BORACAY, Philippines , Nov. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Globe Telecom recently announced that it has achieved a major milestone in its nationwide network modernization by successfully interconnecting the world-renowned island paradise that is Boracay through fiber optics, which is integral in its ambitious network modernization plans for the entire country.
Company officials confirmed at a press conference that this form of communication technology is achieved by means of the two-kilometer Globe Boracay Submarine Cable System emanating from Caticlan in Malay, Aklan. Robert Tan, Globe Chief Technical Adviser, said that the Boracay fiber optic network will power up cell sites with third generation or 3G and Evolved High-Speed Packet Access or HSPA+ connectivity and readily scalable to support Long Term Evolution (LTE) services. This will intensify network coverage to the celebrated local tourist destination: "This allows transmission at higher bandwidths, translating into a sharp improvement in service quality in terms of call clarity, SMS delivery and data transmission through pervasive third generation or 3G connectivity with HSPA+. In terms of capacity, the fiber-based Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing system can transmit 80 wavelengths and supports 40 gigabytes per second (Gbps) per wavelength, expandable to 100 Gbps."
"Our Globe subscribers in the area can now share their vacation experiences through voice, text and high speed data. They can upload their pictures, videos and posts with unparalleled ease as Boracay's near-limitless transmission capacity will result to superfast surfing, aside from crystal-clear voice calls and real-time text messaging," Tan noted. He added that "the submarine cable system is engineered for a future-proof Globe network, along with those for the entire archipelago and ready for the next generation communication technology."
As the project's technology partner, global ICT solutions provider Huawei Technologies through its Chief Executive Officer and Country Manager Li Wei affirmed that it was their great honor to play a significant role in this important segment of the total infrastructure transformation efforts of Globe, saying that it was indeed a privilege to work hand-in-hand with such an unprecedented undertaking to build a technologically-advanced brand-new network."With our strong track record of success and IT expertise having done similar projects in other countries, Huawei's synergies with Globe are working toward establishing a world-class Asian telco infrastructure to elevate telecommunications further for the Filipinos. This modern network in Boracay is just as an important piece of the rest of the Globe modernization activities currently being accomplished across the country, and we are proud to be involved in it," he said.