Globe Telecom ramps up Boracay network

28 Nov 2012

Filipino operator Globe Telecom has revealed that it has connected the island of Boracay with the mainland via the completion of a 2km submarine cable landing at Caticlan in Malay, Aklan. In a statement released yesterday the telco said the new Boracay fibre-optic link will provide connectivity to its current 3G/HSPA+ mobile networks, while providing future scalability for Long Term Evolution (LTE) as it looks to ramp up network coverage to one of the country’s top tourist destinations. The dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) fibre-optic cable can transmit 80 wavelengths and supports 40Gbps per wavelength, expandable to 100Gbps, according to Globe technical advisor Robert Tan.

Philippines, Globe Telecom (incl. Innove)