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SEA-US Cable System Targeted for Completion in 2Q 2017

The Southeast Asia – U.S. or (SEA-US) Cable System publicly marked key milestones and closed in on others with the completion of the installation of its state-of-the-art undersea fiber optic cable network by the second quarter of 2017. Last week, the Hermosa Beach, California shore-end was successfully connected. On January 12, 2017, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) granted the SEA-US cable landing license. By the end of January 2017 the construction of California’s cable landing station will be completed. In February 2017 the installation vessel will arrive in Honolulu, Hawaii, after completing its main-lay construction between California and Hawaii.

Essential to the SEA-US Cable System’s reliability is the location and protection of mission-critical equipment on land. The SEA-US consortium members chose CoreSite (NYSE:COR), a premier provider of secure, reliable, high-performance data center and interconnection solutions across the United States, to house the SEA-US Cable System’s submarine line terminating equipment (SLTE) at CoreSite’s purpose built LA2 data center in downtown Los Angeles, California. The SEA-US Cable System’s unique design provides its users with additional protection between the Hermosa Beach, California landing and CoreSite’s LA2 data center over physically diverse dark fiber pairs.

The historic US $250 million SEA-US Cable System is being constructed by NEC Corporation. When completed, the system will deliver an initial design capacity of 20 Terabit per second (Tb/s) capacity, using NEC’s state-of-the-art 100 Gigabit per second (Gb/s) technology. This capacity will help to meet the exponentially growing demand for bandwidth between Asia and North America, while also enabling onward connectivity to existing and planned submarine cable systems.

The SEA-US Cable System investors consist of the following consortium members: Globe Telecom (Manila, Philippines), GTA (Tamuning, Guam), GTI (Los Angeles, California), Hawaiian Telcom (Honolulu, Hawaii), RTI (San Francisco, California), Telin (Jakarta, Indonesia) and Telkom USA (Los Angeles, California).

Shortlist for 5th Globe Media Excellence Awards Mindanao announced

Globe Telecom has announced the roster of shortlisted entries for the 2016 Globe Media Excellence Awards (GMEA) in Mindanao. Eighty-nine (89) shortlisted entries were chosen from a total of 444 entries submitted by print, online and broadcast journalists, columnists, bloggers, and social media influencers from Cagayan de Oro, Davao, General Santos, and Zamboanga. Now on… Continue Reading

Enjoy the best of the Pokemon GO worldwide craze with freenet and PayMaya

People in the Philippines are so eager for the launching of Pokemon GO in the country can. Stay updated on the upcoming release of the game in the Philippines and fully enjoy the game when it launches with the help of freenet and PayMaya. Now a certified worldwide phenomenon, Pokemon GO is a location-based mobile… Continue Reading

Smart to offer iPhone SE on May 26

Unrivaled mobile services provider Smart Communications today announced it will offer iPhone SE, the most powerful phone with a four-inch display, beginning on May 26. iPhone SE packs the power of iPhone 6s in a beloved compact aluminum design that customers love, featuring a stunning four-inch Retina display and four gorgeous metallic finishes, including rose… Continue Reading

Say I do to Bridestory

A Southeast Asian company is taking the wedding industry by storm. Using technology to their advantage, Bridestory connects wedding professionals to couples across the globe in the most convenient way possible. It is the leading wedding marketplace in the region. “Wedding vendors are very good at what they do, however, not all of them can… Continue Reading

Winners of 4th Globe Media Excellence Awards in Visayas announced

Outstanding media professionals and social media practitioners were honored at the 4th Globe Media Excellence Awards for their exemplary work in bringing most relevant social issues to the fore through the different channels of print, broadcast and digital media. The most anticipated premier award-giving body that gives recognition to excellence in journalism in central Philippines,… Continue Reading

Apple and Hermes Unveil the Apple Watch Hermes Collection

Hermes, a new collection of Apple Watch in stainless steel with finely crafted leather bands in distinctive styles. Apple® and Hermès today introduced Apple Watch® Hermès, a new collection of Apple Watch in stainless steel with finely crafted leather bands in distinctive styles from Hermès, including the Single Tour, Double Tour and Cuff, while respecting… Continue Reading

MiCab welcomes new LTFRB rules for ride-sharing apps

MiCab, the Cebu-based tech startup celebrated for its locally-developed and low cost taxi-hailing app for the riding public, welcomes the new guidelines on ride-sharing apps crafted by the Land Transport and Franchising Regulatory Board (LTFRB). “As more and more Filipinos use app-based services for commuting, the new LTFRB rules can help level the playing field… Continue Reading

6th RAFI Triennial Awards

I was in Cebu City, Philippines last week (August 14, 2015) to attend the triennial awards of RAFI which is now on its 18 years to honor individuals who are outstanding but unsung in what they have done, who have gone out of their way to serve the community. It also hails institutions that are noble but obscure… Continue Reading