After what seems to be a major upgrade to the local industry’s biggest telco, competitors Globe and two small telecommunications companies are joining forces for their upgrades, while essentially establishing the Philippines’ longest submarine fiber cable network, worth $150 million (~Php8.3 billion).

At 2,500-kilometer wide, Globe is spearheading the project called Philippine Domestic Submarine Cable Network (PDSCN), alongside InfiniVAN and Eastern Communications.

For the multi-million-dollar investment, the trio is anticipating an enhancement to both broadband connectivity and mobile across the country, while also expanding the network providers’ reach of customers by being able to extend to the unserved areas.

Giving their blessing to the undertaking, execs from the three companies bid their farewell to the ship that was carrying essential materials to kick start the submarine cable system project, per Globe.

Further, the telco claims that the laying is expected to take place “over the next nine months.”

A feat that requires pre-planning to accomplish, the project will tap on the following strategic locations for the docking: Boracay, Camiguin, Masbate, Marinduque, Siargao, Sorsogon, and Zamboanga.

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