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SL part of landing stations for expanded undersea cable network

The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) recently forged an agreement with IPS Incorporated, a Tokyo-based giant telecommunication company, and has allocated USD100 or Php5.6 billion for the project, DICT Secretary Ivan John Uy reported.
This will expand the capacity of a modern and secure gateway for the Philippines to the rest of the world via Japan.
InfiniVAN Inc., an IPS affiliate in the Philippines, also offered another estimated investment of PHP4 billion under a public-private partnership arrangement that would fast track the deployment and connectivity of the National Broadband Plan, also known as Broadband ng Masa Program (BBMP).
InfiniVAN’s proposal covers a distance of 2,700 kilometers of fiber optic cables linking Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao and covering 26 new landing points which include:
Batangas-Mindoro, Mindoro-Boracay, Lucena-Marinduque, Marinduque-Tablas, Capiz-Tablas, Masbate1-Capiz, Iloilo-Bacolod, Negros Occidental-Western Cebu, Zamboanga Del Norte1-Negros Oriental, Surigao Del Norte-Southern Leyte, Western Leyte-Cebu1, Samar-Masbate2, Masbate2-Sorsogon, Boracay-Aklan, Siargao-Surigao Del Sur, Camiguin-Misamis Oriental, Masbate1-Western Leyte, Cebu2-Bohol, Bohol-Cagayan de Oro, Cagayan de Oro-Zamboanga Del Norte1, Zamboanga Del Norte2-Zamboanga Del Norte1, Zamboanga Del Norte2-Zamboanga Del Sur, Camarines Sur-Tablas, Southern Leyte-Cebu1, Masbate1-Masbate2 UG Terrestrial, and Cebu1-Cebu2 UG Terrestrial.
(Source: PNA)

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