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Globe Telecom lands $250M Southeast Asia-US cable in Philippines

Telco giant Globe Telecom has landed the $250 million Southeast Asia-United States submarine cable system in the Philippine city of Davao, The Philippine Daily Inquirer reported.

The subsea cable links five locations: Manado in Indonesia, Davao in the Philippines, Guam, Hawaii and California, the report said.

The cable spans 14,000 kilometers and has two fiber pairs inside, capable of carrying 20 Tbps. It will use submarine fiber-optic technology with 100Gbps transmission equipment for each pair.

Once complete, the cable system will cater to the increase in bandwidth between Southeast Asia and the U.S., the report said.