PLDT has confirmed the landing of the shore-end segment of the Asia Direct Cable system (ADC) at its western cable landing station in Nasugbu, Batangas.
The landing of the ADC system was completed on November 25, and marked with a ceremony.
The 9,400 km cable will run from Batangas to Singapore; Chung Hom Kok, Hong Kong; Maruyama, Japan; Quy Nhon, Vietnam; Sri Racha, Thailand; and Shantou, China. It's expected that the completion of all landing links will be reached by the end of 2023.
ADC is a global consortium that is made up of a range of telcos and technology companies including PLDT, China Telecom, China Unicom, National Telecom, Singtel, SoftBank Corp., Tata Communications, and the Viettel Group.
The cable will offer up to 36Tbps of capacity once completed while bringing it to nearly 100Tbps by the end of 2023.
“We are grateful to the local government of Batangas for working with us to land another subsea cable system that will not only cement Batangas’ position as a crucial landing point of global data in the Philippines but more so propel the country’s digitalization," said PLDT SVP and Head of Enterprise & International Business Group, Jojo G. Gendrano.
"We remain resolute to our commitment to building the country’s hyperscale ecosystem that will further the country’s position as the next digital destination in the Asia Pacific."
From its landing station in Batangas, PLDT also hosts the SEA-ME-WE3 cable that goes to South Asia, the Middle East, and Western Europe, as well as the regional Asia Pacific Cable Network Number 2.