A new international cable station is going to be made in Visayas by Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. (PLTD), this will be a part of its networking redundancy plan.
In an interview PLDT Chairman Manuel V. Pangilianan said “Most likely in Visayas because our cable landing stations are all in Luzon, two in Batangas, and one in LA Union, Camarines Sur.
He further said that this cable landing facility is funded by a consortium of telecom companies. PDLT being a part of a monopoly operating the Asia-America Gateway, Asia Pacific Cable Network and Asia Submarine Cable express.
These international cable systems are very beneficial, because of them Philippines would be able to reconcile the expected explosive growth in different bandwidth requirements for several broadband applications such as IP-based data, video, audio and other multimedia services as well as severance and breakage of services during the earth quakes, typhoons and other hazards.
Earlier this year PLDT said that they will spend over 1 billion on new fiber optic cable this year, which is reported to be approximately 15,000 km, this would extent the PLDT group’s fiber network area to nearly 100,000 km by the end of this year.
PLDT also completed the rollout of 620 km of state-of-the art fiber optic inland and submarine cables which are now connected to tourist-rich province of Palawan in Western Philippines.
They have also scheduled the strengthening of 600 km fiber cable this year.