PLDT details fibre network enhancements

14 Sep 2011

Filipino fixed line incumbent Philippine Long Distance Telephone (PLDT) is reportedly upgrading its 10,000km domestic fibre-optic network (DFON) with a view to meeting increased demand for improved resiliency and capacity of the offshoring and outsourcing industry in several key regions in Luzon and Mindanao. The telco noted that, with its DFON currently comprising ten major fibre-optic loops across the country, offering 1.6Tbps capacity, it is now targeting the completion of parallel underground fibre in nine segments of DFON along North and Central Luzon to Manila by November 2011. A further six segments linking Manila to South Luzon are also in progress and are expected to be finished by January 2012. The telco meanwhile has also noted that before the end of 2011 its expects its internet gateway, which is connected to multiple international cable routes, to see improvements which will bring its total capacity to 250Gbps, a figure it claims is double that of any other provider in the country.