Globe Telecom Inc. said Thursday its investment in the planned $300-million Asia Link Cable system, an international subsea cable system, will boost its connectivity capabilities as it shifts to a digital solutions platform.
Globe, with five of the biggest telecom companies in the region, announced their partnership for the ALC—a submarine cable system in Southeast Asia that would address growing connectivity needs and boost service resiliency.
Once completed by the third quarter of 2025, ALC would add at least 18Tbps of capacity to Globe’s existing network for internal and customer requirements through Singapore and Hong Kong, the two main Asian hubs for internet traffic. Connecting to these nodes will boost Globe’s capacity to service the growing connectivity needs of its customers.
Globe Group president and chief executive Ernest Cu said investing in the ALC submarine cable system would serve both national and regional aspirations for connectivity. As the project is seen to expand capacity for connectivity, it will also help drive Globe’s pivot to a digital solutions platform, with a suite of services addressing Filipinos’ everyday pain points, he said.