The Philippines takes an important position in the business process outsourcing (BPO) industry worldwide. Submarine networks serve as critical components to the BPO industry, providing reliable and diverse links between the Philippines and the rest of the world.
Since the acquisition of Digitel by PLDT in 2011 and the takeover of Bayantel by Globe Telecom in 2013, PLDT and Globe Telecom have formed the duopoly on international subsea cable market in the Philippines.
In 2017, the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) and the state-owned firm Bases Conversion and Development and Development Authority (BCDA) collaborated with Facebook to land PLCN in the Phillippines, and constructed the government’s cable landing facilities.
There are now 10 international submarine cable systems landing 9 cable landing stations in the Philippines.
PLDT's cable landing stations include:
Globe Telecom's cable landing stations include:
DICT/BCDA's cable landing stations include:
DICT has signed agreement to offer its cable landing facilities to China Telecom Global which is the third telecom operator in the Phillipines.
(Updated: Jan 2020)