New Submarine Cable Network to provide cheaper, faster internet service in PH—PBBM

New Submarine Cable Network to provide cheaper, faster internet service in PH—PBBM

PRESIDENT Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr., participated in the lighting ceremony of the Philippine Domestic Submarine Cable Network or PDSCN in Makati City on February 15.

In his speech, PBBM mentioned that the project would provide faster internet to Filipinos and connect the provinces.

“With the completion of the PDSCN, let me express our excitement and our optimism as we zoom in on faster fiber internet speeds for Filipinos,” according to Pres. Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr.

PDSCN spans approximately 2,500 kilometers— it is now the longest and highest-capacity domestic submarine fiber cable network in the Philippines, linking Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.

According to Koji Miyashita, Chairman of InfiniVAN Inc., the PDSCN connects islands with touchpoints in 21 provinces, from Quezon to Zamboanga.

“It was built based on strict standards followed by companies in Japan,” Koji Miyashita Chairman, InfiniVAN Inc., said.

President Marcos declared that the government continues to take steps towards providing reliable and affordable internet services to the Filipino people.

He also emphasized that this would improve the Philippines’ standing regarding broadband and mobile internet speed and coverage.

Meanwhile, Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) Secretary Ivan John Uy revealed that the project aims to provide inclusive connectivity across the Philippines, particularly in underserved areas.

The 150-million-dollar PDSCN project is a collaborative effort between InfiniVAN Inc., Globe Telecom, and Eastern Telecom in partnership with DICT.

The President also commended InfiniVAN and its partners for the successful completion of the project.

“The project that you initiated, and meticulously completed without much fanfare, is truly a game-changer in the Philippines’ quest to be amongst equals in terms of internet interconnectivity and digital transformation,” Pres. Marcos Jr. said.

InfiniVAN Inc., affiliated with the Tokyo Stock Exchange-listed IPS, Inc., is a telecommunications company with a 25-year congressional franchise to build, operate, and maintain wired and wireless networks.

According to Marcos, the PDSCN is a shared vision of the Philippines and Japan.

He also expressed gratitude to Japan and anticipated further collaboration in the future.

“This same vision and foresight of our future with the PDSCN is shared by our Japanese friends and partners.”

“So, let me reiterate that this government supports public-private sector investment, and we are committed to promoting ease of doing business in the Philippines,” Pres. Marcos stated.


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