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Globe taps Japanese firm for USD 150-million PH submarine cable project

Globe Telecom, together with Eastern Communications and Japan-affiliated telco InfiniVAN Inc, has tapped Japan's NTT World Engineering Marine Corp. for the last stretch of the USD 150-million Philippine Domestic Submarine Cable Network (PDSCN) project.
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Globe's PH submarine cable project nears completion

In a statement, Globe said the Japanese company would land and lay cables in the project’s nine remaining segments covering 13 sites until April this year.

PDSCN is designed to cover the following sites: Calatrava, Romblon; Pasacao, Camarines Sur; Bulan, Sorsogon; Calbayog City, Samar; Palanas, Masbate; Mactan, Cebu; Maasin City, Southern Leyte; Claver, Surigao del Norte; Kinoguitan, Misamis Oriental; Camiguin; Dipolog, Zamboanga del Norte; Liloy, Zamboanga del Norte; and Zamboanga City, Zamboanga del Sur.
The Globe team aboard NTT WE Marine’s cable ship Subaru, which will land and lay cables in nine remaining segments of the Philippine Domestic Submarine Cable Network (PDSCN) project, as the partnership kicked off on January 20.

The project, launched in July last year, covers a total cable distance of 2,500 kms.

With the final phase of the PDSCN in motion, we are excited to take a major step towards our goal of nation-building through digitalization. We are committed to completing the project to provide a #1stWorldNetwork by bringing fast and reliable connectivity to every corner of the Philippines. This is a crucial step towards bridging the digital divide and providing equitable and reliable connectivity, which is essential for the economic and social development of our country, said Globe Group President and CEO Ernest Cu.

The multibillion-dollar undersea cable project is envisioned to deliver fiber connectivity to unserved and underserved areas.

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