonesia.