BET­TER AND FASTER IN­TER­NET

Globe tele­com spear­heads launch of USD 250-mil­lion SEA-US sub­ma­rine ca­ble sys­tem

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Aligned with its goal of bring­ing First World In­ter­net to the coun­try, Globe tele­com com­mer­cially launched to­day the USD 250-mil­lion South­east Asia-united States (SEA-US) sub­ma­rine ca­ble sys­tem. es­tab­lish­ing a link be­tween Davao and the United States, the in­fra­struc­ture brings en­hanced in­ter­na­tional con­nec­tiv­ity for busi­nesses in min­danao and the rest of the philip­pines.

Grac­ing the ground­break­ing launch are Globe tele­com pres­i­dent and CEO ernest Cu, Globe tele­com Chair­man Jaime Au­gusto Zo­bel de Ayala II, Depart­ment of In­for­ma­tion and Com­mu­ni­ca­tions tech­nol­ogy (DICT) Sec­re­tary rodolfo Salal­ima, and pt telkom CEO for Whole­sale and In­ter­na­tional busi­ness Ab­dus So­mad Arief.

the SEA-US ca­ble sys­tem is con­nected to the Globe ca­ble land­ing sta­tion in brgy. talomo, Davao City which also houses the power Feed Equip­ment nec­es­sary to run the sys­tem. Out­side of Lu­zon, the un­der­sea ca­ble is the first di­rect con­nec­tion of Globe to the United States via Guam, Hawaii, and Cal­i­for­nia, of­fer­ing faster trans­mis­sion of data to the US. The 14,500km SEA-US in­ter­na­tional ca­ble sys­tem uses the lat­est 100Gbps trans­mis­sion tech­nol­ogy to de­liver an ad­di­tional 20tbps ca­pac­ity. Learn more about this pro­ject at www.globe.com.ph.

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