Globe’s enterprise customers are benefiting from the Philippine telco’s investments in diverse cable systems. Having a solid Business Continuity Program ensures quick crisis recovery and network resiliency critical to large industries that require uninterrupted operations and 24/7 connectivity.
The recent Japan quake, which affected five submarine cable systems, had very minimal impact to Globe customers. Globe delivered stable connectivity to the US through the Unity Cable System and the Tata Global Network-Intra Asia Cable System (TGN-IA), which provided the capacity needed to reroute affected circuits.
According to Jesus C. Romero, head of enterprise segments in Globe Business, “Globe was ready and prepared. When the earthquake struck, our international network rerouted all services immediately. We were able to restore 100% of all voice and data services without IP traffic congestion on all international private networks.”
The Unity Cable System, activated in Q3-2010, is a trans-Pacific cable spanning 9,620-km between Japan and the US. TGN-IA, which started serving enterprise customers in 2009, is a direct point-to-point express optical fiber submarine cable directly linking the Philippines to Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan and Vietnam.
Globe also has investments in the TGN-Pacific Cable, Asia Pacific Cable Network 2 (APCN2), and City to City (C2C) cable network. Other submarine networks utilized by Globe are South East Asia-Middle East-Western Europe Cable Network 3 (SMW3), East Asia Crossing, Japan-US Cable Network (JUCN), and China-US Cable Network (CUCN).
Globe’s IP infrastructure is linked to multiple peers both globally and locally to ensure that enterprises experience the best route to access content and reach destinations across the internet. Globe has more than 100Gbps IP port capacity for business continuity and seamless traffic flow in the Philippines and beyond.