The country’s largest integrated telco, PLDT Inc. (“PLDT”) marked another milestone as it leads the Jupiter Cable System landing ceremony in Daet, Camarines Norte. The inauguration of Jupiter’s Philippine link in the telco’s cable landing station was attended by Camarines Norte Vice Governor Joseph Ascutia, Mayor Benito Ochoa of the Municipality of Daet, and key PLDT executives.
The Jupiter Cable System serves as an international highway for global data traffic to reach the Philippines. It is expected to exponentially boost the country’s international capacity to the United States and Japan, further encourage the global trade of digital services, and as a result, propel the country’s digital economy.
The Jupiter Cable System is the latest addition to PLDT’s 16 international cables routing critical data traffic going in and out of the country. It traverses the Pacific Ocean from North America connecting directly to Maruyama and Shima in Japan and to Daet, Camarines Norte in the Philippines.
It is now the fastest cable system between the Philippines and the United States. Once fully equipped, it is anticipated to increase PLDT’s international capacity of 20 Terabit/s to about 60 Terabit/s. PLDT’s growing investments in undersea fiber links reinforces the company’s strong commitment in building data capacity and network resiliency to help fortify the digital competitiveness of the Philippines and serve the massive demand of hyperscalers.
Jupiter is the first international submarine cable system in the Philippines to use an Open Cable Model that allows PLDT to power up and deliver hyperscale bandwidth more quickly to enterprises across the world. With sustainability as top priority, Jupiter was deployed through horizontal directional drilling to lessen environmental disturbance and support marine life preservation.
This milestone immensely strengthens PLDT’s strategy in helping position the Philippines as the next hyperscaler hub of Asia-Pacific and enriching the country’s Hyperscale Ecosystem that is comprised of connected digital infrastructures such as data centers, subsea cables, domestic fiber network, 5G, cloud, and IOT.