PLDT Inc., along with other members of Asia Direct Cable Consortium, is building a high-performance submarine cable connecting the Philippines, China, Japan, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.
“The ADC will further improve PLDT’s network resiliency by strengthening its data links to Asia and the rest of the world. This will help PLDT to address the expanding demand for more digital services for both enterprises and our individual customers,” said PLDT chief revenue officer and Smart president Al Panlilio,
The consortium selected NEC Corp. to construct the 9,400-kilometer ADC cable which is expected to be completed by the fourth quarter of 2022. The ADC cable system will strengthen the resiliency of PLDT’s international network by providing additional capacity for internet and digital services via a new route through the East and Southeast regions.