Improved PH Connectivity is Seen Through an Undersea Cable System

March 2023

The Philippine fiber internet provider Converge ICT Solutions Inc. has vowed to provide greater internet speed in the country after the inauguration of the Bifrost Cable System (BCS). It is anticipated that the cable landing station for the Philippine branch of the BCS in Davao, located in the Southern part of the country, will provide much-needed internet capacity, redundancy, and reliability between the Asia-Pacific area and North America.

According to the statement of Converge’s CEO and Co-founder, the system is the first undersea cable line that started from Indonesia to Singapore and Davao, which also connects to Guam and California. This is envisioned to support the booming digital connectivity needs of the Asia-Pacific region and provide a critical, direct link with North America.

The 745 square-meter single-story facility in Davao will be the first wholly owned and operated cable landing station of Converge in the country and is expected to be operational in the third quarter of 2024.

The consortium behind Bifrost includes Keppel Midgard Holdings Pte. Ltd., a subsidiary of Keppel Telecommunications & Transportation Limited, Meta, and PT. Telekomunikasi Indonesia International, an affiliate of PT Telkom Indonesia.

(Source: PNA)

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