Huawei Marine completes Boracay and Palawan Submarine Cable System in the Philippines

July 30, 2013
Huawei Marine Networks Co, Ltd. says it has finished installation of the Boracay and Palawan Submarine Cable System (BPSCS) in the Philippines for local carrier Globe. The 330-km submarine fiber-optic cable system comprises two segments. One links Boracay to Caticlan; the other connects Taytay, Palawan, and San Jose, Mindoro, with a branching unit towards the island of Coron.

Huawei Marine Networks Co, Ltd. says it has finished installation of the Boracay and Palawan Submarine Cable System (BPSCS) in the Philippines for local carrier Globe. The 330-km submarine fiber-optic cable system comprises two segments. One links Boracay to Caticlan; the other connects Taytay, Palawan, and San Jose, Mindoro, with a branching unit towards the island of Coron.

This 12-fiber-pair systems brings optical communications capabilities to Boracay and Taytay and should support revenue growth by supporting service demand from business and tourism in the Palawan region. The system initially will support 40 wavelengths at 40 Gbps each per fiber pair, with the ability to scale to 100 Gbps.

The undersea fiber-optic network is part of a $700 million nationwide modernization effort. The system-wide upgrade has seen a DWDM-based infrastructure replace SDH microwave links in addition to the submarine cable network. Globe now has a fiber footprint of 30,000 km that reaches across the archipelago — from Aparri to the Zamboanga region. The company expects to expand its footprint in the future.

"This system will allow for the deployment of cutting edge communications services for the people, businesses and institutions of this country," said Nigel Bayliff, CEO of Huawei Marine. “We are pleased and honored to have played a critical part in Globe’s wider strategic program and look forward to building upon this trusted partnership that resulted in our joint success. I would like to thank Globe for trusting Huawei Marine to install this turnkey network. Our teams have worked closely throughout the project to optimize the solution and deliver the system to the customers' requirements."

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