Globe Telecom has commercially launched the $250-million Southeast Asia-United States (SEA-US) submarine cable system which provides direct links between Davao and the United States.
The 14,500-kilometer SEA-US international cable system uses the latest 100 gigabits per second transmission technology to deliver an additional 20 terabits per second capacity. Such additional capacity will cater to the exponential growth of bandwidth between the two continents.
“First-world connection is more than just fast Internet but is also about building a better nation that transcends borders and opens infinite possibilities for everyone. We are excited about this development because of the immense benefits that the undersea cable system will bring to the Philippines,” said Ernest L. Cu, Globe president and CEO.
The system was built by a consortium of 7 international telecommunications companies and links five areas and territories that include Manado (Indonesia), Davao (Philippines), Piti (Guam), Oahu (Hawaii, United States), and Los Angeles (California, United States).