Globe lights second fibre-optic backbone

20 Jan 2010

Globe Telecom has launched its second fibre-optic backbone network (FOBN) in the Philippines, promising the USD70 million system will dramatically improve the operator’s broadband services. The cable is a 1,900km network of submarine and inland fibre-optic links covering most of the Philippines. In a statement Globe said its new FOBN 2 backbone will serve as protection route for network traffic that is currently carried on FOBN 1, built in 2000, providing transmission capacity to support the ongoing aggressive rollout of broadband services, and networking requirements of Globe’s enterprise and corporate customers, the company said. FOBN 2 has an initial design capacity of 400Gbps and can be upgraded to handle future traffic growth.

Philippines, Globe Telecom (incl. Innove)