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Globe lays submarine cable to Boracay

October 31, 2012 2:09pm
Globe Telecom has established a fiber optic interconnection to Boracay Island through the Boracay Submarine Cable System, a two-kilometer fiber optic cable that transmits "80 wavelengths of Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing or DWDM systems with a capacity of 40 gigabytes per second (GBPS) per wavelength and is expandable to 100 GBPS,” it said in a news release.

This can provide “near to limitless transmission capacity, which will result [in] crystal-clear voice call and superfast surfing,” said Globe chief technical adviser Robert Tan.

“[W]e have powered up our cell sites with 3G and HSPA+ connectivity,” he added.

Globe president and CEO Ernest Cu said that the Boracay project is part of the company’s network modernization that will cover the most far-flung areas of the country and will most probably be finished in the first quarter of 2013. — BM, GMA News
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