PLDT Completes Line Maintenance Ahead of Schedule

PLDT Completes Line Maintenance Ahead of Schedule By Ian Nicolas Cigaral, September 29, 2020 MANILA, Philippines — Subscribers should expect network connections to get back to normal after PLDT Inc. completed an “emergency maintenance” a day ahead of original schedule. “We are happy to report that maintenance activities on the AAG submarine cable have been [...]

2020-09-29T11:39:53-04:00September 29th, 2020|Categories: Cable Faults & Maintenance|Tags: , , , , |

PLDT to Reduce Impact of Undersea Cable Upkeep

PLDT Assures Measures in Place to Reduce Impact of Undersea Cable Upkeep By Gabriel Pabico Lalu, September 23, 2020 MANILA, Philippines — Telecommunications company PLDT Inc. has assured customers that it has put in place measures to minimize the effects of its scheduled emergency maintenance activities on an undersea cable. PLDT said in a [...]

2020-09-24T10:28:16-04:00September 24th, 2020|Categories: Cable Faults & Maintenance|Tags: , , , , |

Duterte Threatens to Shut Down Globe, Smart

Duterte Threatens to Shut Down Globe, Smart By Aika Rey, July 27, 2020 In his 5th State of the Nation Address on Monday, July 27, President Rodrigo Duterte threatened to close down telco giants Globe Telecom and Smart Communications, unless their services improve by December. Duterte talked about taking public utilities – "whether it [...]

2020-07-27T09:34:14-04:00July 27th, 2020|Categories: State of the Industry|Tags: , , , , , |

PLDT Invests P7 Billion for JUPITER Trans-Pacific Cable

PLDT Invests P7 Billion for New Trans-Pacific Cable to US, Japan By Ted Cordero, GMA News October 23, 2019 Telecommunications giant PLDT Inc. is investing $136.7 million or P7 billion in a trans-Pacific cable system linking to the US and Japan. In a statement on Wednesday, PLDT said the telco has finalized the technical and [...]

PLDT to Build Two New Submarine Cables

PLDT to Build Two New International Submarine Cables As Data Use Booms By Lorenz S. Marasigan, BusinessMirror September 9, 2019 DIGITAL services provider PLDT Inc. plans to build two new international submarine cables to further beef up its global cabling capacity, as it anticipates the boom in data usage in the Philippines to persist over [...]

2019-09-09T10:20:33-04:00September 9th, 2019|Categories: Future Systems|Tags: , , , , |

AAG Damaged Between Hong Kong And Philippines

Damaged AAG Submarine Cable Cable To Result To Slower Internet Speeds By Patrick Cañete, NoypiGeeks May 2, 2018 Back in September of last year, undersea internet cables were damaged due to numerous typhoons. And this time, it happened again. For those who are unfamiliar, undersea cables are what connects different countries via the internet. A [...]

2018-05-02T10:28:51-04:00May 2nd, 2018|Categories: Cable Faults & Maintenance|Tags: , , , , |

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 [...]

2017-11-17T10:51:41-05:00November 17th, 2017|Categories: Future Systems|Tags: , , , , , |

PLDTs Cable Landing Stations Awarded International Certification

By PLDT Press Release November 6, 2017 Leading telco and digital services provider PLDT has obtained ISO 22301:2012 certification for its world-class cable landing stations that provide international connectivity for data, voice and leased line services via fiber optic cables to its global network partners. ISO 22301:2012 is the highest and most comprehensive international standard [...]

2017-11-06T10:34:02-05:00November 6th, 2017|Categories: State of the Industry|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: , , , , , , |