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November 20, 2017

Facebook Partners with PH Govt to Provide 2 Terabytes Per Second Internet in 2019


Facebook partners with Philippine government to put up a submarine cable system in the country which will boost internet connection to 2 Terabytes per second. The new cable system is called the Luzon bypass infrastructure project and is said to cost 975 million pesos.  The ultra speed internet is expected to be completed by 2019.



According to InterAksyon.com, the 2 million megabits per second connection will rival the biggest internet providers in the country. However, officials said this new project is primarily meant for government's internet project. In a press release from the President Communications Operations Office or PCOO, it is stated that the goal of the project is “to undertake a reliable and efficient government internet (SECURE GovNet) project.”



"secure govnet" project aims to improve the affordability, accessibility, and speed of internet broadbands in the country.  The agreement between Facebook and the Philippine government has already been signed so DICT OIC-Secretary Eliseo Rio is looking forward of its progress. 2 terabytes per second internet speed is far better than the combined service of the biggest internet companies today so there is a big possibility that they can be a third player, said Rio.

Meanwhile, PLDT is also reported to be building a submarine cable for the country that links three continents according to Rappler.  The project has an initial investment of 500 million pesos and will open to Asia - Africa - Europe or AAE-1. When this project is completed, PLDT is expected to have a minimum capacity of 40 Terabits per second.

In addition, PLDT also partners with Huawei to provide 5G internet connection in 2020.  The memorandum of understanding or MOU has already been signed by Smart and PLDT chairman, president and CEO Manuel V. Pangilinan and Huawei Philippines CEO Jacky Gao Kexin.  This new partnership focuses on ensuring the network facilities of PLDT today is able to support the necessary foundation to implement the new 5G network in 2020.

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