Telstra has expanded its business and service capabilities in the Philippines with a new Point of Presence (PoP) in Pasig City, underpinned by a new connection with a fiber data network and ISP (Converge). As a result of expanding bandwidth demand and significant growth potential, and its growing appeal as a submarine cable hub, the collaboration, known as Telstra Converge Inc. (TCI), wants to enhance network infrastructure and service offerings.
The joint venture would install 36,800 kilometers of terrestrial fiber lines between Telstra’s East Asia Crossing (EAC) and City-to-City (C2C) submarine cable landing stations in the Philippines, with a pattern volume of 17.92 Tbps to 30.72 Tbps. It comprises Makati City, its financial, commercial, and economic hub.
Telstra has deployed a third PoP in Pasig City to assure internet access and stability for Filipino customers. New PoP supports 10G and 100G EPL.
Telstra’s head of Strategic Transactions, Global Wholesale, Alfred Au Yeung, said infrastructure and network upgrades would improve connectivity in and out of the Philippines. Customers will also benefit from cable diversity, network resiliency choices, and an “end-to-end solution” that meets their bandwidth needs.
He said that Telstra would continue to study options and work with industry partners to develop the Philippines as an Asian connectivity centre.