Telecommunications and ICT solutions provider Eastern Communications, along with its partners, has deployed “Subaru,” a new cable-laying ship that will complete the $150-million Philippine Domestic Submarine Cable Network (PDSCN) undersea cable project.
As of December 2022, 15 submarine cable segments have been installed. The continuation of the PDSCN project this year will link the remaining sites in Calatrava, Romblon; Pasacao, Camarines Sur; Bulan, Sorsogon; Palanas, Masbate; Calbayog, Samar; Mactan, Cebu; Maasin, Leyte; Claver, Surigao del Norte; Kinoguitan, Misamis Oriental; Camiguin; Zamboanga City, Zamboanga del Norte; and Liloy and Dipolog in Zamboanga del Sur.
To mark the installation of the next nine segments, Eastern Communications and its partners, Globe and InfiniVAN Inc., and its cable-laying services provider, NTT WE Marine (NTTWEM), recently sent off cable ship CS SUBARU at Subic Bay.
NTTWEM General Manager Shinichi Ezaka, Senior Manager Keitaroh Kimoto, and Senior Commercial Manager Steve Alburo, along with other representatives, presented cutting-edge specifications of cable-laying ship Subaru, which will continue to land the remaining cables around the country and is expected to be completed by April 2023.