The planned station is part of the $250-million dollar Southeast Asia submarine cable system which is being constructed to address the growing use of the Internet in Southern Philippines.
Officials for Globe Telecom said the submarine cable system is ongoing – they officially said that work would be completed in the fourth quarter of 2016.
The submarine cable deal is being undertaken by a consortium that includes Globe – other companies including PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia International, Hawaiian Telcom, RAM Telecom International, Teleguam Holdings, as well as Telkom USA.
The cable system will cover approximately 15,000kms long. It has been designed to resist damage in earthquake prone areas of Asia and the Pacific ring of fire.
The project is expected to provide 20 terabits per second service with a 100 gigabit technology to assist in the growth and demand in Southeast Asia and North America.
Globe said they will be able to buy more capacity in the future when needed.
Apart from the aforementioned cable system – Globe is also involved in the Southeast Asia Japan Cable system that links the Philippines, Brunei, Mainland China, Hong Kong, Japan and Singapore together to create the same high speed network.