PLDT marks another milestone as it leads the Jupiter Cable System landing ceremony in Daet, Camarines Norte.
“This new cable system significantly advances not just PLDT’s digital infrastructure, but more importantly, the overall digital readiness of the country as well,” said PLDT and Smart FVP and Head of Enterprise Business Group Jojo G. Gendrano.
“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 USA and Japan, further encourage the global trade of digital services, and as a result, propel the country’s digital economy,” Gendrano added.
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.
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.
PLDT commits to boosting the hyperscale readiness of the country by investing in digital infrastructure that enables the digital adoption and automation of industries and businesses across all economic sectors, helping accelerate growth, demand, and consumption of digital services, ultimately helping uplift the quality of life of Filipinos. PLDT’s investment in the Jupiter Cable System reinforces the company’s long-standing commitment to helping the Philippines attain UNSDG 9: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure.