I’m sure you’ve heard the news that Globe Telecom recently procured an additional underwater fiber cable system that would dramatically upgrade their service.
The cable system is known as TGN-Intra Asia cable system. It is a new 4 fibre pair cable system linking Singapore, Hong Kong, and Japan with an additional connection to the Philippines, and potentially Vietnam.
The landing station is in Cagayan. The first fibre optic cable system of Globe is in Batangas.
Globe Telecom’s Head of Carrier Services for Globe Telecom and CEO of Innove Communications, Mr. Gil B. Genio said:
*”Globe’s investment participation in VSNL’s TGN-Intra Asia Cable System allows us to significantly increase our Asian capacity to meet the growing demand, and provide resilient and geographically diverse supply. When combined with investments in the TGN-Pacific cable system and associated new cable landing station and backhaul, we will significantly improve the competitiveness of the Philippines as a prime destination for outsourcing companies.”
With Globe Telecom as the exclusive cable landing party in the Philippines, the Philippines will also be linked to Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore with onward connectivity to Guam and the US.
So what does this mean for us? Well, fasster connection, better service, less down times, and most of all, LOWER COSTS for the consumers!
- This cable will provide up to 3.8 Tbit/s of capacity to the rapidly growing Asia-Pacific market, allowing VSNL’s global customers doing business in and with the region to obtain additional bandwidth, increased route diversity and extended geographical reach.
- The TGN-Intra Asia cable, when combined with the Tata Indicom Cable System (TIC) and the TGN-Pacific cable system (both of which are capable of supporting 7+ Tbit/s of traffic), will complete VSNL’s multi-Terabit capability from India to Asia and onward to the US.
- The cable will provide a direct connection from Singapore to VSNL’s Transpacific Network in Japan, avoiding any other landing points and connecting to the TGN-Pacific cable system directly at the landing station.
- It will serve the increased and rapidly growing demand for bandwidth in the region and provide our customers with unparalleled high performance bandwidth capabilities and increased options for route diversity and redundancy.”
WOW! This is indeed great news for all Globe users. And the $40 million investment would be gained in no time if more users will switch to or retain Globe as their preferred carrier.
I hope to see drastic improvement in Globe’s service once this new system is up. Moreover, cheaper broadband and call and text rates with the linked countries should be provided.