Globe Telecom is currently being interconnected to the Southeast Asia-Japan Cable System (SJC), an international submarine cable system operated by a global consortium of telecommunications and technology companies with its landing in Nasugbu, Batangas last February 10, 2013. Measuring 8,900 kilometers which could extend up to 10,700 km, SJC will support an initial design capacity of over 15 terabits per second, equivalent to 1.8 million to 2.3 million simultaneous HD videos streaming. Linking the Philippines with Brunei, China Mainland, Hong Kong, Japan and Singapore, with options to extend to Thailand, SJC allows open access in key destinations and flexible capacity on usage for carriers as well as cost-effective and resilient connectivity to other submarine cable systems. It is targeted to be operational during the second half of 2013.
The investment of Globe in the SJC will bring increased cable diversity to its network for continuous, superior internet connectivity as well as voice services and bring more advanced solutions to customers, from bandwidth-intensive applications such as Internet TV and games to enterprise data exchange. The SJC will help Globe address the increasing demand for bandwidth to serve both individual users and enterprise customers by providing much needed capacity and faster, more reliable connectivity to sustain the unprecedented growth in data, web applications and Internet traffic within the Philippines. Being a co-owner of the cable, it will bring financial benefits and long-term security of bandwidth supply and reliable connectivity to Globe. In the photo are (from left) Daiki Miwa, David Lim and Masanori Takei of NEC Corporation as well as Efren Munoz, Jr., Luisito Dungo and Marianito Mailig of Globe.
This global consortium of companies is composed of Brunei International Gateway Sendirian Berhad (BIG), China Mobile International Ltd. (CMI), China Telecommunications Corporation (China Telecom), China Telecom Global Limited (CTG, an affiliate of China Telecommunications Corporation and formerly known as China Telecom Hong Kong International Ltd.), Donghwa Telecom Co., Ltd., Globe Telecom, Inc., Google SJC Bermuda Ltd. (a subsidiary of Google Inc.), KDDI Corporation, Singapore Telecommunications Limited (SingTel), PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia International (Telin), and TOT Public Co., Ltd. (TOT).