Globe Telecom Inc. said that its $150-million Philippine Domestic Submarine Cable Network (PDSCN) project will be completed by April next year.
The project now covers eight provinces including Romblon province.
“The Philippine Domestic Submarine Cable Network is the longest domestic subsea cable project in the Philippines,” Globe said in a statement.
The project started last July at Subic Bay and has landed in Lucena City, Boac in Marinduque, Calatrava in Romblon, Placer in Masbate, Iloilo City, Bacolod City, Roxas City, and most recently, the tourist island of Siargao in Surigao del Norte.
The sites are among 33 landing points of PDSCN, which has a total cable distance of about 2,500 kilometers.
“Despite disruptive weather events this wet season, our project has been touching down its landing points as planned, bringing reliable fiber connectivity to remote and underserved areas,” said Arlene Jallorina, vice-president for strategic infrastructure investments for Globe Business, Enterprise Group.