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DICT will pilot test fiber backbone by Q4 of 2018!

The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) announced that they are ready to set the National Broadband Plan (NBP) operational with a pilot run of the National Fiber Backbone.
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This pilot project implementation will happen between November to December 2018. It will light up the portions of the 6,154-kilometer dark fiber network of National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP). High-speed internet will be showcased to Government Network (GovNet) and Pipol Konek Free Wi-Fi in Public Places beneficiaries.

This signals the dawn of fulfilling our promise to the Filipinos in providing them with better connectivity, said Acting Secretary Eliseo M. Rio Jr.

Seven point-to-point routes identified for the pilot project were: Benguet, Tarlac, Pampanga, Batangas, Mindoro, Albay, Camarines Sur, Cagayan, and Bohol. These will test both the integrity of NGCP Optical Groundwire (OPGW) and the latest optical transport technologies in the market.

This pilot run will serve as the prototype for the utilization of the National Fiber Backbone. The backbone will serve as distribution network for the 2-million Mbps of data capacity coming from the state-owned international landing stations. 

Are you excited?

Source: DICT
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