PLDT To Expand Capacity To 8.4 Tbps By End 2019

By PLDT Press Release November 16, 2017 By end-2017, the total capacity of PLDT international submarine cable links (including non-Philippines terminating) will reach 4.497 Terabits per second (Tbps). This is a nearly 140% increase in capacity from end-2015, when total capacity stood at 1.889 Tbps. Moreover, further expansion programs to meet expected rapid growth in [...]

2017-11-17T10:51:41-04:00November 17th, 2017|Categories: Future Systems|Tags: , , , , , |

Facebook, Philippines Partner For Faster Internet

By Mark Milan Macanas, TechPinas November 15, 2017 According to PCOO, the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) and the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) has just launched a landmark project called Luzon Bypass Infrastructure, with Facebook slated as the first party to utilize the infrastructure. The project entails build an ultra high speed information highway that will greatly improve [...]

2017-11-15T13:19:08-04:00November 15th, 2017|Categories: Future Systems|Tags: , , |

TE SubCom To Deploy Submarine Cable Between Japan And The US

By Max Smolaks, DatacenterDynamics October 30, 2017 Submarine communications specialist TE SubCom is set to deploy a 14,000km cable system to link Japan, the US and the Philippines. The JUPITER project will rely on 400Gbps WDM transmission technology, delivering initial design capacity of 60Tbps. The project is funded by a consortium which includes NTT Com, [...]

2017-10-30T11:21:34-04:00October 30th, 2017|Categories: Future Systems|Tags: , , , , , , , |

NTT Com To Construct JUPITER Cable Connecting Japan, U.S. and Philippines

By NTT Com Press Release October 30, 2017 TOKYO, JAPAN — NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), the ICT solutions and international communications business within the NTT Group (TYO: 9432), announced today that as part of a consortium comprising SoftBank, Facebook, Amazon, PLDT and PCCW Global, it signed an agreement on 27 October to participate in [...]

2017-10-30T11:12:42-04:00October 30th, 2017|Categories: Future Systems|Tags: , , , , , , |

Installation Of Marea Is Now Complete

By Liam Tung, ZDNet September 22, 2017 Microsoft, Facebook and Telefonica have hit a key milestone in delivering their new trans-Atlantic subsea cable with a data capacity of 160 terabits per second. Telefonica subsidiary Telxius has finished laying the Microsoft- and Facebook-backed Marea subsea cable, which stretches 4,000 miles (6,600km) across the Atlantic ocean from [...]

2017-09-22T15:25:22-04:00September 22nd, 2017|Categories: Future Systems|Tags: , , , |