17 May 2007
Subic Telecommunications Company (Subictel), a unit of national incumbent Philippine Long Distance Telephone (PLDT), is investing PHP212 million (USD4.51 million) on new fibre-optic equipment, to increase its capacity for data services in the Subic Bay Freeport Zone. The project will be completed by the end of the year and will comprise 285km of fibre-optic cables in loops covering Angeles, Clark, Porac, San Fernando, Guagua, Lubao and Floridablanca in Pampanga, and Dinalupihan in Bataan, Subic Town in Zambales, and Subic Bay Freeport Zone in Olongapo. In addition, Subictel, which will soon become part of PLDT’s national fibre-optic network, has doubled the bandwidth available from PLDT from 45Mbps to 90Mbps. Upon completion of the new network Subictel’s bandwidth capacity will rise to 2.5Gbps.